What Ages Do The Dental Ark and Stevenson’s Dental Ark Pediatric Dentists Treat?
Dentists at Stevenson’s Dental Ark and The Dental Ark treat infants, toddlers, and teenagers up to the age of 18. While your child is still growing, we recommend that they visit a pediatric dentist for specialized care.
A pediatric dentist, unlike a conventional dentist, spends at least two years following dental school learning how to work with children and those with special needs. Continue reading to find out how our pediatric dentists can help kids keep their teeth healthy as they get older.
After your child gets their first baby tooth and before their first birthday, the American Dental Association suggests that you take them to the dentist for their first appointment. Our pediatric dentists can identify tongue tie if you see a band of tissue restricting your child’s tongue movement in addition to providing preventive therapy.
A strip of tissue connects the tip of your child’s tongue to the base of their mouth, a condition known as tongue knot. Our pediatric dentists will be able to send your child to the right tongue-tie surgery specialist.
A pediatric dentist can assist you in teaching your child good dental hygiene habits. Our pediatric dentists, for example, can teach your child the necessity of brushing his or her teeth twice a day to keep the “sugar bugs” (plaque) at bay. We know how to speak with kids in a way that they understand so that they can start developing good behaviors early on.
Following your child’s initial visit, they’ll need to see one of our pediatric dentists every six months for a teeth cleaning and oral examination. It’s natural for toddlers to feel fearful of visiting a new place and having a stranger examine their teeth. Our pediatric dentists, on the other hand, have years of expertise dealing with youngsters to alleviate dental fear. Laughing gas, which is safe for patients of all ages, is also available.
Children of School Age
Tooth decay is the most frequent chronic condition impacting American children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fortunately, our pediatric dentists can help your child maintain a healthy smile by preventing tooth decay.
Dental sealants, which cover the biting surfaces of your child’s rear teeth, may be recommended by our pediatric dentists. Plaque and food particles won’t be able to hide in places where your youngster can’t reach them with a toothbrush. Our pediatric dentists keep an eye on your child’s dental health in a variety of ways.
Teenagers have special oral health requirements. Your adolescent, for example, might be more likely to nibble throughout the day. Plaque buildup could raise their risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
If your teen plays a contact sport, he or she may be more likely to suffer a dental emergency as a result of a blow to the face. Our pediatric dentists understand your concerns and will make an appointment with your teen to discuss their risk factors for injury or tooth disease.