What is Pediatric Dentistry?

What is Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on treating children’s oral health from infancy through adolescence. Our dentist at La Frontera Dental, PLLC, will review your child’s health history and assess their growing teeth. They’ll check for early signs of tooth decay and discuss preventative measures such as fluoride supplements and oral hygiene instructions. Regular visits to the dentist help your child maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime.

In addition to checking for signs of tooth decay, our pediatric dentist will also provide preventative care to keep your child’s smile healthy. This includes checkups every six months for a professional cleaning and examination. During these appointments, our dentist will also check for any developmental issues that need addressing. This could include tooth crowding or jaw misalignment. 

What Problems Can Pediatric Dentists Treat?

Pediatric dentists are uniquely equipped to treat children’s oral health care needs. You can start introducing the idea of going to the dentist early so that it’s not a scary experience for your child when they are old enough to go to the dentist. This establishes healthy oral care habits and can prevent cavities at an early age. Children who see the dentist routinely are less likely to have cavities or other serious dental problems in adulthood. Pediatric dentists can prevent these issues while kids are growing by ensuring that they are brushing correctly at home and have regular professional teeth cleanings to remove plaque buildup that can cause decay over time. 

The dentist will teach good oral hygiene habits during this first visit, including proper tooth brushing and flossing techniques. The dentist may also provide x-rays during this initial visit to check for any signs of alignment issues or jaws that are developing incorrectly. Additionally, the dentist will inspect each tooth to ensure it comes in correctly and the gums are healthy and decay-free. 

The Benefits of a Pediatric Dentist

As a parent, you only want what’s best for your child’s smile and general well-being. With pediatric dentistry, we can help your child develop healthy habits that will last them a lifetime. We take a comprehensive approach to dental care, covering everything from preventative to orthodontic treatments. Promoting excellent oral hygiene habits early in life can help prevent cavities and gum disease. Plus, studies show that children with poor oral health are more likely to develop diabetes and heart disease in adulthood. 

A pediatric dentist has specific training beyond dental school that helps ensure a positive experience for your child. For the best dental care for your child, visit La Frontera Dental, PLLC, at 481 Sundance Parkway, Bldg 2, Ste 250, Round Rock, TX, 78681, or call (512) 358-1215.


481 Sundance Parkway, Bldg 2, Ste 250, Round Rock, TX 78681

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