Pediatric Dentistry in South Edmonton
Children’s primary teeth play an important role in speech development and development of good eating habits, therefore, oral care and preventative maintenance including regular dental checkups is an important investment in the overall health of the child. Speak to your dentist if you have any questions regarding your child’s oral health.
Pediatric dentistry provides various oral health services that include and are not limited to;
- Habit counseling
- Correction orthodontics, as well as
- straightening teeth, which requires early assessment and treatment
- Infant oral health checkups, that include assessment for oral disease carriers in both the mother and the child
- Repair of dental cavities and other defects
- Treatment of gum infections and diseases like mucoceles, granular, and ulcers
- Care services for dental injuries like teeth displacement, fractures, and knocked-out teeth
- Identifying oral conditions that may be associated with diseases like asthma, heart problems, diabetes, hay fever, and hyperactivity disorders
Routine Check Ups
Healthy Diet For Oral Longevity
Children’s Dental Structure
We should consider the impact of plaque, tartar and decay on the soft tissues of the mouth. While baby teeth may fall out, gingivitis or gum disease don’t stop when the tooth drops. Poor hygiene in both children and adults can lead to swelling of the gums, bleeding from the gums and in some cases can progress to periodontal disease.
Consistent cleaning of children’s teeth is also important because primary teeth are more susceptible to decay than adult teeth. The reason for this is that children’s teeth have a thinner covering of enamel over their teeth than adults. Enamel is responsible for protecting the teeth against the effects of acidity in the mouth. When teeth are exposed to acids over a long period of time, the acid depletes the efficacy of enamel and cavities can form. For this reason, your dentist will likely recommend that your child be seen for checkups every 6 months or sooner if they are monitoring the onset of dental concerns in your child’s mouth.