Pediatric Dentistry Facts
When you’re worried about your child’s dental health, the best thing to do is bring them in to a trusted dentist. Especially when those teeth start to fall out and their adult teeth are growing in. Here are some pediatric dentistry facts.
Pediatric Dentistry Facts | Regular Dentist Visits
Our office recommends that children have their first visit to a dentist around the age of three. Behavior is a key factor; if a child will sit still at the age of two, he or she can see a dentist then. We also recommend that parents informally examine their children’s mouths and look for potential issues such as broken teeth or dark spots. If any dental problems appear, parents should contact a pediatric dentist immediately.
Pediatric Dentistry Facts | When Baby Teeth Fall Out
The timeline for baby teeth to fall out fluctuates based on the individual. The front teeth (the incisors) generally begin to fall out when a child reaches the age of five or six years. The back teeth, though, may fall out as early as the age of nine or as late as the onset puberty, around the same time as the second molars grow in.
Pediatric Dentistry Facts | Dental Sealants
Dental sealants can be particularly effective in terms of preventing cavities. These are effectively seals that can be placed over the permanent teeth when they emerge. Dental sealants are recommended for children between the ages of six and 14. They last for several years, and the sealants can help to prevent cavities getting in the grooves of the teeth.
If you have any questions about these pediatric dentistry facts, please call our Amherst dentist for a free consultation.
Dr Douglas Hamill DDS has decades of experience caring for children’s teeth and provides the best skill for their smile.