Children’s dentistry, also known as pediatric dentistry, is a specialised branch of dentistry focused on the oral health and dental care of infants, children, and adolescents. Our dentists have additional training that equips them to address the unique dental needs of children. Here are some key aspects of children’s dentistry:
Our dentists emphasise preventive measures to promote good oral health in children. This includes regular dental check-ups, cleanings, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants to protect against tooth decay.
Our dentists monitor the growth and development of children’s teeth and jaws. They can identify and address issues early on, such as malocclusions (bite problems), thumb sucking habits, or tongue thrusting, which can impact dental development.
Our dentists educate children and parents about proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and a healthy diet. They provide guidance on age-appropriate oral care and the importance of oral health for overall well-being.
Our dentists are skilled in managing the behavior of young patients to ensure a positive and comfortable dental experience. They create a child-friendly and welcoming environment, using techniques like distraction, explanation, and gentle communication.
5.Special Needs Dentistry:
Pediatric dentists may have training in treating children with special healthcare needs, including physical, developmental, or cognitive conditions. They provide customised care to meet the unique dental requirements of these children.
Dentists at WHDS perform dental procedures specific to children, such as fillings for cavities, pediatric crowns for damaged teeth, and pulp therapy (baby root canal) for infected primary teeth.
7.Orthodontic Referrals: We assess the need for orthodontic treatment and may refer children to orthodontists if necessary. They monitor the growth and alignment of teeth and jaws, recommending intervention if orthodontic issues arise.
8.Emergency Dental Care:
Our dentists are equipped to handle dental emergencies in children, such as toothaches, dental trauma, or knocked-out teeth. We provide immediate care and guidance to parents on managing emergencies.
Children’s dentistry focuses on creating a positive and comfortable dental experience for children while promoting their oral health. By starting early and instilling good oral hygiene habits, dentists play a crucial role in maintaining healthy smiles and laying the foundation for lifelong dental health.
We highly recommend to bring children for dental appointment as soon as their first tooth will erupt.
The first and all other visits will introduce us to your children and bring some habits for looking after the teeth.