St. James Oral Surgery, Implantology and Dental Clinic

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry focuses on the oral health and needs of infants, children and adolescents, including persons with special health care needs. Good oral health is an important part of total health. It is very important to implement preventive dental health habits that will keep a child free from dental/oral disease.

Infants and children

Getting  a child early to his first dental visit is very important. Your dentist will be able to provide you with information regarding how to brush your child’s teeth, diet and early childhood caries which may due to inappropriate nursing habits, the importance of fluorides and problems associated with pacifier and thumb-sucking habits.

Beginning dental examinations early will lead to the detectiob of initial tooth decay and therefore make it easier to treat. The first dental visit should occur shortly after the first tooth erupts and no later than the child’s first birthday.