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The Importance of Children’s Dentistry in Uptown Toronto

November 8, 2016

Pediatric dental care begins early. Read what’s involved and why it’s important from Dr. Tamo and Dr. Riccardi, children’s dentists in Uptown Toronto.

Your children’s dental health is so important. It affects how they eat, how they speak, how they look and even how they learn. Please schedule their routine oral exams and cleanings with children’s dentists in Uptown Toronto, Dr. Janet Tamo and Dr. Milene Riccardi. From toddlerhood through their teen years and beyond, your kids will receive superior preventive and restorative care in a comfortable, patient-centered atmosphere.

Dental Care Begins Early

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry says that baby teeth perform very important functions. Healthy baby teeth allow kids to eat and speak properly, and they help adult teeth enter into the mouth at the correct time and in the correct alignment. Dental decay plagues thousands of children throughout North America, leading to tooth loss, pain and even nutritional and educational difficulties. Cavities are also preventable.

As such, parents should care for those baby teeth with routine brushing and flossing as soon as the first little tooth erupts through the gums.Teething is a watchful time for Mom and Dad. Dr. Tamo and Dr. Riccardi would like to see your child for a little get acquainted visit when that new tooth comes in or by the child’s first birthday. In fact, parents can schedule a visit for their little ones when they themselves come for their six-month cleanings and exams. By the time kids reach the age of three, the dentist begins routine check-ups, digital x-rays and hygienic cleanings which eliminate harmful plaque and tartar.

What the Children’s Dentist on Yonge Street Looks For

Dr. Tamo or Dr. Riccardi looks for many things when examining a child’s mouth:

  1. Number of teeth, along with their sizes, shapes and alignment
  2. Presence of tooth decay
  3. Gum disease (yes, kids get it, too, not just adults)
  4. Jaw development and function
  5. How teeth bite together

Depending on her findings, the doctor may recommend easy and quick plastic sealants or fluoride treatments to coat deeply grooved young molars to protect them from decay. She may advise customized acrylic mouthguards for children and teens involved in sports and for youngsters who routinely grind their teeth (bruxism).

Also, the children’s dentist and her team teach kids good home hygiene techniques and about tooth-friendly nutrition. Dr. Tamo takes digital X-rays to find hidden decay, developing orthodontic issues or problems with wisdom teeth in adolescents.

As necessary, Dr. Tamo performs restorative treatments such as tooth-colored fillings. She and her staff are always available on an emergency basis for the surprise and serious dental problems that occur with kids–tooth avulsion, lost fillings, toothaches, and the like. Immediate and compassionate care are so important for pressing pediatric dental problems.

Now’s the Time

Please contact Dentistry @ 1881. Schedule your child’s regular semi-annual check-up and hygienic cleaning, Anticipate a childhood and teen years filled with healthy, good-looking smiles.

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