Creating Healthy Smiles
What is the difference between a pediatric and a family dentist?
"Pediatric dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the oral health of young people. After completing a four-year dental school curriculum, two or three additional years of rigorous training are required to become a pediatric dentist. This specialized program of study and hands-on experience prepares pediatric dentists to meet the needs of infants, children and adolescents, including persons with special health care needs." AAPD.org
Why are baby teeth important?
Primary teeth are very important for many reasons. They save space for the permanent teeth, help create a path for them to erupt later. Also they help kids to speak clearly and chew naturally.
How do sealants work?
Sealants work by filling the crevasses on the teeth. This blocks the food particles and dental plaque from getting there and cause cavities. They are very easy to be placed and painless. They can be placed on both adult or children's teeth.
At what age should my child start going to see the dentist?
Your child should have the first dental visit 6 months after the first baby tooth erupts and no later than at 1 y/o. At this time , the pediatric dentist will discuss the best methods to keep your baby cavities free.
For more frequently asked dental questions click here for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: