Pediatric dentistry focuses on dealing with the oral health of children from birth through adolescence. Pediatric dentists are skilled at interacting with patients of all ages, and children specifically making it comfortable and easy for both the parents and kids. At Junior Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we always ensure our patients feel relaxed and welcome and strive to provide the very best care.
Can Pediatric Dentistry Help With Thumb Sucking?
Many children tend to suck their thumb for comfort or out of habit when they are young. This habit tends to correct itself between the ages of 2 and 4 years old with positive reinforcement. However, there are some cases where the habit continues beyond this age and problems can occur. Thumb sucking can cause the upper teeth to overlap the lower teeth, or interfere with tooth eruption and jaw growth.
If teeth are cleaned improperly at home or by a non-professional, damage can occur to the enamel. Enamel is extremely durable, and it is hard to chip or damage during cleaning exams. Enamel can wear off if patients suffer from bruxism, or use harsh brushing strokes while brushing their teeth at home. Acidic foods or drinks can also cause erosion to enamel on our teeth.
If you have concerns about the condition of the enamel on your teeth, please let our team know when you schedule your appointment.
When Should You Call Our Pediatric Dental Office in Boca Raton, FL
Contact Junior Smiles Pediatric Dentistry in Boca Raton, FL
Our team is here to help with all your family’s dental needs, and we enjoy watching our patients grow from children into adults. Our priority is to provide superior care to patients of all ages and ensure each patient is relaxed and comfortable during their appointment. If you are looking for a friendly and gentle dentist for your child’s next appointment we are here to help.
If you are interested in finding out more about pediatric dental care in Boca Raton, FL, contact Junior Smiles Pediatric Dentistry to schedule your pediatric appointment with Dr. Karl Popper.