Pediatric dentistry is a branch of dentistry which deals with children from the time of birth on up through their adolescence. It involves growth and development, disease causality and prevention, child psychology, and management.
We recognize the importance of establishing trust and confidence with children, which is why child psychology is a training requirement for any dental professional working in pediatrics. It’s important to understand the various communication styles that are most effective when dealing with children. Especially when teaching preventative dental habits and making their visits to our office enjoyable.
Pediatric dentists focus on primary teeth (baby teeth) while assessing healthy changes throughout the progression of the natural fallout and the growing of new and permanent teeth. The progression of growing new teeth can have numerous effects on the overall health of a child. For example, chewing food properly maintains good nutrition. Their new teeth effect speech development and also maintain the space where permanent teeth find residence.
It is our desire to work closely with parents and guardians to ensure their child’s oral health progression from birth into adolescence while assessing the best dental care involving preventative care and incidental treatments needed along the way, whether it be routine cleanings or braces for correcting unhealthy crowding or overbites. Education and prevention is the secret to oral health and we are here to help.