Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is a specialty and pediatric dentists receive an additional two to three years of advanced education and training relating specifically to children’s dental care. 

Pediatric dentists are trained to treat newborns to late adolescents, and provide comprehensive dental care that includes prevention, assessing growth and development, emergency dental care, restorative treatment oral pathology, radiology, and special needs.
By being an age-specific specialty, pediatric dentistry encompasses disciplines such as:
  • caries prevention in children and adolescents
  • behaviour guidance
  • assessment of oro-facial growth and development
  • care of patients with medical conditions and physical and developmental disabilities
  • sedation
  • traditional fields of dentistry

These skills are applied to the needs of children throughout their ever-changing stages of development and to treating each child as a unique individual

When it’s time to visit a pediatric dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry “AAPD”, recommends that children begin to see a dentist by age 1, or by the time their first tooth comes in.

Why so early? It turns out that children who see the dentist from an early age are MUCH LESS LIKELY TO DEVELOP CAVITIES.

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Dr. Batra recommends bringing infants for their first dental visit within six months of the eruption of their first tooth, or by their first birthday. These early visits help monitor dental development, provide preventive care, and offer guidance on oral hygiene practices

Pediatric dentists conduct comprehensive oral exams to assess the dental health of children and young adults. They check for tooth decay, monitor tooth eruption, evaluate oral tissues, and provide gentle cleanings to remove plaque and tartar

Dr. Batra emphasizes preventive measures to maintain optimal oral health. This may include applying fluoride treatments to strengthen teeth, placing dental sealants to protect against cavities, and providing nutritional guidance for proper oral health

Pediatric dentists can detect and address dental problems in their early stages. If detected early, treatment can be avoided and oral hygiene or preventative measures may be adequate to prevent the cavity from progressing

At Calgary Smiles, Dr. Batra educates parents and caregivers on proper oral hygiene practices for infants and toddlers, including brushing techniques, teething management, and dietary recommendations to promote healthy teeth and gums