Pediatric dentistry focuses on the oral health of children. Our dentist has experience in treating children's teeth, gums, and mouth. We work with children, making their visits more comfortable and less stressful.
Why are baby teeth important?
Primary teeth play an important role in your child's current and future oral health. They hold space for the developing permanent teeth. When primary teeth are lost early due to decay, the permanent teeth may grow crooked, leading to orthodontic issues. Without primary teeth, children may not be able to chew food properly, which leads to malnutrition. Primary teeth also play an important role in speech development.
What treatments are available for pediatric dentistry?
There are a number of treatments available for pediatric dentistry. We provide fluoride treatments, sealants, and regular dental cleanings to keep your child's smile healthy and strong. We also treat decayed, broken, or damaged teeth.
When should my child see the dentist?
The American Dental Association recommends children see the dentist by age one. Children should visit the dentist regularly, but they may need to see the dentist more frequently than adults.
Children should visit the dentist every six months. If the child has certain dental issues, they may need more frequent appointments.
Is my child at risk of developing cavities?
Some children are born with one or more risk factors for developing cavities.
These factors include not enough saliva, a cleft lip or palate, an extra tooth or teeth, or a missing tooth.
- If you have a family history of tooth decay or cavities, your child may be at risk for tooth decay as well.
- Some children develop poor oral hygiene habits like not brushing their teeth twice a day or brushing too aggressively, which can cause tooth decay.
- If your child has any of these risk factors, talk with our dentist about the best way to care for their smile.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Kansas City, KS, to have a consultation with our dentists, Dr. Moreno and Dr. Tejada. Please call us at (913) 647-1900 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.