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Pediatric dentistry involves a wide range of services, including routine cleanings and check-ups, preventive care, and the treatment of dental issues such as cavities, gum disease, and orthodontic problems. General dentists also provide guidance to parents on how to care for their children's teeth and gums, including the importance of brushing, flossing, and the use of fluoride.
One of the key components of pediatric dentistry is prevention. General dentists work to prevent dental problems from developing in the first place through regular cleanings and check-ups, as well as by providing guidance on good oral hygiene practices. They may also recommend the use of fluoride treatments or sealants to help protect the teeth from decay.
If your child does develop a dental issue, the general dentisty will be able to provide the necessary treatment to restore their oral health. This may include fillings, crowns, or other procedures to repair cavities or damaged teeth. In some cases, your child may need to see an orthodontist for treatment of orthodontic issues such as overcrowding or misalignment. In some cases at Aesthetic Dental we may administer nitrous oxide or sedation to improve the long term dental care experience for pediatric patients.
Creating a welcoming dental environment is important for pediatric dental visits. At Aesthetic Dental we offer animation shows during treatment, prizes after treatment and fun conversation to keep children occupied as the learn about their teeth. It is important to cater each dental visit to each child to ensure lifelong interest in coming to the dentist.
Pediatric dentistry is an essential component of maintaining good oral health in children. By visiting a dentist regularly and following their recommendations for preventive care, you can help to ensure that your child's teeth and gums remain healthy and strong. If you are in need of pediatric dental care, please call Aesthetic Dental today at (201) 869-3033
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