Children Dentistry

Abnormal primary teeth loss

The American Dental Association used to recommend your child`s first dental examination at the age of three. At that day, the child would get an examination and he would also get his first dental cleaning.. Nowadays, the ADA has changed its recommendation for the child`s first exam to be done at the age of one. Typically, it is an "Exam only" to evaluate the normal progression of primary teeth development.

Children Dentistry is a very wide subject and can`t be covered in one page, nevertheless, we wish to address two main

issues that can create the most significant impact on your child`s oral health:

  1. Sealants.
  2. Abnormal primary teeth loss.

Sealants are a great way to protect against tooth decay and cavities on your back teeth (molars). These are the teeth that are most vulnerable to cavities and decay because they are used in the chewing process, and are the most difficult to reach and clean. Molars first come in at around 5-7 years of age, with a second set coming in between the ages of 11-14. It is best to have a sealant placed when the molars first come in to ensure they are protected early.

To place a sealant an adhesive is first applied to the teeth. The sealant is then placed over the adhesive as a liquid, as if it is painted right onto the tooth. The liquid then hardens and creates a barrier between your tooth and any plaque, food particles, and bacteria. Sealants last for about 10 years and can be reapplied if necessary.

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