WHAT IS PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY?
Our mouths go through more changes in the first several years of our lives than they do for the next several decades. Pediatric Dentists oversee our oral health during this period of transformation, when teeth fall out, grow in, and get situated. From preventative care to emergency dentistry, pediatric dentists are specialized to treat the oral health needs of infants, young children, and teenagers.
WHY SHOULD CHILDREN SEE A PEDIATRIC DENTIST?
Both the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry agree that children should be taken to a dentist when their first tooth comes in or when they turn one year old, whichever comes first. Although baby teeth are meant to fall out, they still serve as placeholders, helping adult teeth come in without crowding or misalignment. Out of place baby teeth can make learning to speak more difficult and can lead to longer lasting pronunciation issues. Seeing a pediatric dentist from a young age can prevent gum disease, gingivitis, and help a child learn good oral hygiene practices to help keep their teeth healthy for the rest of their life.
Our Pediatric Dentists at Chattanooga Dental Studio are trained to meet your child’s oral health needs with a variety of methods and treatments including:
- Fillings and repairs for damaged or affected teeth
- Early assessment and treatment of misaligned teeth
- Preventive Oral Care
- Management of Gum Disease, gingivitis, and ulcers
- Retainers and Sports Guards
- Habit Building and Education on Good Oral Hygiene
- Emergency Pediatric Dental Care
HOW TO FIND A PEDIATRIC DENTIST?
If you are looking for a Pediatric Dentist in Chattanooga, you’ve come to the right place. At Chattanooga Dental Studios, our team of highly trained Pediatric Dentists are prepared to evaluate and treat your child’s specific oral health needs. Contact us or use our website to schedule an appointment and get your child started on the road to healthy teeth!