One of the most important health care procedures you can provide for your child is via oral health care. Your child will not be able to clean their mouth until they are at least 6 years old. However, steps can be taken to help keep your smile safe, so it can continue to thrive for decades to come. Through the use of pediatric dentistry, highly specialized pediatric dentists can provide additional care in the treatment of your child. For more information, consider this:
– Pediatric dentists have received an additional two to three years of advanced training beyond general dental school. This allows them to provide care for younger individuals including special needs patients. Pediatric dentists also help with the oral health care needs of infants.
– Pediatric dentists offer numerous treatments for children, including providing treatments that are designed to focus on their oral health care and even provide adult treatments that can be used. This can include X-rays, fluoride treatments and dental sealants.
– Pediatric dentists are trained to help deal with oral health care issues that typically arise in children, such as baby bottle tooth decay, teething, and thumb sucking.
– Be sure to bring your child in to visit their pediatric dentist before they are 1 year old, so they can receive the necessary examinations and comprehensive treatments to set the child on a path to oral health care success for the rest of their life.
If you are seeking treatment for your child’s smile from a pediatric dentist, we are here to help you. For a thorough diagnosis and treatment, please contact Rockwall Pediatric Dentistry to set up an appointment with Dr. Benjamin Morgan and our team at our pediatric office in Rockwall and Heath, Texas, by calling us at 972-771-9933.