Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years.
Children begin to get their baby teeth during the first 6 months of life. By the age of 6 or 7, they start to lose their first set of teeth, which are eventually replaced by secondary, permanent teeth. Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay and disease that can cause a lifetime of pain and complications. Today, early childhood dental caries—an infectious disease—is 5 times more common in children than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.
Pediatric dentists provide comprehensive oral health care that includes the following:
Children are not just small adults. They are not always able to be patient and cooperative during a dental exam. Pediatric dentists know how to examine and treat children in ways that make them comfortable.