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What is a pediatric dentist?

A pediatric dentist has specialized training focused on oral health care for children through adolescence.

Children’s dental care involves more individualized approaches in steering their dental growth and development and giving them preventive dental care and education.

What are the benefits of a child’s pediatric dental visits?

Much of a child’s dental visit at Ehan’s Dental Care is centered around preventive care and educating both child and parent on how to best take care of teeth and gums, and how to prevent gum disease, cavities, and other complications.

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    The dental care providers at Ehans Dental Care recognize that it’s especially important to maintain the health of primary, or baby teeth. Children’s primary teeth are essential for:

    • Speech

    • Eating and chewing

    • Guiding permanent teeth correctly into place

    • Aiding the healthy development of jaw bones and muscles

    The front teeth typically last until about age seven, while the back teeth can last longer until age 13. If children’s cavities are left untreated, they can lead to dental problems that affect the development of their permanent teeth.

    Avoiding disease and dental health problems are the primary benefits of pediatric dental care and make it an essential part of maintaining your child’s health.

    Another common benefit of a visit to Ehans Dental Care is that we clean your child’s teeth and gums. Many young children are unable to brush their teeth properly and can significantly benefit from professional teeth cleaning, as it removes any buildup of plaque or debris.

    Regular teeth cleanings can prevent tooth decay and gum irritation, and Regular checkups with Ehans Dental Care will help you to stay informed and on top of your child’s dental health.

    How often do children need to see a dentist?

    We recommend a regular dental checkup for your child every six months. They may need more frequent visits and treatments if they have:

    • Poor oral hygiene

    • Unusual growth patterns

    • Increased risk of tooth decay

    • Additional dental health complications

    As with adults, customized pediatric dental care is also necessary, since every child is different and has an individual way of transitioning through this phase of growth.

    For quality, compassionate pediatric dental care that’s tailor-made for your child, look no further than Ehans Dental Care. Book your appointment online or over the phone.

    Root canal treatment is a safe and effective way to stop many kinds of tooth pain, and to keep a tooth from being lost due to decay or injury. But if a root canal is recommended for your young child, you may wonder why: Isn’t that baby tooth going to fall out in a few years anyway?

    That’s true — the primary (baby) teeth typically are shed between the ages of 6 and 12 years. Yet there are some good reasons for trying to save baby teeth for as long as possible with root canal treatment, rather than simply extracting any that are damaged by trauma or infection.

    Primary teeth have the same functions as adult teeth — and a missing tooth at any age can cause problems with speech and eating. Baby teeth also have another important role: They serve as guides for the proper placement of the permanent teeth. Without primary teeth to guide them in, permanent teeth tend to emerge in a crooked fashion, often becoming tilted or crowded because of inadequate space. This can result in bite problems that may require extensive orthodontic treatment later.

    In severe cases, the tooth may need to be removed, and a space maintainer installed to fill the gap. After a thorough examination, the best options for your child’s treatment will be recommended. A root canal is nothing to fear: Think of it as a treatment that may save your child from some tooth pain now, and potentially a lot of corrective dental work later on.