Helping young ones to have the best start at having beautiful smile is something that we hold dear at heart. Our team takes special interest in children and we make their dental experience relaxing, fun and educational. Dr. Chua enjoys teaching kids how to maintain heathy smiles and why it is important to do so.
Child psychology is considered one of the most important components of pediatric dentistry. Our team is trained to create a social, friendly and fun atmosphere for our child patients and are encouraged to avoid words such as “injection”, “needle”, or “drill”. Dental phobias that begin in childhood can continue into adulthood, so it is important to make sure your children undergo positive experiences with their us early on. We work hard to make that happen.
What is the Role of a Pediatric Dentist?
We understand that we play a significant role in taking care of your child’s overall oral hygiene and health. We place an emphasis on properly maintaining and caring for baby (deciduous) teeth, which are instrumental in facilitating proper speech production, getting good chewing habits, and also holding space for permanent teeth.
Other Important Roles of a Pediatric Dentist
Monitoring Growth – We continuously track development and growth, so we can anticipate any dental problems and take care of them before they worsen. Working toward early corrective treatment so your child’s self-esteem is preserved and a more positive self-image is fostered.
Education – Using models, child-friendly terminology and computer technology, children are educated about the importance of maintaining healthy and strong teeth. We also advise parents about preventing disease, avoiding trauma, good eating habits and the other important aspects of maintaining good oral hygiene at home.
Intervention – At times we may need to discuss the need of early oral treatments with parents. In the event of an oral injury, grinding, bad bite or spacing problems, there may be a need to be fitted for space maintainers, a nighttime mouth guard or reconstructive surgery may be required.
Prevention – Another role of we fulfill is helping parents and children reduce the risk of tooth decay by establishing good oral care and eating habits. We handle more than check-ups and dental cleanings. Silver Smile Dental also provides topical fluoride, applies dental sealants, and advises parents on ending smoking, sucking and pacifier use while providing demonstrations for effective flossing and brushing.
To learn more about our pediatric dentistry services, call Silver Smile Dental to schedule an appointment.