Questions you should be asking your pediatric dentist

Posted on March 31, 2021 | First Time | Hot Topics

Questions you should be asking your pediatric dentist

As pediatric dentists, we realize that you, the parent, play a major role in the overall oral health of your child. This means that we expect to get some questions on behalf of your child. Take full advantage of the opportunity to ask questions about your child’s oral health. We want you to be set up for success, so here are some questions to ask during your child’s next appointment. 

Why are my kid’s teeth so sensitive?

If you’re noticing that your child is experiencing teeth sensitivity while drinking, eating, or brushing, then it’s time to plan a trip to the dentist. This might be a sign of damage or cavities. In either case, making an appointment with a pediatric dentist is highly recommended. Treatment for the sensitivity might be as simple as switching to a new toothpaste for sensitive teeth or something more involved like filling a cavity. But, there’s no sure way to tell outside of an exam with the dentist.

Will my child need orthodontic treatments?

This is a very common question, and it’s understandable. Orthodontic intervention costs money and time. A pediatric dentist will be able to track your child’s dental development through x-rays and regular exams. Over the course of several visits, a dentist will be able to recommend what the next step should be. The advantage that Blossom offers its patients is  combined access to dentistry and orthodontics. 

Does a particular diet affect my child’s teeth?

Most parents don’t realize that diet is as important as brushing and flossing, when it comes to the health of the teeth. A child who snacks frequently on starchy foods, such as crackers, pretzels, and cereal, will be at higher risk for decay than a child who snacks on fresh fruits and cheese, for example. While maintaining good oral hygiene is extremely important, so is understanding how your child’s diet may put them at higher risk for decay. Your pediatric dentist will be able to help assess your child’s diet to identify potential cavity-causing foods.

As is the case with any concern, it’s always best practice to have your child get regular check ups with a pediatric dentist so that potential issues can be caught early.

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