Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is dental practice specialized in taking care of the oral health of children as young as six (6) months old up to 13 years old. A dentist who specializes in dentistry for children is called a pedodontist or a pediatric dentist.

Pediatric dentists acquire additional specialization education over their general dentistry degree.

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Aside from doing checkups and various interventions for dental issues of children, a periodontist also works with the child’s parents.

The practitioner engages parents by educating them on how to ensure their child practices proper oral hygiene routine and care.

The doctor will also discuss with the parents any treatment plans for the future of a child.

For example, if the child’s teeth are predicted to be crooked, they can plan ahead for orthodontic treatments.

We cannot categorize children as mere small adults. Most kids are impatient and will not cooperate during a dental exam.

Pediatric dentists use special techniques to examine and treat kids in ways that make things fun and comfortable.

Also, these specialized dentists use equipment that is arranged and decorated in a way that will appeal to children.

Pediatric dentistry has various treatment options, and practitioners are experts in taking care of your kid’s teeth, gums, and mouth.

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Pediatric dentistry or dentistry for children is an age-defined special practice that provides primary and comprehensive oral health care that can be preventive and therapeutic for infants, toddlers, children and adolescents. A pediatric dentist is the first doctor to check any special health care needs for your child.

Going to the dentist at least twice a year for check-ups and hygiene cleans are healthy and responsible habits for children to learn. The best way for children to not acquire a fear of dentistry is to, first of all, be an excellent example as a parent.

Another important thing is to find a pediatric dentist who is warm, friendly and operates in a welcoming and hospitable facility like Holford Partners Curaden.

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We have the latest equipment and technology in checking and fixing your teeth, including panoral, 3D and X-ray scanning, and all the tools.

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Holford Partners Curaden has serviced generations of families and many children have grown with our service, and when they grow, they bring their kids.

Emergency Pediatric Dentistry

If your child is feeling any discomfort in the teeth or gums, you have to call a pediatric dentist at once. Early detection and treatment of problems will save you plenty of money. Book an appointment to see us now.
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Checkups

Pediatric dental check-ups are excellent for youngsters six months to 13 years old. Whether you come for your regular twice a year check-up or need an emergency check-up, you should bring your child to a pediatric dentist.

Part of a check-up is habit counselling. For example, you could get advice about pacifier use and thumb sucking.

The doctor will also teach the parent and child how to take care of oral health.

In addition, a dentist will do a diagnosis to uncover if the child has oral conditions associated with other major diseases like diabetes, heart disease, asthma and more.

During check-ups, you will find out if your child needs orthodontic treatment, extraction, fillings, or others.

 

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Hygiene Cleans

No matter how great you are at religiously brushing, flossing, and cleaning your teeth, there will be areas in your mouth that can only be reached by professional hygiene clean.

You have to bring your child to a dental hygienist at least twice a year.

During a hygiene clean, the hygienist will use tools that only an expert can use to completely remove any dirt in the child’s mouth.

Also, your child may undergo fluoride cleaning upon the recommendation of the pediatric dentist.

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Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are done when your child’s tooth has a damaged or infected portion, but the pediatric dentist can still save a significant area of it.

Your child needs it if you can see damage and decay on your teeth or feel some sensitivity, pain, or discomfort.

During a check-up, we will be able to find out if your child needs it or not. If so, we will schedule a session or multiple ones if your child has more than one affected tooth that needs fillings.

We will drill out the infected portion and reform your child’s tooth using composite fillings – for a smile that’s good as new.

With our expertise and technology, we can guarantee that the procedure will be pain-free for your young one.

 

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Extractions

Extractions are needed either as a last resort for a severely damaged or infected tooth or as a prerequisite for orthodontics or cosmetic procedures.

This procedure is painless and straightforward, with the use of anaesthesia and dental tools.

When your child is scheduled for extraction due to infection, the pediatric dentist would’ve probably given you antibiotics a week before the date to prevent complications post-surgery.

After the procedure, your child can continue with cosmetics or have the tooth or teeth replaced with an implant or dentures.

Your child can have all these services at Holford Partners Curaden, and you won’t have to jump from one clinic to another.

 

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Periodontics

Gum disease is the top reason for losing teeth, and most people, even children, get by not knowing that they have it and will only be concerned when they see bleeding.

