Pediatric Dentistry at Centre Dentaire Anjou
Pediatric Dentist at Centre Dentaire Anjou
At Centre Dentaire Anjou, you will find a team of general dentists and specialists who take care of all your family’s dental needs. Among this team are pediatric dentists who devote their entire practice to children's dental care.
The training required to be a pediatric dentist and the specialist's ability to treat children will be explained in the article that follows.
A Pediatric Dentist’s Training
Before considering training in one of the recognized dental specialties, a doctorate in dentistry lasting 4 to 5 years is completed. Afterwards, 3 years of specialized training in pediatric dentistry are completed. This enables future pediatric dentists to acquire clinical and professional skills for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all oral diseases that may affect children.
As a result, the pediatric dentist is the perfect specialist to consult for all aspects of children's oral health, from their first visit as a child until the end of their adolescence.
When to consult a Pediatric Dentist?
The Canadian Dental Association recommends children to first see a dentist within 6 months of the eruption of their first tooth, or around one year of age. Visits made at a young age are of great importance, as they allow the pediatric dentist to assess the development of the toddler's teeth. The doctor possesses the necessary qualifications to do so even if the primary dentition is just starting to form. The specialist can also make early diagnoses and provide the necessary care in order to treat current or potential dental development problems.
Afterwards, it is generally recommended to see the pediatric dentist regularly, every 6 months, in order to maintain the child’s good hygiene care, offer preventive dental care and, when the need arises, curative care.
Dental Care for Children at Centre Dentaire Anjou
General dentists for children and pediatric dental specialists at the Centre Dentaire Anjou pay particular attention to the dental needs of children and adolescents. Since they devote their practice entirely to these young patients, they have considerable experience and a keen eye for abnormal symptoms or developmental problems.
Moreover, a pediatric dentist is specially trained with regards to child psychology in order to be able to adapt their approach to certain aspects that are specific to the pediatric dentistry practice. The specialists combine care and gentleness to carry out treatments for children, while focusing on educating young people and empowering them to adopt good oral hygiene habits.
Here is an overview of the pediatric dentistry services offered at Centre Dentaire Anjou :
- Dental examinations for screening and diagnostic purposes.
- Professional dental cleaning.
- Prevention, detection and treatment of cavities, especially for early childhood cavities.
- Application of fluoride to strengthen the teeth.
- Application of sealants.
- Administration of general anesthesia or conscious sedation, depending on the specific needs of the child.
- Designing of mouth guards for children who practise certain sports.
- Prevention and diagnosis of dental development problems, which can affect the occlusion and alignment of the teeth.
- And much more!