Dentistry for Children | Lansdowne Dentist for Children
Far too many parents mistakenly assume that their children do not need dental care until their permanent teeth start to come in. Yet nearly half of all children in the U.S. will have at least one cavity before they are 6 years old. 80 percent of children will have a cavity by the age of 17. Finding a children’s dentist and ensuring that your child receives adequate dental care is essential to ensuring the long-term health of their teeth.
Starting your child’s visits to Dr. Kamboh as soon as they get their first teeth helps them grow comfortable with the idea of dental treatments. Even if no signs of tooth decay are noticed, your child’s baby teeth should still be cleaned. In general, it is best if your child’s first dental visit is a checkup with no extensive dental work. Dr. Kamboh, as an experienced dentist for children, is experienced in helping kids feel relaxed and comfortable in the dentist’s chair so that they will continue healthy oral habits into adulthood. The Lansdowne staff of our children’s dentist is well trained in how to deal with young patients to provide a non-threatening environment.
If your child does have a cavity in a baby tooth, your children’s dentist will recommend treatment options. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the permanent tooth, even if it has not yet grown in. The infection could also spread to their gums, causing significant pain.
Children’s dental care often includes dental sealants. These sealants are painted on to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, and prevent bacteria and food particles from settling into the deep grooves of the teeth, where they could cause cavities. Fluoride treatments are another common component of children’s dentistry. This rinse makes the teeth less susceptible to decay.
Finally, if your child has crooked or crowded teeth, Dr. Kamboh may recommend orthodontics. Treatment with dental braces usually begins once most of the permanent teeth have grown in, around the age of 11 to 13 years old.
We look forward to serving you, so for any questions on our dental care for children or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office, and a member of our team will be glad to help you.