Pediatric Dentistry: Orthodontics and Interceptive Therapy
Pediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry focuses on the oral health of children.
The most important aspect is to build a positive relationship between child and care provider, based on trust and confidence that will last a lifetime.
At the age of about three years, when primary teeth should be complete, we recommend a dental examination to check the hygiene, verify early stages of tooth decay and explain a program of preventive home care (brushing, diet and fluorides).
Subsequently, the young patients should be checked annually, to assess that there are no cavities and that the teeth are clean. Even their teeth, although will fall, can decay and even meet abscesses.
It is very important that primary teeth are kept in place until they are lost naturally, because they maintain good nutrition, are involved in speech development and help the permanent teeth by saving space for them.