Creating Happy Smiles
At Lovett Dental Corpus Christi, we want to help every child develop good dental health habits early on. We do this by creating an environment where children feel at ease and even enjoy themselves. Our pediatric dentistry specialists and our friendly team at our family dental practice provide a comforting experience that positively affects the way your child feels about visiting the dentist.
Children have special dental needs from birth through their late teen years. These special needs require the expert care of a dentist specializing in children’s oral health and development. Pediatric dentistry at Lovett Dental Corpus Christi provides this specialized treatment, ensuring your child’s best chance for an attractive, confident smile.
Smart, Safe, Soothing Pediatric Dentistry at Lovett Dental
Children need different kinds of oral health treatments than adults. Because their teeth are still growing, children need attention paid to their teeth alignment. Our pediatric dentists are deeply familiar with how baby teeth need to develop so that adult or permanent teeth can come in properly without bunching or creating gaps.
Pediatric dentistry helps children from infancy all the way through their teenage years. These specialists can help children maintain their gums, teeth, tongue, and other aspects of their mouths. At Lovett Dental Corpus Christi, we offer dental care for your entire family, including:
These are just some of the general dental services that we provide for the entire family. Each is specially designed to meet the unique needs of children and adolescents when patients come to see our pediatric dentist.
What Kind of Schooling Does a Pediatric Dentistry Student Receive?
Pediatric dentists receive extensive training. They will receive four years of schooling or more to ensure that they are trained properly. These students will then experience two years of residency practice. This is meant to give them the hands-on experience that they need in order to succeed in the dental field. They will receive specific training on how to help infants, young children, and young adults. This process is meant to show them how the mouth grows and changes over the years.
What Kinds of Procedures Are Included in Pediatric Dentistry?
There are dozens of procedures that dentists provide to their patients. However, some of these procedures must be altered to accommodate younger patients. Here is a list of various procedures that you can expect to find at a children’s dentistry office:
- Pediatric oral exams
- Gum management for infants
- Dental injury care to help prevent further damage from happening
- Habit consultation that aims to break unhealthy oral habits that infants and children often exhibit
- Nutrition and diet counseling for parents to ensure that your child is eating healthy to promote good oral health
Some of these procedures can only be performed on young children. However, your pediatric dentist will be able to regularly examine your child’s oral health as they grow up. This is one of the many benefits of having a family pediatric dentist who knows about your child’s specific oral health history.
How Early Should I Take My Child To A Dentist?
Many Americans do not bring their children to the dentist until they are past the age of 2. Unfortunately, this can do more harm than good. Proper oral health is crucial to enabling your child to maintain proper nutrition. It is recommended that you bring your child for dental care as soon as they are 1 year old. This will allow your pediatric dentist to begin making preparations to ensure that their primary teeth grow properly into their mouths. Improper growth can lead to a variety of oral health problems down the line.
Unfortunately, many children can experience anxiety before they come to the dentist’s office. It is recommended that you slowly introduce your child to the dentist’s office before an actual appointment. This will help them overcome the anxiety that they feel towards getting dental treatment. By making attending pediatric dental appointments something regular and familiar, children will not only learn positive oral health habits but have a higher likelihood of continuing good oral health practices as adults.
Learn More About Lovett Dental Corpus Christi’s Family Care
Finding a pediatric dentist you can trust is crucial for your child’s oral health. That specialist will note the specific types of oral care that your child needs over the years. This will enable them to create a unique oral health plan for your child. Fortunately, Lovett Dental Corpus Christi is here for your family. We are an affordable dental practice that has your best interests in mind.
We are a multi-disciplinary practice that focuses on the primary areas of dental care: