Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry in Buffalo NY

In the following educational dental video, experienced Buffalo dentist Douglas Hamill DDS discusses the importance of childhood and pediatric dentistry.

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When should children start receiving regular care from a dentist?

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.

When do 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.

Should children receive a dental sealant?

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.

Do you have small children that are ready to visit the dentist? Contact experienced family dentist in Buffalo NY, Douglas Hamill DDS to schedule a consultation. He has over 25 years of experience in dentistry and prides himself on providing affordable dental care in a professional environment utilizing the latest in dental technology.

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