Mabry Dental Care now provides comprehensive dental care for children of all ages! We are proud to announce one of Brevard's newest Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Morvarid Moini to our office.
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
Pediatric dentists are trained specialists who solely work with children from ages 6 months up to 18 years old. The specialty focuses on comprehensive dental and oral health and preventative care to aid in the proper eruption and exfoliation of primary and permanent teeth. Pediatric dentists attend a 2 year specialty post-doctorate program that prepares them with tips and tricks to help children feel safe and comfortable while receiving optimal dental treatment. With training in BLS, PALS, and sedation, they are the best trained individuals to assist your child with their oral health.
When should my child's 1st visit be?
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that each child establishes a dental home by their 1st birthday or when the first tooth erupts (~6 months of age). This allows for proper guidance in oral hygiene techniques, dietary counceling, and anticipatory guidance in trauma, prevention, and oral health.
Why are baby teeth important?
Children typically start to have their first wiggly tooth around the age of 6 and this process continues up to 12 years of age. The sequence in which each tooth exfoliates and erupts is important to maintain proper space for the permanent teeth. In addition, untreated infection in the baby teeth can lead to developmental defects in the permanent teeth as well as systemic health issues for your child. No need to worry though; we are here to help with all of that!
How often should my child come to the dentist?
The AAPD recommends each child visits for a check up every 6 months. Depending on the individualized care, it may be recommended that your child comes more often.
- Preventative care (cleanings, x-rays, fluoride varnish, sealants, Silver Diamine Fluoride)
- Restortaive treatments (white colored fillings & silver caps for larger decays)
- Space maintenance
- Nitrous oxide inhalation