LES DENTAL GROUP
Every child deserves to feel comfortable and confident during dental appointments. We strive to provide the finest dental care possible for each of our paediatric and adolescent patients in a gentle and caring environment. We realise that a child’s future attitude towards dentistry is influenced by today’s experiences and no patient, young or old, should be afraid of the dentist.
Children’s dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry) is the practice, teaching and research into the comprehensive and therapeutic oral health care for children from birth to adolescence, including care for children who demonstrate intellectual, medical, physical, psychological and/or emotional problems.
What Do Pediatric Dentists Do?
- Provide a full range of oral health care to anxious children and children with special needs
- Specialised management of children with oral and dental developmental problems
- Manage the damage sustained to teeth and the mouth following traumatic injury
- Contribute to multidisciplinary care of children with complex problems e.g. hypodontia (missing teeth) and those with medical conditions which may impact on oral health.
Did You Know:
Even though baby teeth are temporary, left untreated, decay and cavities can cause life-long damage, including infections and orthodontic issues. Don’t ignore the health of baby teeth!
Sucking makes children feel secure and happy, or provides a sense of security during difficult periods. Since thumb sucking is relaxing, it may induce sleep. Thumb sucking that persists beyond the eruption of the permanent teeth can cause problems with the proper growth of the mouth and tooth alignment.
If your child is struggling to stop their thumb sucking, then please book an appointment to discuss strategies for preventing further dental problems with us.