Pediatric Dentist Calgary

FAMILY DENTISTRY

Pediatric Dentist Calgary

Just as you probably take the time to find a family doctor that’s right for you, you’ll want to find the right dentist, especially when it comes to the teeth of your kids. Not all dentists are the same. Finding one who practices pediatric dentistry can make a significant difference to the oral healthcare of your children.

A pediatric dentist is one whose dental office is dedicated to caring for the teeth of the younger members of your family. Specifically, they are concerned with the oral healthcare of children from infancy through their teen years.v

Their training in pediatric dentistry makes them uniquely qualified to provide for the care of children’s teeth. Kids receive their baby teeth during their first 6 months of life and begin replacing them with permanent teeth at around 6 or 7 years of age.

While your kids only keep these teeth for a short time, they are not any less important than their permanent ones. Proper oral healthcare for children leads to a lifetime of improved oral health, so it’s important to find a dental office in Calgary that practices pediatric dentistry.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

What Does a Pediatric Dentist Do?

Pediatric dentistry is one of the nine fields of dental specialty, requiring additional years of training specific to the oral healthcare and psychology of children. This allows them to communicate more effectively with kids to provide superior care. Since pediatric dentists are devoted to helping children receive and care for their first teeth, they emphasize education and proper habits. For example, they instruct children on proper brushing and flossing techniques.

Children are prone to tooth decay, in part because it can be difficult to keep their teeth clean. Pediatric dentistry includes services such as teeth cleaning, dental sealants, and fluoride treatments to help prevent tooth decay, as well as diagnosing potential issues that may develop as the child ages.

Pediatric dentists will also fill cavities, treat sensitive or broken teeth, and perform extractions. They may write prescriptions if needed and when necessary, can refer patients to orthodontists.

At What Age Do Kids Go to the Dentist?

You should take them within 6 months of their first teeth appearing, or by their first birthday. If your child is drinking from a cup and does not snack or drink during the night, this can be delayed a little longer. By the age of 2, your child will start having regular visits every 6 months.

Your child’s first visit will be about having them get used to the dentist and teaching parents about proper dental care for their little ones. Sometime between the ages of 4 and 6, you can expect your child to have their first x-rays.

Pediatric dentistry is largely about prevention. Your child’s dentist will be on the lookout for potential issues that can be corrected early, preventing more involved procedures as they get older.

For more information about pediatric dentistry in Calgary, contact us today. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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