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Children's dentist: know more and make an appointment

by Wildsmile

At Wildsmile we know how difficult the first visit to the dentist can be for children. That's why our children's dentists have years of experience and all, the necessary training to know how to teach children to care about their dental health and help them not to be "afraid" of the dental clinic.


What is a children's dentist? All about pediatric dentistry


A pediatric dentist or children's dentist is a dentist who specializes in the field of pediatrics. They focus on recognizing the diseases, problems and conditions of children, dealing with dental care from the first years of growth until almost adolescence.   


The 5 most common dental treatments for children


If you're still new to being a mum or dad, you may be wondering what treatments children may need to ensure good dental and oral health. Here are the most common ones:   


Fissure sealants


This is a method to prevent cavities, as the first ones can develop from the appearance of the first milk teeth, so it is better to prevent than to cure. Fissures that may appear between the teeth are filled, and it is completely painless.


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Dental fillings


This procedure repairs teeth with caries problems and prevents them from continuing to affect the tooth, and children will be able to eat and drink normally without suffering any kind of discomfort.  


Fluoride application


This is a topical method applied to children's teeth to improve their teeth and make them stronger and more resistant.  


Orthodontics for children


This procedure corrects the aesthetics and functionality of your child's teeth. Generally, it is recommended from the age of 10, although it will depend on the opinion of the specialist.  


Children's teeth cleaning


It is very important to perform this procedure at least once a year to ensure optimal dental health and reduce the chances of suffering from tooth decay or other dental diseases.  


Frequently asked questions


Below, we answer the most frequently asked questions that parents often ask us when it concerns taking their child to the dentist.


When does my child have to visit the dentist?


Ideally, children should first visit the dentist before they are 3 years old. Many parents believe that until their teeth start to fall out, it is not the right time to visit the dentist, but this is wrong. Baby teeth also need the supervision of a pediatric dentist.


Does Wildsmile offer discounts for pediatric dentistry?


Yes, of course, we do. At Wildsmile we offer free or discounted services for all patients with a dental plan. The best part is that, depending on the plan, you can include your child completely free of charge. This way, the whole family enjoys taking care of their dental health.


How can I convince my child to go to the dentist?


When your child goes to one of our Wildsmile clinics, he or she will receive the best treatment from the children's dentists and will gradually stop associating the dentist with pain. We will ensure that all procedures are painless and also that they understand why it is important to do what we do and the benefits it will have for their smile in the future.


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What does social security cover for children's dental health?


Social security for children varies from country to country, although there are generally a limited number of dental services covered, for which a fixed fee is charged depending on the treatment. However, waiting lists can be detrimental to children's oral health, as can a lack of specialists in certain areas. Therefore, if you are worried about them, the best thing to do is not to waste any more time and go to the dentist.


If you are thinking of taking your children to the dentist, remember that at Wildsmile, consultations, teeth cleaning, and dental sealants are included free with your dental plan. We also include more than 760 dental treatments with a discount, so taking care of your smile and that of your little ones will be easier and more economical.


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