PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY - Children's Dentistry
Children have special needs when it comes to their oral health. The first and foremost thing to consider when thinking about the dental needs of children is that their mouths are changing – the majority of youths still possess “baby teeth” and thus the need for child-specific care is greater. Not only is there the matter of the first set of teeth being pushed out of the jaw, a child’s jaw and overall bone structure is under constant change. This makes dentistry processes for children very different from that of adults.
When it comes to children’s dentistry, it is important that a parent make every effort to take a child to the dentist at least twice a year. While an adult can ostensibly get away with visiting the dentist once a year, a child’s body is changing so much so quickly that visiting twice a year to keep on top of a child’s oral health is of the utmost importance. Think of how much a young child grows within a single year – their mouth is changing just as much as their height is!
Another thing to be concerned about with children is the application of fluoride. Getting fluoride twice a year helps a child develop his or her teeth and will leave their smile more vibrant and stronger than a child who does not get the same treatment.
For parents who don’t wish to take their children to a specialty pediatric dentist there is hope – most dentists who treat adults can treat children just as well, so family dentistry is an entirely possible endeavor. Speak with the dentists at Barrington Dental Care™ about the differences in dentistry for children and adults so that you can find out what we offer your family in this regard – you will likely be pleasantly surprised with what the Barrington Dental Care™ dentists can provide. We are here to help your entire family.