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1. What is Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides both preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children, through adolescence, including the medically and physically compromised. To become a licensed Pediatric Dentist Dr. Korie completed an additional two years of specialty training after dental school.

2. When should my child visit the dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child’s first visit to the dentist should occur by 12 months of age. This visit will establish a dental home for your child. At this time, Dr. Korie will examine your child and talk to you about diet, fluoride, tooth eruption, pacifier habits and proper tooth brushing.

3. They are just baby teeth. Why should we fix them?
Baby teeth are very important. They encourage normal growth and development and maintain the space in your child’s mouth until their adult teeth come in. If the baby tooth has a large cavity and becomes infected, it may cause permanent damage to the growing adult tooth.

4. What are Sealants?
Sealants are a tooth-colored material that is placed in the pits and grooves of the back teeth where most cavities are found. Sealants are meant to be a protective measure to help prevent cavities from forming.

5. What should I do if my child is in an accident and there is damage to the mouth area?
Please call the office as soon as possible. We will see your child immediately. When dealing with a dental accident, time is very important. Please note, we are available after hours for dental emergencies.

 

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