Pediatric Dentistry

Why A Pediatric Dentist?

¿Alguna vez le ha rogado su hijo que no deje al dentista?? Imposible dices? No en nuestra oficina. Podría ser nuestro toque suave y forma especial con los niños.. Nuestros especialistas y personal pediátrico aman a los niños y están especialmente capacitados para tranquilizarlos.. Les enseñamos a sus hijos la forma correcta de cuidar sus dientes e igual de importante, aprenden que ir al dentista puede ser divertido.

What Is A Pediatric Dentist (Pedodontist)?

In the same way that pediatricians are trained to meet a child’s medical needs, our pediatric dental specialists are uniquely qualified to protect your child’s oral health using the most advanced techniques. Pediatric dentists have an additional two to three years of training at university pediatric facilities in addition to four years of dental school and four years of college study. Some pediatric dentists (including all of ours) practice general dentistry before specializing, giving them a unique perspective. They learn how to deal with the behavioral aspects of children, how to make them feel comfortable, and to make the experience pleasant. They also are trained and qualified to treat special needs patients.

What Dental Problems Could My Child Have?

Some major dental problems begin very early in life. One concern is early childhood tooth decay, a serious condition caused by a child staying on the bottle (or breast) too long. Another problem is gum disease. About 40 percent of children two to three years old have at least mild inflammation of gum tissues. Oral habits (such asfinger sucking) should also be checked. The earlier the dental visit, the better the chances of preventing problems. Strong, healthy teeth help your child chew food easily, speak clearly, and feel good about his or her appearance.

Why Are Baby Teeth So Important?

Primary teeth are important because they help with proper chewing and eating, help in speech development, and add to an attractive appearance. A child who can chew easily, speak clearly, and smile confidently is a happier child. Healthy primary teeth allow normal development of the jaw bones and muscles, save space for the permanent teeth, and guide them into place. If a baby tooth is lost too soon, permanent teeth may come in crooked. Decayed baby teeth can cause pain, abscesses, infections, and can spread to the permanent teeth. Also, your child’s general health can be affected if diseased baby teeth aren’t treated. Remember, some primary molars are not replaced until age 10-14, so they must last for years.

What Should I Tell My Child About Their First Dental Visit?

Please discussed with your child, de una manera positiva que el Dr.. Cuervo se cepilla los dientes y contando las. Dígale a su hijo que el Dr.. Cuervo va a colocar algunos “vitaminas deliciosos” (fluoruro ) en la boca. Explicar que el Dr.. Cuervo puede tomar fotografías especiales(x-ray) if necesary. Expect your child to behave well and to enjoy their visit to the dentist and that is what will happen if preparation takes place.Have fun going through it with your child. Your child’s reaction to his first visit to the dentist may surprise you.

What About Preventative Care?

Tooth decay and children no longer have to go hand-in-hand. At our office, we are most concerned with all aspects of preventive care. We use the latest in sealant technology to protect your child’s teeth. Sealants are space-age plastics that are bonded to the chewing surfaces of decay-prone back teeth. This is just one of the ways we will set the foundation for your child’s lifetime of good oral health.

What About Sterilization?

Your health and peace of mind are always our primary concern; therefore, we use state-of-the-art sterilization procedures. After each patient’s visit, the treatment area is thoroughly disinfected. We ultrasonically clean and heat-sterilize all non-disposable instruments. Our staff wears gloves and masks during procedures. Please feel free to ask us for information on the measures we take to ensure the safety of you and your children or a tour of our sterilization area.