"Your children in expert hands".The pediatric dentist is a dentist specialized in the care of children with milk teeth or in their mixed dentition stage (when they have temporary and permanent teeth). Milk teeth require specific treatments for their characteristics. In addition, anomalies in the growth and position of the jaws and teeth can be detected during childhood, so that they can be treated early. Thanks to children's dentistry, the little ones in the house enjoy perfect oral health now and in the future. We are waiting for you in the first dental checkup of your children from 12 months.
When do I have to take my child to the pediatric dentist for the first time?
Puy Center recommends a first revision between 12 and 18 months of age, but especially when the process of eruption of the temporary teeth, around 3 years, has ended.
That is the ideal time to check for signs of a problem and avoid major ones in the future. It is also our job to teach your child to take care of his teeth from day one.
How can I prevent bottle cavities?
Beginning with a small exercise hygiene from babyhood, applying a wet gauze in their little teeth or gums when they are not present yet.
Keep them from sleeping with the bottle. The contact of the food with the teeth throughout the night is what gives rise to the bottle caries.
Avoid also giving juices, drinks and sugary foods and pastries between meals if they will not brush their teeth, and feed them with a healthy diet since childhood.
And above all, do not forget to brush (clean) your baby’s teeth!
When the little one has the autonomy to brush with his own brush, let him do it on his own. Give good example by doing it together, and make sure you’ve done a good job finishing brushing if necessary.
How can cavities appear on my children’s baby’s teeth?
Responsible are fermented carbohydrates like sweets or milk. But are not the only ones.
There are other factors that contribute to the appearance of caries in temporary teeth, such as the time spent on oral hygiene, the quality of the same, or their own nature, since there are teeth that are more susceptible to bacterial attack than other.
In addition, bacteria and acids do not discriminate by age, and can start attacking your child’s teeth from the very moment they appear in their mouths.
Can my child attend a general dentist?
The pediatric dentist is a dentist specializing in temporary teeth or milk teeth, which require specific treatments for their characteristics.
Unlike the general dentist, the pediatric dentist has the specific knowledge to detect possible anomalies in the position of the jaws and teeth in an early manner.
In addition, it has a special sensitivity with children and is able to effectively handle the fears and stress that the little one can feel before the visit. Your child will love your pediatric dentist.
Does my child have to wear the brackets at all times?
It will depend on the type of treatment.
Devices that are placed on the teeth (brackets) and are connected to each other by wires, are fixed.
But there are removable devices that are used primarily to guide the eruption of teeth and correct the bad position of the maxillary bones.
Is it advisable to start with orthodontic treatment when they are smaller?
In some cases yes.
There are children who benefit from what is known as interceptive orthodontics (removable appliance). At early ages, even before age 6, the chances of effectively modifying the growth and development of the face and the teeth are much greater.
What is the best time to start an orthodontic treatment?
Normally, the ideal time to start treatment corresponds to the last phase of the mixed dentition, when the child still has some baby teeth and also permanent teeth. This usually happens with 11 or 12 years of age.
Are orthodontic treatments exclusively for children and adolescents?
Absolutely not. Age does not determine the ability to undergo orthodontic treatment.
What makes it difficult is the state of the teeth and gums. That is why it is so important to perform a complete review of oral health before starting orthodontic treatment.