As children grow up, they need different dental care and treatment to ensure that their teeth and oral health are in perfect condition. That is why it is important to take them to the dentist from the first year of life.
At our Dental Clinic in Oviedo, the paediatric dentist will carry out a complete evaluation of the child’s mouth and teeth, and will give parents personalised recommendations for the care of their teeth and gums.
Common treatments for children
Dental cleanings should be performed at least once a year and are essential to maintain good oral health and prevent both tooth decay and gum disease. This dental cleaning will remove plaque and tartar build-up from your child’s teeth and gums to prevent infection.
The treatment of caries will depend on the severity of each individual case. If the caries is mild, it can be treated with a dental filling, but if the case is more severe and has affected the pulp of the tooth, a pulpotomy or pulpectomy should be performed. In severe cases, even a dental crown or other specific treatment may be necessary.
One of the common reasons for extraction is the lack of space in the mouth for permanent teeth to grow in properly, but there may be other cases: supernumerary teeth, badly damaged teeth or teeth that do not fall out naturally.
Although bruxism usually goes away on its own in young children, there are cases where it can be more persistent and cause dental, muscle or joint problems. Treatment for childhood bruxism may include the use of a dental splint to protect the teeth.
Practical tips to prevent dental problems
In addition to scheduling regular dental appointments for your child, it is very important to follow a good oral hygiene routine at home, helping to prevent dental problems.
Here are some tips and recommendations for instilling good oral habits in children:
Brush teeth at least twice a day. In addition to using a good fluoride toothpaste and a soft toothbrush, the process should be supervised by an adult until the child reaches 7 or 8 years of age.
Avoiding sugary foods and drinks will help to reduce tooth decay and other oral diseases.
It is important to have regular check-ups of the mouth and teeth to detect any problems quickly. It is also essential to visit the dentist regularly for a check-up and professional cleaning.
If you have any questions about dental treatments for children or would like to have a personalised consultation for the treatment of your child’s dental health, please do not hesitate to contact our dental clinic in Oviedo.
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