It’s never too early to start taking care of your child’s teeth! Pediatric dentists offer various services to help ensure that your child has healthy teeth and gums for life. Here are some questions you should ask your pediatric dentist.
1. What Preventive Measures Can I Take to Protect My Child’s Teeth?
You can do many things to help protect your child’s teeth. You can start by making sure they brush their teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. You can also make sure they eat a healthy diet and avoid sugary drinks and snacks.
Additionally, you can have your child wear a mouthguard when playing sports, and them to the dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.
2. What Treatment Options Are Available for Cavities?
If your child has cavities, our pediatric dentists may recommend several treatment options. They may suggest filling the cavities with a composite resin or a stainless-steel crown. They may also suggest that your child have a root canal if the cavity is on the root of the tooth.
3. What If My Child Is Fearful of the Dentist?
Most pediatric dentists are used to working with children who are fearful of the dentist. They will often use special techniques and tools to ensure your child is comfortable. They may also advise you on how to help your child overcome their fear.
4. How Would I Know If My Child Needs Braces?
Most pediatric dentists can tell if a child needs braces by looking at their teeth. Some of the signs that a child may need braces include crooked teeth, overbites, and underbites. If your child does need braces, the dentist will work with you to find the best treatment option for them. Remember, according to PubMed, roughly 25-50% of kids need ortho treatment.
5. How Often Should My Child See the Dentist?
Our pediatric dentists recommend that children see the dentist at least twice a year. This ensures that their teeth and gums are healthy and that they are not experiencing any problems. If your child has a history of tooth decay or gum disease, the dentist may recommend more frequent visits.
It’s important to take your child to the pediatric dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. Our dentists can help ensure that your child’s teeth are healthy and free of cavities and other problems. They can also offer advice on how to keep your child’s teeth healthy for life. Call us today to schedule an appointment!