Everything you need to know to take care of your children’s dental health
When you are a parent of a baby, there are many doubts about your child’s health, especially if it is the first time. One of those doubts is how to take care of your child’s oral health or when to go to the dentist for the first time. In this post we will answer all these questions, today we will talk about odontopediatrics or children’s dentistry.
What is odontopediatrics or pediatric dentistry?
Odontopediatrics is a specialty that is part of dentistry, and is responsible for the oral health of children.
The smallest of the house need a special treatment and a different way of working than adults, in addition to a dental cabinet specially prepared for them to feel comfortable and without fear. It is important that the pediatric dentist knows how to handle the behavior of children and explain the treatments to be performed in an understanding way, so that they understand and feel comfortable.
Caries is the most common dental problem in children. The important thing to know is that it is highly preventable. Even so, there are many doubts that arise for parents, let’s see the most common ones.
Frequently asked questions about children’s dental health
When is my child’s first visit to the dentist?
Ideally, you should visit a dental clinic before the first year of age. In this way, the pediatric dentist can evaluate the child individually and establish guidelines for parents to take optimal care of their child’s oral health, thus avoiding possible oral pathologies.
How to avoid caries in children?
We have already told you how to know if you have cavities and how they can be avoided. In the case of children it is similar, to prevent them the ideal is to brush their teeth and tongue at least twice a day, supervised by an adult up to the age of 8. In addition to brushing teeth, it may be useful to complement the cleaning with dental floss and fluoride or specific mouthwashes for children. On the other hand, it is important to avoid a high consumption of refined sugars.
What are the main treatments in pediatric dentistry?
These are some of the most common treatments in pediatric dentistry:
- Dental cleanings and fluoridation
- Fillings in baby teeth
- Installation of space maintainers
- Fissure and pit sealing
If you have more questions about children’s dentistry or adult dentistry, at Clinica Dental Baldrich you have your trusted dental clinic in Viladecans. We will be happy to answer all your questions at 936 584 681. We have specialists in pediatric dentistry, making the little ones feel comfortable and not afraid to go to the dentist.