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Pediatric Dentistry is the part of Dentistry that takes care of children’s oral health. This type of dentistry is equivalent to pediatrics in medicine. Children’s oral health care is very important, since the growth of milk teeth contribute to the proper development of the jaw bone and maxillofacial bone structure.
Close monitoring of this development makes it possible to prevent lesions in the teeth, gums and other tissues of the mouth. It allows for an early diagnosis and treatment plan of any disease that might be found. It must be borne in mind that many childhood diseases have their first signs in the mouth, therefore their early detection is crucial. Moreover, it is very important that the child acquires the habit of going to the dentist regularly, usually twice a year. A friendly relationship with the dentist helps develop oral hygiene habits that continue throughout adolescence and adulthood.
During the visit, the dentist not only examines the teeth, gums and the rest of the mouth, but also explains to the children and their parents the hygienic and preventive measures that can contribute to the proper maintenance of oral health. The dentist will also monitor tooth eruption, determining whether the development of the jawbone is correct and any permanent teeth are firmly in place, preventing malocclusions (Preventive Orthodontics), allowing for their early correction (Interceptive Orthodontics).