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We’ve moved! Come see us at our new Arrow Dental office

Welcome to our dental clinic! We've undergone some exciting changes over the past year and are thrilled to announce that we've moved to a brand new, modern office towards the end of 2022.  Located in Pension Towers, 2nd Floor Loita St, Nairobi, our new space is...

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Safeguarding Smiles: Essential Preventive Dental Treatment for Kids

Pediatric dentistry is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on children’s oral health. Pediatric dentists are trained to provide dental care for children of all ages, from infants to teenagers. Pediatric dentists know about child development, behavior management, and the unique dental needs of children.

Pediatric dental treatment is designed to prevent tooth decay and other dental problems in children. This may involve regular cleanings, checkups, and preventive treatments such as fluoride and dental sealants. Pediatric dental treatment may also include more advanced procedures, such as tooth removal or orthodontic care, to correct problems with the teeth and mouth.

Different ages, Different steps 

The dental treatment needs of children will vary depending on their age. For children under 2, the main focus is on preventing tooth decay and promoting good oral hygiene. This may involve regular cleanings, checkups, and education on how to brush and floss the teeth properly.

For children between the ages of 2 and 6, the focus is on preventing tooth decay and preparing the mouth for the eruption of permanent teeth. This may involve the application of fluoride and dental sealants to protect the teeth, as well as regular cleanings and checkups.

For children over 6, the focus is on preventing tooth decay, maintaining good oral hygiene, and addressing any possible orthodontic problems. This may involve regular exams, cleanings, and orthodontic treatments, such as braces or clear aligners, to straighten the teeth and correct misaligned bites.

Dental treatment options for children

Several dental treatment options are available for children, depending on their needs and the stage of their dental development. Some common dental treatment options for children include:

  • Dental cleaning: During a dental cleaning, a dentist or dental hygienist will use special tools to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. This can help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Fluoride treatment: Fluoride is a mineral that can help to strengthen the teeth and prevent tooth decay. Fluoride treatments can be applied in the dentist’s office or home with fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse.
  • Dental sealants: Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Sealants can help to prevent tooth decay by filling in the grooves and pits in the teeth, which can be difficult to clean with a toothbrush.
  • Tooth removal: In some cases, a tooth may need to be removed if it is severely decayed or damaged. Tooth removal, also known as extraction, is a common dental procedure typically performed under local anesthesia.
  • Orthodontic care: Orthodontic care, such as braces or clear aligners, can help to straighten the teeth and correct misaligned bites. Orthodontic treatment can improve the teeth’ appearance and make them easier to clean, which can help prevent tooth decay.
  • Mouth guards: Mouth guards are protective devices worn over the teeth to prevent damage from tooth grinding or contact sports. Mouth guards can help to protect the teeth from fractures and other injuries.
  • Space maintainers: Space maintainers are devices used to hold the space open for a baby tooth that has been lost prematurely. Space maintainers can help to prevent the permanent teeth from shifting into the space, which can cause misalignment of the teeth.

Conclusion 

Pediatric dental treatment is essential to maintaining good oral health for children. By providing regular dental checkups and preventive treatments such as fluoride and dental sealants, pediatric dentists can help prevent tooth decay and other dental problems in children. More advanced procedures, such as tooth removal or orthodontic care, can also help address any teeth and mouth problems. Seeking dental treatment for your child is essential to giving them a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles.

 Give your child a smile they’ll love. Schedule an appointment with a pediatric dentist today. 

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