Do you know, kids' teeth also need the same care as adults' teeth? In addition to the proper dental care practices at home that includes brushing and flossing, regularly taking children to the dentist is also crucial to ensure they maintain optimum oral health. Children should be taken to the dentist for the first dental checkup and oral consultations from the time they start teething. This will allow the dentist to keep a close track of the growth of their teeth and suggest suitable treatment if any oral condition, such as cavities, malocclusion, etc., is found.
Therefore, the best way to care for your young one's teeth and make sure they don't develop oral infections in the future is by taking them to a pediatric dentist for regular checkups. Pediatric dentists are dedicated to treat oral infections in children and educate their parents about taking care of their child's oral health.
What do pediatric dentists do?
Pediatric dentists are trained to handle and treat the oral conditions of kids. Here are some of the services our pediatric dentists offer:
Helps and guides following dental care practices: A proper at-home dental care that consists of brushing at least twice a day, and flossing is required to maintain oral health. This helps to get rid of most of the microbes from the oral cavity. Our pediatric dentists advise you on proper brushing and flossing techniques and will guide you choose an appropriate toothbrush for your child so that it doesn't harm their gums.
Regular oral cleanings: Cavities are one of the most common oral conditions seen in children. When the accumulation of plaque and tartar continues for a long time, cavities occur. This can be attributed to high sugar consumption and improper oral hygiene. Therefore, our pediatric dentists suggest parents help and monitor their children by brushing their teeth until they are old enough to do it by themselves. We also recommend regular oral cleaning sessions at your dentist as a preventive method.
Orthodontic treatment: Malocclusion can affect the aesthetics of your kid's smile and can keep them feeling conscious of their smile. Our pediatric dentists provide comprehensive treatment to malocclusion in the most gentle way in the form of dental braces and Invisalign.
Fillings: Cavities can sometimes happen even if dental hygienic practices are followed. They can house numerous bacteria, which will promote the development of decay and can lead to a root canal infection. Our pediatric dentistry offers tooth-colored composite fillings that go absolutely unnoticed to fill the cavities.
Fluoride treatment:Fluoride is a mineral present in our teeth that strengthens them and helps prevent decay. If the required amount of fluoride is not supplied to our body through drinking water and the toothpaste we use, our pediatric dentists may recommend a fluoride treatment.
At Wellness Centered Dentistry, Raymond Hsu, DDS, MAGD, LLSR, provide the best pediatric dentistry services and has a unique and friendly way around children, making the procedures fun and stress-free in the Redmond, Washington, area. To learn more, call us at or use the online booking tool today to set up an appointment with Dr. Hsu.