Family Dentist | Pediatric Dentist in Markham

What Does a Pediatric Dentist Do?

Pediatric dentists have an additional two to three years of specialized studies once they graduate from dental school. The additional studies are specifically geared to educating regarding the oral health of younger and infant demographics. Different stages in children's dental maturity require specific approaches in guiding and influencing their habits, and planning of their dental development, as well identifying and avoiding potential future problems pertaining to their oral health. Pediatric dentists are the most ideally qualified option to attend to your children's dental needs.











 


Information Regarding Primary Teeth

We cannot underline the importance of maintaining the health of your children's primary teeth enough. Cavities that are left for too long frequently lead to future oral health problems pertaining to developing permanent teeth. Children's baby teeth, or primary teeth are crucial for mastication (chewing), guiding future, permanent teeth, into position and for the proper development of the jaw (bones and muscles, respectively.)

If the proper development of your children's primary (baby) teeth is carefully taken care of, you can potentially ease your children into proper speech and a generally more attractive smile. 

Your children's four front primary teeth usually stay with them until they turn 7, whereas the back molars and cuspids normally stay in place until the ages of 10-13.