Dentistry for Kids
Here at Perrinville Family Dentistry, we have a special wing that specifically handles kids’ dental care. Dentistry for kids, otherwise known as pediatric dentistry, is a practice that aims at preventing or treating dental health issues in kids. Kid’s dental structures grow rapidly, and close attention is required to ensure they grow up to have a perfect set of teeth.
There is more to dental care for kids than just asking them to open their mouths to work on their teeth. They are often wary of the dental office. Our dentists make it their business to connect with the kids, makes them feel comfortable, and build their confidence.
What Our Pediatric Dentistry Entails
Monitoring growth and development – Our main aim is to ensure your kids’ teeth grow and develop in the best way possible. From the time the first tooth shoots to the time they develop permanent teeth, our job is to make sure everything is perfect. When you allow us to monitor the development of your kid’s teeth closely, we can catch any possible dental issues early enough and rectify them before they become a problem.
Also, if we can avoid most of these dental problems, we will save your kids the agony of treatment procedures and also keep them looking great. They’ll have much self-esteem as a result and confidence when they know their teeth look great.
Prevention – Prevention is also at the core of our pediatric dentistry team. We conduct procedures such as dental cleanings to prevent instances of tooth decay. The cleaning procedure involves topical fluoride and dental sealant application, both of which are quite beneficial for young teeth. We also advise parents on how to help the kids stop bad habits such as thumb-sucking.
Intervention – Some kids are born with some oral defects that can be easily rectified. These include issues like bruxism, malocclusion, and clefts. Early intervention can help rectify these conditions. Reconstructive surgery might be on the table in the treatment of some of these conditions. Also, you can bring your kid to us if they have developed any dental health issues, or if they have had an injury to the mouth. Endodontic care also falls under intervention. Kids’ permanent teeth tend to grow in the wrong positions. When caught early, we can reposition the easily and perfectly.
Education – We place much emphasis on educating both the parent and the kid. As mentioned above, our dentists can establish a connection with your child so that they can give them some guidelines on how to take good care of their teeth. We have interesting technology and models that we use to educate kids. Parents will also be educated about diet, hygiene, and disease prevention.
We recommend that you bring your kid to our pediatric dentists when they develop their first tooth, or within their first two years. Call Perrinville Family Dentistry at (425) 616-0620 today if you have any concerns about your kid's dental health, and one of our experts will be happy to help.