How we Keep Your Children Safe and Comfortable
Our dentists are specially trained in diagnosing and treating dental issues commonly experienced by infants, children, and teenagers. During these developmental stages of life, many complications can result from growing teeth and jaws. Problems such as sensitivity, grinding, alignment issues, and cavities are often seen in children. By monitoring their facial growth and development, we can preemptively catch these and strategically select the optimal growth stage to fix them. We work with children to establish strong foundations for lifelong oral health.
We use calming, simple words to describe each treatment. Great effort is made by our team to guarantee that your child is relaxed and informed from the moment they arrive at our dental office. We also offer sedation for more in-depth procedures to safely ensure the comfort of our young patients. Each of our rooms is also equipped with ceiling-mounted televisions to help keep your child’s mind occupied while we tend to their teeth. Children feel at ease in our warm environment and always leave with a smile after choosing a toy from our treasure box.
Children’s Teeth Development
The first primary or baby teeth start erupting between 5-8 months and continue erupting until three years of age. As the teeth are erupting, your child’s gums may feel sore and tender. To help relieve this discomfort you can rub a clean finger or a cool, wet cloth across their gums. A teething ring may be used as well. After the teething process has finished, a total of 20 primary teeth should be present.
Baby teeth appear at different times throughout childhood and are usually completely replaced by adult teeth at the age of 12, although this timing varies between children. The permanent teeth usually begin erupting at age six, and finish at age 21 with wisdom teeth. Adults usually have 28-32 permanent teeth.
When Should Children First Visit the Dentist?
Children should visit the dentist when their first tooth erupts, and no later than their first birthday. Your child’s newly erupted teeth should receive proper dental care and benefit from proactive oral hygiene habits at an early age.
What to Expect During Their First Visit
Within the first few visits, our team helps your child feel comfortable at our office, and provides basic oral health education. At the beginning of the first appointment, we will briefly discuss your child’s dental health after understanding their daily routines. We will then conduct a minimally intrusive examination to monitor the development of their teeth, gums, and jaw. Finally, we will clean their mouth to remove any stains, plaque and tartar.
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