Pediatric Dentistry Specialist
As a pediatric dentist, we care for the oral health of the children in his community. The developing teeth of children and teens benefit from the specialized knowledge provided by a pediatric dentist at Kids Care Dental and Orthodontics. Children and teens in Pembroke Pines, Florida and Plantation, Florida can visit with us for routine dental cleanings as well as other services. Call one of the two locations to make an appointment or use the online booking agent.
Pediatric Dentistry Q & A
Why is it important to care for baby teeth?
Primary teeth, or baby teeth, are critical to your child’s oral and physical health. Not only do they help your child to speak clearly and chew naturally, they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt. Caring for baby teeth reduces the risk that your child needs extensive orthodontic work later.
Dental problems can begin early. A big concern is early childhood dental caries. Your child risks severe decay from using a bottle during naps or at night or when they nurse continuously from the breast.
How often should a child see the dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental check-up at least twice a year for most children. Some children need more frequent dental visits because of increased risk of tooth decay, unusual growth patterns, or poor oral hygiene. We can recommend the best appointment schedule for your child.
Why visit the dentist twice a year when my child has never had a cavity?
Regular dental visits help your child stay cavity-free and identify possible problems before they become serious. Teeth cleanings remove debris that build up on the teeth, irritate the gums, and cause decay. Fluoride treatments renew the fluoride content in the enamel, strengthens teeth, and prevents cavities.
The staff at Kids Care Dental and Orthodontics is well-versed in at-home care and are excellent teachers. They’ll help your child understand the importance of oral hygiene so your child's brushing and flossing leads to cleaner teeth and healthier gums.
We provide an ongoing assessment of changes in your child's oral health. For example, your child may need additional fluoride, dietary changes, or sealants for optimal dental health. As your child gets older, we can identify any orthodontic problems and suggest treatment to guide the teeth as they emerge in the mouth.
What happens at a dental check-up?
At your child’s first visit, we use comforting terminology and make the whole experience very approachable and fun. Prepare your child by playing dentist at home and reading books about dental visits.
At a regular dental visit, we examine your child’s teeth and jaws. Cleaning and application of fluoride also occurs. X-rays are taken at some visits, but not all, depending on your child’s oral health.
Ready to make an appointment? Call Kids Care Dental and Orthodontics today or use the online booking agent.