at Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic in Kent
We at Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic firmly believe that prevention is always better than cure – and this ideology is evident in how we go about with children’s dentistry.
The young ones deserve the dental health attention and care necessary for them to be able to achieve good dental health from an early age; children’s dentistry by the dentist at Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic also focuses on treating any dental problems or concerns during their earliest stages, so the little ones will not have to deal with the complications that more serious dental problems can bring.
How important is Children’s Dentistry?
It is important to monitor a child’s dental health in the earliest possible time, to ensure that good dental health is achieved and maintained. Children’s dentistry by the dentist at Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic will also make it possible for children to be aware of how to properly take care of their teeth (and overall dental health) even at a young age, hopefully so that the good oral health practises that they learn about can be carried over into their adulthood – so that they can continue taking care of their dental health as they grow older.Pediatric dentistry or children’s dentistry deals with the dental health care of children from birth, until they reach adolescence. The dentist at Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic specialising in children’s dentistry is skilled in dealing with the unique needs of children – which may be a lot different compared to the needs of adults.
Children’s dentistry will have more impact on the children if the dental health care lessons and treatments are presented or given in an environment that has a fun, and relaxed atmosphere; this is because children will have an easier time relating to the lessons, or to any dental treatment without thinking that dental health care is something that needs to be feared, or can be traumatic.
At Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic, our youngest patients come in to look over our high-tech gadgets; they even get to play with the dental chair (which they think is a space ship) at two and a half years of age. By the time they turn three years of age, they thoroughly enjoy coming to visit us; there are not many places where they have so much fun and receive so much attention. And at the same time we check their teeth, and make sure that their dental health is well taken care of!
Children’s Dentistry Services/Treatments
Regular Dental Checkups/Examinations – Regular dental checkups and oral examinations are essential parts of children’s dentistry by the dentist at Woodbury Dental and Laser Clinic. The checkups and examinations will enable us to determine the overall dental health status of your child, and will also help us in providing the appropriate treatment for any dental problem that may already be present – in the earliest possible time, to prevent the dental concern from worsening.
Baby Teeth Care – Caring for baby teeth is essential in overall dental health; this is because primary teeth that are given the proper dental health care will pave the way for equally healthy permanent teeth in the future. Taking good care of baby or primary teeth will also ensure that your child’s jaw muscles and jaw bones will develop properly – this will aid in proper speech development in the long run.
Fluoride Treatments and Cleaning– It is recommended that children receive fluoride treatments, as well as preventive dental cleaning, every six months. The fluoride treatments help ensure that the children’s teeth are given the best protection against the development of plaque or tooth decay, so they can continue with overall good dental health into their adulthood. Regular cleaning of the teeth will also help in the prevention of more serious dental problems; the regularity of the fluoride and cleaning sessions can also help instill in the children the importance of good oral health maintenance, even as they grow older into adulthood.
Relaxation/Conscious Sedation Treatments – There are times when even the most fun and calm of environments may not be enough to put a child in a relaxed state; sometimes, not even the most jovial or patient Kent dentist can ease the fear or nervousness that a child feels, right before a dental procedure. It is important to ensure that children feel as comfortable as possible before proceeding with any dental treatment, to avoid traumatic experiences that can affect his outlook on dentistry later on in life. Relaxation and conscious sedation techniques can be done to provide children with pleasant experiences while undergoing certain dental treatments and procedures – ensuring that they only have the most comfortable and enjoyable memories of the treatments.