Pediatric dentists look after the oral health of children from their birth through their teenage years. These dentists have the qualifications and experience to treat a child’s mouth, gums, and teeth during the different stages of childhood.
As soon as an infant becomes 6 months old, their baby teeth begin to grow in. After six years, they lose these teeth, which are replaced by a permanent set of teeth. When children don’t receive adequate dental care, they can face oral disease and decay, leading to a lifetime of complications and pain. Nowadays, dental caries in early childhood, a form of infectious disease, are 7 times more common than hay fever and five times more common than asthma.
Pediatric dentists prioritize health education, including educating patients and their parents about tips and recommendations on maintaining oral health. They aim to nurture healthy habits (e.g., flossing and brushing teeth) in children so that they can adopt them in the long run.
Pediatric dentists offer in-depth oral healthcare for the following: