At Oahu Pediatric Dentistry, we pride ourselves in being able to walk hand in hand with you and your kid as they grow up. Pediatric dentistry, as the name suggests, is dentistry that concerns itself with the dental health of children from the time of birth to adolescence. Children have rapid development of their dental structure through this period. It is important that they are watched closely to ensure they end up with strong dental structures.
Our pediatric dentists will work with you to promote the dental health of your kid, as well as educate you so that you can provide the best care for your child. It is recommended that you take your kid to a pediatric dentist within the first six months of the sprouting of the first tooth, or after one year from birth.
We have a wide range of pediatric dental services. We can handle all the dental issues that your kid might have. Below are some of the pediatric dental issues that we commonly deal with.
Oral Hygiene and Dental Cleaning
This is the most basic but essential form of dental care. Our pediatricians will educate you about the right hygiene practices. They can schedule a routine for dental hygiene checkups for your kid. At times the teeth might need a more intense cleaning than a brush and toothpaste provides.
Bringing your kid to our dentists for regular dental cleaning will ensure they grow up with healthy strong teeth. Such visits can help your kid avoid many of the teeth problems that plague many people.
Orthodontics is arguably the essential dental care for your kids. Orthodontic procedures will ensure that your kid develops perfectly positioned and shaped teeth. This promotes good appearance and strong teeth.
Orthodontics involves the use of appliances to ensure the teeth grow in the right positions. Braces are commonly used on kids as young as the age of six.
In the unfortunate event that your kid develops tooth decay, we will clean the tooth and fill it up. Fillings adapt quite well and quickly with the kid's dental structure as it is still developing. Tooth decays are less likely to occur among kids if proper dental hygiene is observed though. As a parent, you should always seek to avoid tooth decay on your kid by ensuring they maintain proper oral hygiene.
Night guards are for kids that have teeth grinding problems. Teeth grinding is a condition where a person grinds their teeth continuously while sleeping. It can cause the teeth to crack. Night guards are worn when one goes to sleep to prevent the teeth from hitting each other.
Our pediatric dentists will examine your child and provide them with the best night guards. Sometimes, teeth grinding may be as a result of crooked teeth. That can be rectified through orthodontic procedures.
Call Oahu Pediatric Dentistry at (808) 201-9956 today if you have any concerns about your child's dental health. You can also bring your kid to us so that we can examine them more closely.