Pediatric dentistry deals with the diagnosis and treatment management of dental concerns in children from infancy till adolescence.
A pediatric dentist undertakes 3 years of specialized training in pediatric dentistry and are trained in child psychology which helps the specialist to better communicate with kids.
The goal would be to address existing dental issues, provide preventive dental services and establish healthy oral habits that children can follow through their adult life.
Your child’s first few visits can set the stage for their entire dental experience.
The pediatric dentists in Dubai will strive to dispel your child’s anxiety concerns and leave them looking forward to their next visit.
The first dental visit also offers an opportunity to educate and inform parents about their child’s oral health.
It is always a good practice to take your child to the dentist from an early age as the overall health of their teeth tends to be better throughout their lifetime.
How are fissure sealants applied?
Fissure sealants are usually applied on the first permanent molars when the child is between six and seven years of age.
The tooth is cleaned, treated with special solution and dried. The sealant is then painted on to the groove and allowed to set hard by shining a blue light onto it.
No injection or drilling is necessary and the entire process is pain free.
The goals of orthodontic treatment in children may include:
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Dr. Hemal is dedicated to assisting children, from neonates to adolescents, in achieving optimal oral health through a gentle and holistic approach. Her commitment to staying at the forefront of dental advancements is exemplified by her presentations at the esteemed American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and her membership in the distinguished International Association of Disability and Oral Health (IADH).
A mother herself, Dr Shah believes in empowering parents with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions regarding their child’s oral well-being. Her passion for pediatric dentistry and nurturing care instill a positive outlook in all her young patients.
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Your child’s first dental visit will most likely be quick and informal. Our dentists will inform the child what they are going to do in kid-friendly language, show any instruments they may be using and make sure the child is on board before they start. When your child is ready, the dentists will check your child’s teeth and gums for proper development and evaluate the risk for cavities.
The American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommend using a ‘smear’ of toothpaste (about the size of a grain of rice) for children under the age of 3 and a pea-sized amount for those 3 to 6 years of age.
It’s perfectly natural for newborns to suck their thumbs. However, if the habit persists longer than 4 years of age, there could be orthodontic issues such as crowded, crooked teeth and bite problems.
Fissure sealants are recommended in children’s dentistry if the child is at a high risk of developing decay in the pits and fissures of their teeth. Sealants are effective in preventing and arresting pit and fissure carious lesions of primary and permanent molars in children and adolescents.
In general, a check-up is recommended every 6 months to prevent cavities and detect other potential dental concerns.
Both types of dentists play important roles in maintaining oral health, but there are specific benefits to seeing a pediatric dentist:
Specialized Training: Pediatric dentists undergo additional years of training focused specifically on children’s dental and oral health. This specialized training equips them to understand the unique needs and development of pediatric patients.
Child-Centered Approach: Pediatric dentists are skilled in creating a child-friendly and comfortable environment. They use techniques to ease anxiety, build trust, and create positive dental experiences for children.
Age-Appropriate Care: Pediatric dentists are knowledgeable about the stages of oral development in children. They provide age-appropriate guidance and care, from infancy through adolescence.
Behavior Management: Pediatric dentists are trained in behavior management techniques to handle the challenges that can arise when treating young children. This ensures a smoother and more effective dental visit.
Preventive Focus: Pediatric dentists emphasize preventive care, including dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants. Early prevention can lead to healthier teeth and gums as children grow.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should see a pediatric dentist every six months. Here are some key points to consider:
Overall, regular dental checkups every six months are recommended for children to maintain good oral health. It is important to consult with a pediatric dentist for personalized recommendations based on your child’s specific dental needs.
Teaching your child effective tooth brushing techniques is crucial for their oral health. According to our pediatric dentist, here’s the recommended approach:
Remember, patience and consistency are key. By instilling proper brushing habits early on, you’re setting the foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth. If you have specific questions or need further guidance, our team is here to support you and your child’s oral care journey.
Yes, we do have a specialist pediatric dentist at our JLT branch.