Pediatric Dentistry Is Unique
Pediatric dentists had to go through specialized training for a reason, there are issues just for kids dentistry; certain dental problems that children face that adults do not. Some are more common than others, so we have compiled a list of four issues that a child may face through the various stages of teeth development. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today!
#1: Thumb sucking
Thumb sucking is common in most children, and if the habit ends early enough, there is no dental damage. On the other hand, if a child continues to suck their thumb after the age of five, it could result in improper teeth development. Luckily, if a child breaks the habit before permanent teeth settle in, their teeth will most often not be impacted.
#2: Tooth Decay
Unsurprisingly, a child’s teeth are not as strong as an adults and normally have 50% less enamel protecting their teeth. This means that cavities can form easier and can cause damage faster. So make sure to practice good brushing and flossing habits with your child and bring them in for regular visits to check for tooth decay!
#3: Teeth Grinding
Grinding teeth is another habit that children form that is usually broken at an early age. Like thumb sucking, if it continues into later years, some damages can occur. A couple results of teeth grinding are chipped teeth or worn down enamel which could be problematic. Most often though your child will stop grinding their teeth before problems present themselves.
#4: Sensitive Teeth
When a child has sensitive teeth, they can experience pain with extreme temperature changes. Tooth sensitivity can occur as a result of a new tooth coming in, a cavity forming, or improper brushing techniques. Regular visits to the pediatric dentist are key in helping prevent tooth sensitivity.
For these reasons and many others, your child should be visiting a pediatric dentist on a regular basis. Unlike a regular dentist, we specialize in just for kids dentistry. Dr. Payam has the best skills to take care of your child’s teeth. Schedule an appointment today!