Pediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry dealing with infants and children through adolescence. Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty. It provides preventive as well as therapeutic dental care for infants and adolescents. Pediatric dentists are trained to carry out infant examination and also to provide the important information regarding infant oral care. Those children who have regular dental visits from infancy remain decay free throughout their lifetime. The best time for a child’s first visit to dental clinic is ideally 9 to 12 months of age.
Pediatric dentists provide children and their guardians with informative instructions regarding prevention of dental decay and oral hygiene thereby helping them to maintain a smooth transition from milk teeth to permanent set of teeth.
Baby tooth extraction usually does not require a lot of anesthetic solution and usually does not cause discomfort. The short roots of pediatric teeth make it much easier to remove than adult teeth.
If a milk tooth or baby tooth is lost prematurely a space maintainer is recommended to save the space. If not other teeth may drift leading to difficulties like crowding of permanent teeth and/or other orthodontic problems.
Myobrace Therapy for Kids
Myobrace is an innovative development in orthodontic treatment. The Myobrace comes in a range of sizes and shapes, to accommodate various oral problems, such as crooked teeth, bleeding gums and impaired jaw development. Using it to exercise the muscles stimulates the gums and promotes salivary flow to keep the mouth and stomach healthy.