Pediatric dentistry is primarily dedicated to the oral health of children. A child begins to grow their primary teeth during the first six months and starts to lose them when they are six or seven years of age. During this period, it becomes mandatory to look after their dental health to avoid any oral diseases, which can otherwise lead to a lifetime of complications and pain.
The Importance of Regular Pediatric Visits
Parents often do not realize the importance of routine dental treatment for their kids. However, if neglected, it can significantly impact their oral health during their adult life.
- Establishing a Relationship
Routine visits with Dr. Faye Licata can help your child develop a positive outlook towards dental care.
Children are easily prone to tooth decay and cavities as often they do not know the proper ways to care for their teeth. When kids develop cavities, they are more likely to have recurrent decay as adults. Our preventive treatments can safeguard your child's smile.
Early visits will teach your child about caring for their smile. We will guide the parents and children on the correct preventive measures to better care for their oral health.
As soon as your child's first tooth appears, it would help if you begin brushing their teeth. Once they become a little older, we can teach them the correct oral hygiene techniques. This is vital as it helps them take an active role in their oral care and establish good habits throughout life.
Since children are highly vulnerable to decay, it is imperative to limit the intake of sugary foods and drinks that can increase the risk of cavities. Encouraging your child to eat a balanced diet can help protect their teeth.
What Is the Process of Pediatric Appointments?
We will begin the appointment with comprehensive cleaning and exam. A member of the Licata Dental team will gently remove the plaque and tartar deposits from your child's teeth. These harmful substances are the primary causes of cavities. Afterward, we will examine your child's teeth and look for cavities and misalignment issues. If we detect any developing problems, appropriate care will be recommended.
- Fluoride & Sealant Treatments
Fluoride treatments are a preventive option that can be especially beneficial for young kids. Fluoride is a mineral that helps to nourish tooth enamel and fortifes your child's teeth. Sealants offer additional protection for the molar teeth and safeguard them against cavities and tooth decay.
To learn more about our pediatric dentistry treatments, visit our office, Licata Dental, at 111 Hilltown Village Center, Suite 200, West County suburb of St. Louis, Chesterfield, MO 63017. You can also reach Dentist in Chesterfield MO at 636-532-2101.