Pediatric Dentistry

Understanding Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry is the branch of dentistry that is especially for children & adolescents. A pediatric dentist provides effective primary and general preventive oral care for kid’s teeth through to adolescence. This includes any children who might have specific healthcare needs. Pediatric dental care includes a variety of disciplines, techniques, procedures and skills. All of these share a common thread with numerous other specialties. They are all adapted & modified to suit any special pediatric dentistry needs that children might have.

Special Needs

A pediatric dentist is much more than a dentist. He/ she is also specialized in child psychology, growth & development. Many children have certain concerns and fears about visiting a dentist for any kind of dental treatment. Their psychology training helps pediatric dentists deal effectively with these fears. At Brummett and Tallent Cosmetic and Family Dental, all our pediatric dentistry specialists are trained extensively to handle children and all their special dental problems in an extremely sensitive manner.

Specialized Treatment

We have years of experience in pediatric dentistry and are able to provide habit counseling. This helps in eliminating the fears that children have and we also help them get rid of habits such as thumb-sucking and pacifier use. Many parents find it very difficult to make their children drop these habits but our expertise comes to the rescue in this area as well. As part of our pediatric dentistry services, we very conscientiously educate parents and children about the importance of oral hygiene, tooth decay reasons and all the steps that can be taken for preventing these problems. We concentrate on:

Preventing Tooth Decay - Teeth tend to get damaged by the food we eat and sugars are particularly damaging. The bacteria in the mouth act on the food particles and eventually cavities get formed in the teeth. We discuss ways and means in which you can strengthen your teeth and also advice you about the best methods of keeping oral bacteria at bay. We speak with children in a very friendly manner and teach them how important it is to maintain oral hygiene and healthy eating habits.

Primary teeth - It is a very common misunderstanding among many people that primary teeth do not have to be cared for in the same manner that permanent ones must be. As a matter of fact, it is very important to look after primary teeth well till the point of time they are lost naturally as they serve many functions:

  • They allow your child to eat food and chew it well
  • They are connected very closely to speech development
  • They help in the growth of permanent teeth as they actually save space for the latter
  • Children who have healthy teeth also tend to be more confident

Pediatric Dentistry focuses on starting out early with children on regular dental care. For the best pediatric dentistry, contact Brummett and Tallent Cosmetic and Family Dental on 606-340-0740 or visit us at Monticello, KY. We have patients coming in from surrounding areas including Somerset, Danville and Cookeville.

We Provide Services to the Following Cities and Towns in KY and TN:
  • Burkesville, KY
  • Byrdstown, TN
  • Columbia, KY
  • Bronston, KY
  • Cookeville, TN