It would be best to protect your child’s gums from disease, but we can cure it for you if you suffer gum loss or infections.

We do scaling and root planing, which is to meticulously clean the roots, removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria. This is usually followed by weeks of taking antibiotics to eliminate further infection.

We do tray delivery systems, implants, regeneration, soft tissue grafting, gingivectomy, or gingival sculpting.

Holford Partners Curaden is the best place to get affordable yet effective treatments if you have any gum problems.

 

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Orthodontics

We offer lingual braces to fix your child’s smile effectively. They are hidden from view, with less impact on speech, and don’t interfere with your lips.

You can also get Invisalign, a transparent plastic retainer that effectively aligns your child’s teeth without having you lose your confidence.

We ensure that your child’s straightened teeth remain to have the proper bite and don’t return to their misshapen condition with our retainers.

We also offer cosmetic braces, orthodontic elastics, and all solutions for any issue you have when it comes to the form of your child’s teeth.

We make all affordable options available, and we ensure faster treatment than any other clinic can do.

 

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Athletic Mouth Guards

Generic mouth guards can destroy the posture of your child’s teeth if you use them frequently. It would be best if you had custom mouthguards for your active youngster.

We will use an impression of your child’s teeth to form the perfect athletic mouth guard that fits seamlessly.

With a Holford Partners Curaden mouthguard, you can protect your child’s tongue and teeth during playtime and physically demanding sports sessions, knowing that your teeth will keep their shape and bite.

We vacuum-form your child’s mouthguard from a single sheet of EVA polyvinyl acetate-polyethylene copolymer.

Our mouthguards are comfortable, durable, built to last. Contact us now if you need one.

 

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X-Ray and Intra-Oral Scan

If your child is having discomfort in the teeth and gums, we will have to figure out what’s going on before we can find the kid a treatment.

When you come to Holford Partners Curaden with a child having oral discomfort, we will investigate with the latest technology.

We will diagnose the problem with the help of an x-ray or an intra-oral scanner, where we will place a camera in your mouth so we can see everything that’s going on about it.

At Holford Partners Curaden, you can be sure that no issue will be left unseen, and no pain will be left unsolved for your child.

We are the best problem detectors and solvers for you and your child’s oral health issues and discomforts.


FAQs

Can children have braces?

Yes, but at around 8 years old or older, depending on whether the child already has most of the permanent teeth grown.

How can I prevent losing teeth for my child?

First of all, excellent and healthy oral care and cleaning habits should help prevent bacterial and plaque build-up and tooth decay. The habit must include visiting the dentist at least twice a year for check-ups and hygiene cleans.

Also, it would be best if you have your child wear a bespoke athletic mouthguard when doing physically demanding sports activities.

How can I make my child not afraid of the dentist?

First of all, you have to become an excellent role model who regularly visits the dentist. When you can, bring your child along to see you on the dental chair getting serviced while looking comfortable and happy.

Make sure that you are serviced by a warm and friendly dentist who won’t hesitate to interact with your child from time to time. When your child sees you having fun, there will be no negative stigma anymore.

Also, find a pediatric dental clinic for your child. Such a clinic is designed to psychologically make your child feel safe and comfortable.

When do milk teeth get replaced by permanent ones?

A child’s baby or milk teeth, also known as primary teeth, begin to loosen and fall out at about age 6. The teeth fall out to make room for permanent teeth.

However, the process can be delayed by as much as a year. Also, some people have conditions that make them keep their milk teeth until they are 14 years old or even adults.

A few baby teeth might never fall out, and adult teeth cannot replace them. Baby teeth that are never replaced are called retained teeth.

Retained teeth are typically harmless, but they can still cause some dental issues. For example, the retained tooth might be misaligned, and a patient may need orthodontic treatments.

Another problem it can cause is a gap that can be fixed by an implant.

At what age can my child get an implant?

If your child has lost a permanent tooth or has a natural gap, the issue will be discussed with you by the pediatric dentist. There will be planning for implants in the future when their jaw bone is stable enough.

Typically, girls who mature faster than boys can get an implant when they become 16 years old. For boys, the minimum age would be 18 years old.

At what age should I bring my child to a dentist?

It is recommended that you bring your child to the dentist at least six months after the first tooth erupts, which happens between 6 months to 1 year old.

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