Pediatric dentistry is a type of dentistry that focuses on the care of children’s teeth. Pediatric dentists have different training than other types of dentists that allows them to treat childhood dental problems and monitor proper oral development. Like general dentistry, pediatric dentistry offers preventative dental treatments to minimize the risk of dental issues that specifically affect children. Pediatric dentists can also provide education to both children and their parents about good oral health habits.
Did You Know?
Childhood cavities is the most common chronic childhood disease in Americans. In fact, there are even more cases of decay than there are of asthma.
Frequently Asked Questions:
When should I take my child to a pediatric dentist?
The American Dental Association recommends taking your child to a pediatric dentist after they have their first tooth and/or before their first birthday. After that first initial visit, it is recommended that your child visit a pediatric dentist at least once every six months. Frequent dental visits allow your child’s pediatric dentist to closely monitor their oral health and prevent problems from occurring. Contact Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry today to schedule a consultation with your Topeka pediatric dentist.
What services does a pediatric dentist provide?
Pediatric dentists provide a range of dental services for children, including:
- Teeth cleanings
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Dental x-rays
- Baby root canals
- Dental sealants
In addition to providing these services, pediatric dentists are also specially trained to deal with the dental, psychological, and emotional needs of babies, toddlers, children, teens, and kids with special needs.
What should I expect during my child’s dental appointment at Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry?
During your child’s dental appointment with our Topeka pediatric dentist, you can expect to first answer questions about your child’s medical and oral health history. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions of your own regarding your child’s oral health.
Depending on your child’s age, their teeth and gums may be examined by our pediatric dentist and dental x-rays may be taken. Your child may also need to have their teeth cleaned. To help keep your child’s dental appointment positive, we encourage parents to stay with their child during the procedure. Our dentists are also trained to make your child as comfortable as possible during their procedure.