Tips for your child’s diet and Dental Health * Ask your dentist to help you assess your child’s diet. * Avoid stocking your pantry with sugary or starchy snacks. * Limit the number of snack times. Stick to nutritious snacks * Provide a balanced diet, and save foods with sugar or starch For mealtimes. * DO NOT put your child to bed with a bottle of formula, milk, or juice. * Shop for “sugar free” candy or soda. **Dental Care for Children and Adults with Special Needs** Pediatric dentists have two or more yrs of advanced training beyond dental school.
Their education as specialists focused on care for children with special needs. The offices are designed to be physically accessible for special needs patients. The dentist has education in behavior management, sedation and anesthesia techniques. They will select the best technique based on the specific health needs; discuss the benefits, limits and risks of that technique. **Dental care for babies** Start at birth, clean your child’s gums with A soft infant toothbrush or cloth and water. as soon as the teeth appear, start brushing 2 times a day using fluoride toothpaste and a oft age appropriate sixed toothbrush. “Smear” toothpaste to brush the teeth for children less then 2 yrs old. “pea-size” amount of toothpaste for 2-5 yrs.
Before graduating, dental student must successfully complete the National Board Dental Examination ( Parts I and II) Part 1 – biochemistry, physiology, microbiology, pathology, and dental anatomy and occlusion. Part 2- pharmacology, Endo, Perio, OS, Pros, ortho, Pedo,oral pathology and radiology. Pain control Degrees granted. D. D. S D. M. D- There are 61 schools of dentistry in 36 states and Puerto Rico Pedodontics is a Branch of Dentistry dealing with children from birth through adolescence (0 – 12yrs old) also specialize in the care of “special needs” patients. It is Recognized by the American Dental Assoc.