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Just like a child visits a pediatrician to check and maintain their physical wellness, it’s important for their oral health to be examined as well. Pediatric dentistry is a branch of dentistry that serves patients from birth to adolescence.
It might surprise you that pediatric dentistry is different from general dentistry, but it greatly benefits youth patients. Pediatric dentists train for years practicing to treat children specifically. These dentists are equipped with a wide range of approaches to administer dental treatments to their patients.
Here at Platinum Dental Care Logan, our pediatric dentists understand that each child has a different personality and diverse needs. Trust us to care for your child and schedule an appointment for your little one today!
When should a child start visiting the dentist?
Children should make regular visits to their pediatric dentist as soon as their first tooth erupts, or surfaces above the gums. This is usually around the age of six months or one year. Your pediatric dentist can give suggestions to help with teething and give you soft, small toothbrushes to keep your infant’s teeth clean.
How can I encourage good oral hygiene
In my child?
- Model good dental hygiene habits
- Brush their teeth for them until they can do it on their own
- Make it fun by role playing
- Establish a routine that includes brushing and flossing teeth
- Purchase child-friendly flossers
Good dental hygiene habits are most effective when they start at a young age. Set your child up for success and call us today!