Children have special oral health needs which require special attention from specialized professionals. Pediatric dentistry gives your child the opportunity to be seen and treated by someone who is well acquainted with her specific oral needs. If your child has a problem with the prospect of meeting a dentist, consider consulting a Family Dentist in San Francisco.
Here are some of the most common services offered by Family dentists:
Oral Hygiene Education
Children below ten are still learning about many things concerning their oral health, and maintaining a good hygiene is one of them. Most Family dental centers have an oral hygiene instruction and education program in which a professional educates and demonstrates the methods for keeping teeth clean and healthy.
Applying Fluoride Treatment
Fluoride is a common preventive treatment for tooth decay and cavities. Fluoride treatment is a short procedure that involves the application of a fluoride paste directly to your teeth using a small brush. Typically, the process is done at the dentist’s office. Your child can return to normal use of their mouth and teeth less than an hour after the procedure is completed.
Tooth extractions may be necessitated by many circumstances, including orthodontic correction, the risk of infection and problems with a wisdom tooth. Sometimes a baby tooth may develop an abnormal root that prevents the proper eruption of a permanent tooth.
Space maintainers are appliances used to stop teeth on either side of a gap from subsiding into each other when a baby tooth falls out too soon. The treatment prevents loss of space and growth of crooked permanent teeth – a potential future orthodontic headache.
Radiographs (Digital X-Rays)
Radiographs are part of Family dentistry practice. They are needed to examine erupting teeth, come up with an orthodontic treatment plan, evaluate an injury and diagnose bone diseases. Digital X-rays are preferred to the conventional film X-rays as they expose your child to significantly lower radiation.
Stainless Steel Crowns
Sometimes your child’s baby teeth may be too decay-damaged to accommodate tooth-colored fillings. Stainless steel crowns are used in such cases to ensure no more damage takes place on the tooth until it is lost naturally.
Why you should take your child to a Family dentist
Most parents don’t see the essence of taking their children to a Family dentist for procedures a general dentist can handle. Below are a few reasons why Family dentistry is the best fit for your child’s dental needs:
- Pediatric dentists have had a further three years of specialized training in children’s dental care.
- Pediatric dental centers are designed to maximize child-friendliness and make office visits fun
- Your child will be less nervous in a dental care center full of children rather than one with adults
Find a Family dentist for your child
Your child will need dentistry services sooner or later. Introduce them to a Family dentist and make them familiar to clinic settings by bringing them to Quimson Dental Care in San Francisco for a relaxed “meet and greet” office visit. You can also call us anytime if you wish to know more about our services or schedule an appointment for your child.