Yearly Oral Health Reminders: Pediatric Dentistry

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It is important to maintain and care for your child’s teeth as long as possible. This includes cleaning their teeth daily and making sure avoid various risks and hazards that can arise. You should care for their teeth until they are approximately 6 years old, at which point you can begin teaching them how to care for their teeth on their own.

Pediatric dentistry focuses on the oral health care of young individuals, including for infants, children, and individuals with special needs. Pediatric dentists are highly skilled individuals that have received two to three years of additional training beyond general dental school and can greatly enhance and protect your child’s smile. If you have a child, it is important to bring them in to see their pediatric dentist before they are 1 year old.

To ensure your child’s smile is given the care it needs, our pediatric dentist can focus specifically on their teeth and gums and use x-rays, dental sealants, orthodontic care, and fluoride treatments to ensure their smile thrives. Pediatric dentists are also highly effective at treating children who suffer from thumb sucking, baby bottle tooth decay, and teething.

If your child requires further treatment for their smile, Dr. Ed Perdue and our team at Dr. Edward Perdue Pediatric Dentistry will help you with your oral health care. If you would like to book an appointment with our office in Nashville, Tennessee, please call us at 615-662-2191.