Paediatric dentistry: what it is and treatments for children

Paediatric dentistry is a branch of dentistry that deals with and treats different oral diseases from early childhood to the end of growth.

Thus, the paediatric dentist will be responsible for exploring the oral cavity of the child and detecting possible anomalies in the primary dentition (milk teeth), as well as applying an individualised procedure and treatment.

The aim of paediatric dentistry is to prevent children from suffering more serious problems in adulthood. During their childhood, parents or guardians, with the help of the dentist, are responsible for transmitting correct hygiene habits to the child in order to ensure a healthy oral health in the future.

How to prevent dental problems in children

Although children have baby teeth, it is equally essential to teach them correct oral hygiene habits that they should follow on a daily basis. It is essential that they learn to look after the health of their mouth from a very young age in order to prevent problems in the future.

It is recommended that children’s first dental check-up should take place when they are one year old. Here, the dentist will check the growth of the maxilla and mandible, the correct eruption of the teeth and will rule out the presence of pathologies such as caries.

The stage from 0 to 3 years of age is considered preventive. If there are no problems, an annual visit is recommended. However, from the age of 5, during the period of tooth replacement, it is advisable to have a check-up every 6 months.

How to prevent dental problems in children

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