When should your child first see a dentist?
On your child’s first birthday or first tooth that comes in, you should be bringing them in for pediatric care. Between six to twelve months you will observe baby teeth coming in. Early examination and preventative care will protect your child’s smile now and in the future.
These children all suffer from infant bottle tooth decay, milk caries. Once the front teeth enter the mouth, a child sleeping with milk on his teeth will cause decay. I have seen breast fed children, as well as bottle fed children develop this dental pathology.
This is more of the same bottle caries.
This is a child who had her bottle decay treated with tooth colored metal based jackets. She was amnesically sedated and never remembered the appointment.
These pictures are of children with over retained deciduous teeth, which require immediate extraction. Failure to do so causes ectopic eruption of the permanent teeth. This could result in your child having a goofy facial appearance.
These cases of bottle caries or milk decay received tooth colored stainless steel crowns veneered with composite resin.
This child received tooth colored composite resin stainless steel crowns. She was amnesically sedated for her appointment.