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A pediatric dentist or pedodontist is a highly qualified dental specialist who performs diagnose, prevent, and treat abnormalities in the dental health of infants, children, and young adults, including children with special needs. They have deep experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout various stages of childhood. So, they can provide a wide range of treatments to their little patients.
The infant's first "baby" teeth usually start to appear during the first 6 months of life. That's why the first visit to a pedodontist is better to plan in the first year of the baby's life. Temporary "baby" teeth are performed a chewing function and reserved a space in the mouth for permanent teeth.
A pediatric dentist performs the following: regular examine of oral health, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments and dental sealants, prevention of oral diseases, elimination of developmental defects, treatment of gum diseases, treatment for straightening teeth and correcting an improper bite, care for dental injuries and repair of tooth cavities or defects, carries out the nutrition recommendations and dental care for the oral cavity.
Pediatric dentists know how to examine and treat children in ways that make them comfortable with no fear. Don't afraid to make dental appointments for your children, be afraid of dental problems and disease which can await your children, further, in an old life.