Pediatric dentistry is a special branch of dentistry that focuses on the oral health of infants, children, and teenagers. Children need different approaches for their oral care than adults. They need more frequent dental visits than adults, and these visits focus on preventing dental problems, like tooth decay and teaching children how to care for their teeth.
Pediatric dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on caring for children’s teeth. Pediatric dentists provide care that is meant to reduce a child’s risk for tooth decay or other dental issues. Pediatric dentists are specially trained to work with children and know how to communicate with children better.
Children’s teeth are more susceptible to tooth decay than adult teeth. This is because many baby teeth have deep pits and grooves that trap food and bacteria. Also, children often do not practice good oral hygiene habits, such as daily brushing and flossing.
Other dental issues children may face include baby bottle tooth decay and teething problems. Baby bottle tooth decay refers to tooth decay in infants, which occurs when a baby is put to bed with a bottle. The sugar in the milk mixes with bacteria in the mouth, which leads to decay.
Tooth pain while teething is normal, but if your baby is in pain, a pediatric dentist can prescribe a pain reliever or recommend a medicated teething ring.
At All Smiles Family Dentistry, our priority is to provide your child with a comfortable, anxiety-free dental experience.
We offer a variety of services to keep your child’s smile healthy, including:
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Stevenson or Dr. Cyr, book online or call All Smiles Family Dentistry at (319) 553-3085.
915 Hudson Rd,
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Phone: (319) 553-3085