Pediatric dentistry refers to a dental practice that attends to the oral care requirements of children. A pediatrician attends to children from their birth to adolescence. The pediatric dentists of Dicus Family Dentistry are experts in handling children and providing oral care.
Major Dental Concerns in Children
- Tooth Decay
Children are fond of chocolates, ice cream, and other food that contain sugar. Bad dental hygiene can lead to the buildup of plaque in the mouth which can eventually cause cavities and decay. Dentists provide preventative measures that can protect the tooth from decay.
- Dental Emergencies
A child is prone to accidents, making them prone to dental emergencies. A chipped, cracked, or a broken tooth needs immediate attention to prevent further complications. A pediatric dentist performs treatments like dental bonding to repair the affected tooth.
Sensitivity to cold or hot food can cause discomfort to the children. It can also be a sign of serious dental problems. Pediatric dentists apply sealants on the teeth and protect the teeth' enamel. They advise using soft-bristled toothbrushes while brushing to avoid damage to the teeth.
Some children develop bruxism due to teeth grinding or clenching. It can cause a painful sensation and may lead to a sore muscle. While grinding the teeth, the child may also break or chip their tooth. Pediatric dentists suggest the use of mouthguards to help resolve the condition.
Preventative Oral Treatments for Children
- Dental Sealants
Sealants are a preventative treatment that helps to protect the child's teeth from cavities. Dentists apply it to the molars that are prone to decay and cavities.
- Fluoride Treatment
Fluoride is a mineral that is beneficial and vital for the teeth. It helps to strengthen the enamel of the teeth and enables it to fight the bacteria that cause cavities.
- Dental Cleaning
Brushing and flossing can help keep the mouth clean. Excessive buildup of plaque and tartar needs to be removed through a dental cleaning session. The dentists use dental tools that help to remove plaque and tartar, which helps avoid the risk of cavities.
Please reach out to Dicus Family Dentistry at 15 McCabe Drive, #201, Reno, NV 89511, to have a consultation with our dentist. Call us at (775) 828-7246 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.