Six Reasons to Focus on Pediatric Dentistry in the New Year

Children are so small and those tiny teeth are so cute, but they fall out so are they even really all that important? Yes! Pediatric dentistry is essential for those tiny humans all the way up to the tweens and inbetweens for a variety of reasons!

What is Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric Dentistry is dentistry that is focused on the oral health of children. This includes infants all the way to teenagers. Pediatric dentists have undergone specific specialized training to care for children’s teeth and the everchanging framework of their dental needs as they grow.

Fighting Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is very common in adults but also more prevalent in children. Afterall, they’re being exposed to new people, new smells, new sounds, and new tools. Who wouldn’t be scared? Scheduling early pediatric dental appointments can ease fears and help children familiarize themselves with new environments and to understand the processes that occur at these appointments.

Overall Oral Healthcare

It may seem like pediatric dentist appointments are something routine to check off the list where you’re in and out. However, these dentists are masters of their craft and can help determine potential factors that can affect your child’s overall health. Think of it like this, your mouth is one of if not the first points of contact for things to enter your body and your child’s dentist is able to get a clear look front and center. Additionally, as your dentist provides tips and tricks for strong healthy teeth by recommending beneficial nutritional advice that ultimately benefits your child’s overall health.

Overall Oral Healthcare

It may seem like pediatric dentist appointments are something routine to check off the list where you’re in and out. However, these dentists are masters of their craft and can help determine potential factors that can affect your child’s overall health. Think of it like this, your mouth is one of if not the first points of contact for things to enter your body and your child’s dentist is able to get a clear look front and center. Additionally, as your dentist provides tips and tricks for strong healthy teeth by recommending beneficial nutritional advice that ultimately benefits your child’s overall health.

Early Diagnosis

Early diagnosis is one of the victories in medicine that is crucial in preventing serious conditions later on. Early diagnosis with teeth alignment can help with speech and confidence. Other issues regarding teeth like stains, receding gums, and plaque build up can be addressed, rectified, and controlled before they get out of hand and escalate into complex conditions.

Preventive Dental Care

This may seem trivial since those baby teeth eventually fall out but in reality children are the individuals who need the most preventative dental care. Their teeth and dental framework are developing, and constantly changing and adapting as they grow. Taking on your child’s dental care through these developing stages is an integral part of their oral health now and for the future. Certain aspects of preventive dental like sealants, fluoride treatments, or spacers can lay the groundwork for future smiles and oral health.

Oral Hygiene Training

Oral hygiene training is a ritual that every child goes through. It can start off as challenging to introduce a brushing and even flossing routine! However, like any routine repetition is key and it is important to coach children at a young age about the importance of oral hygiene. If you’re still facing challenges with brushing or flossing routines the team at Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry can help by channeling your child’s interests and making what once was a trying activity into a fun loved activity!

Start the new year on the right way by scheduling your child’s comprehensive dental exam today! With offices in Bend and Redmond, Oregon the team at Deschutes Pediatric Dentistry is wishing you a very happy New Year!