Odontopedriatics

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Dentistas para niños

In Medident Torremolinos you will also be able to find us as a Dentist for children or a Children’s Dentist. And it is that the dental health of our children worries us a lot and is very important.

We have a Children’s Odontology service to take care of the oral health of your little ones. If you want to know what includes a Children’s Dental Clinic and the functions that a pediatric dentist covers and how it can help you, read what we have to show you.

Dentistas para niños

Children’s Dentist

First of all, you have to know what exactly a child dentist is. Basically, a dentist is that professional in the world of dentistry who is responsible for taking care of children’s dental health, a very peculiar and special type of patient.

The vast majority of functions of a child dentist is usually related to orthodontics in Torremolinos, since from very young it is essential to correct as soon as possible the correct position of the teeth of the smallest of the house.

Below you can find out each and every one of the functions that a pediatric dentistry clinic must fulfill.

When to take your child to the Dentist

The ideal is to take your child to a child dentist when he reaches his first year of life, that is the most recommended always. In the old days it used to be taken to the dentist when the child was 3 years old, which was when the baby teeth had already emerged.

It is important to go to a dentist the smaller it is, since with the appearance of the milk dentition and tend to appear the first dental problems such as incorrect growth of the jaws, the absence of certain teeth or the bite of the child.

Dentista Infantil

During this first visit to a children’s dental clinic, what is essential is that the child loses his fear of the Dentist and that he begins to familiarize himself with a Children’s Dental Clinic. In addition, the pediatric dentist will provide parents with guidelines to follow so that the child has optimal oral health.

It is essential at this stage to also have a healthy diet, which is usually closely related to any type of dental pathology that the child may have.

When the milk teeth come out

Milk teething is essential for our children so that they can eat correctly, chew their milk or even start talking correctly. Although the primary function of milk teeth is not that they are able to maintain that space for the later appearance of the final teeth, both in the lower and upper arches.

Here we detail how the 28 milk teeth appear:

  • The first thing is the appearance of the central lower incisor teeth
  • Central upper incisors
  • Lateral upper incisors
  • Lower lateral incisors
  • Appearance of the molar teeth
  • Fangs

This teething of milk usually ends when the child reaches 2 and half years.

Odontopediatría funciones

Pediatric dentist functions

A Children’s Dentist always fulfills a series of functions and tasks that we will detail in more depth, within our pediatric dentistry service. These are usually the most common childhood dental problems.

Infant caries

It is, unfortunately, too normal the appearance of infant caries, also known as baby bottle cavities. That is why it is essential to go to a Dental Clinic to treat them as soon as they appear or prevent their appearance with proper dental hygiene.

Dental injuries

Children already know that they do not stop and it can be more than normal to go to a dentist for children when they suffer from dental trauma for whatever reason.

Alterations of congenital type

This type of dental alterations affects both the size of the teeth, as well as their shape. They directly affect the appearance of the first teeth, also called anodontics. It can also happen that not all the milk teeth that should appear or that there are more teeth than normal among other cases.

Any type of malocclusion

Directly affect the bite of the child and may end up having to undergo a type of treatment in children’s orthodontics.

Dentista infantil pulpotomia

Pulpotomy

It happens when a certain part of the pulp of the final teeth has to be removed.

Pulpectomy

It refers to the total and absolute extirpation of the dental pulp of the final dentition.

These are just some of the functions that dentists have for children. So you know, if you need to take your child to an Odontopediatric Clinic, Medident Torremolinos always offer the best services.

Other aspects to consider

  • It is important to encourage breastfeeding until the 6th month of life.
  • If the child falls asleep while being fed, clean their teeth before putting them to sleep.
  • It should be used only as a vehicle for the artificial formula.
  • Do not add any type of sugar or sweetener.
  • It is important to discourage the nocturnal bottle after the eruption of the first days.
  • If the child falls asleep while being fed, clean their teeth before putting them to bed.
  • The bottle should be abandoned progressively after 12 months and finally when the molars erupt.
  • It must be anatomical, remove it progressively after 12 months, and definitely by 2 years.
  • At all times habits such as sharing utensils with the baby, cleaning the pacifier with saliva, blowing on food or kissing in the mouth should be avoided.
  • During the first 2 years of life try to avoid any source of fermentable sugars.
  • Avoid the consumption of “hidden sugars” and in turn sticky sugars.
  • Between meals it is recommended to avoid sugary foods.
  • It must be done by the parents until the child is self-sufficient for this task (6-8 years).
  • Before the eruption of the first teeth, start with oral hygiene, at least once a day, preferably after each milk intake with a wet gauze.
  • After the eruption of the first teeth, start with hygiene once a day with a silicone thimble or a toothbrush without dentifrice.
  • After the eruption of first molars, the ideal and recommended is to use a children’s toothbrush.
  • When there is contact between the teeth, the use of dental floss is recommended.
  • Do not use any toothpaste with fluoride until 2-3 years due to risk of fluorosis.
  • Use paste with 500pm of fluoride in children 2-3 years of age.
  • Amount equivalent to a pea.
  • In children older than 7 years it is recommended to use paste with higher concentrations of fluoride.
  • Depending on the level of risk, age and concentration of fluoride in the water for daily consumption, the pediatric dentist and / or pediatrician will decide the dose of systemic fluoride.
  • Both the pediatrician and the pediatric dentist must decide on the type of administration and frequency, depending on the risk of caries.
  • The infant should have his first visit with the pediatric dentist when the eruption of the 20 temporary pieces has been completed.

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