Pediatric Dentistry in St. Albert
Teeth undergo many changes as we grow from infancy to childhood and into adulthood, which is why routine check-ups and visits to the dentist are essential. It’s also important to encourage kids to maintain good oral health practices to foster oral health routines later in life. We’ll refer your family to a pediatric dentist for specialized treatment when expert care is required for your child’s teeth and mouth.
Specialized Treatment for Young Mouths
Children will typically have all their primary teeth by the age of 2 or 3 and will transition from primary teeth to their permanent teeth around the ages of 6 or 7. Tooth decay in primary teeth or “baby” teeth can lead to problems with the permanent teeth, if severe. Diet and genetics can also play a part in children’s oral health. At Bright Dental, we welcome families and patients of all ages for routine cleanings and oral exams. When cases are more complex, we’ll involve the pediatric dentist.
What Do Pediatric Dentists Do?
A pediatric dentist will perform many of the same procedures as a general dentist, emphasizing the differences found in children’s teeth, gums, and mouths. These procedures can include general oral health exams, alignment assessments, preventative dental care, and treatment of dental problems or injuries. Pediatric dentists will also focus on preventive practices and encourage good oral hygiene at home.