A board-certified pediatric dentist specializes in dentistry for babies, children, and teens
While many dentists in the Triad market “pediatric services,” only a select few providers are qualified as pediatric dentists. Dr. Sona Isharani of Triad Dentistry holds this distinction; as a board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Isharani completed three years of specialized training in pediatric dentistry from the University of Maryland, and she went on to complete her Fellowship program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine’s Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Caregivers and parents trust their children’s smiles and health to Dr. Isharani’s extensive knowledge and experience caring for pediatric patients’ unique needs.
When is pediatric dentistry in Greensboro NC at Triad Dentistry appropriate?
Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of the dental world. As a pediatric dentist. Dr. Isharani limits the scope of her practice to infants, children, and teens. So, she is uniquely qualified to provide primary and specialty oral care to youth of all ages. Triad Dentistry likes to examine children’s teeth for the first time by their first birthdays. This is as much about getting parents and caregivers comfortable with properly cleaning their baby’s mouths as it is about checking for and identifying problems that have big consequences for oral development in a timely fashion.
While each child’s tooth and jaw development are unique to them, generally between the ages of six to 12 months, infants lower and upper front teeth are visible. A good rule of thumb is that around four teeth erupt or break through the gums every six months. So, by the time your child is a toddler, all of his or her baby or primary teeth should be visible.
Yes, baby teeth fall out. But they’re also important for healthy oral and overall development. They:
- Provide structure to your child’s face
- Offer a “path” for your child’s permanent teeth, which helps to avoid misalignment and bite problems that require orthodontic treatment later on
- Help your child speak clearly and pronounce words properly
- Facilitate the development of jawbones, muscles
- Support healthy nutrition, which is critical to overall early childhood development
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Why Choose Triad Pediatric Dentistry?
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1 – Pediatric care with a mother’s touch is not just a phrase: it is who we are! We offer personalized care for your child.
2 – It is our pleasure to care for all children, from infants to teenagers, including special needs patients.
3 – We create a comfortable atmosphere for the kids while offering peace of mind for their parents.
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Just like with adult patients, pediatric patients should visit their dentist at least every six months. These visits provide opportunities for Dr. Isharani to examine the teeth, gums, and other oral structures for abnormalities that may require early and prompt attention. During these visits, our fun and friendly hygienists clean your child’s teeth with professional tools and techniques. Professional cleanings remove what brushing and flossing at home can’t; stubborn, stuck-on tartar or calculus that promotes decay and inflammation that erodes gum tissue. Your child will continue to keep this healthy routine throughout childhood and adolescence, and as their needs for care evolve.
Dr. Isharani serves patients at Triad Pediatric Dentistry, which is conveniently located on Pinedale Road. This specialized pediatric office is equipped with the latest technologies and tools that are designed for children’s needs. As your child grows older, we’ve made it easy for children and their parents to maintain continuity of care with the team they’ve come to know and trust, as your child will eventually “graduate” to treatment at Triad Dentistry’s adult practice on Oakcrest Avenue. For your family’s convenience, Drs. Steven Hatcher, Chad Merrell, and Victoria Santiago-Coiro are available the next street over from Dr. Isharani’s office..
What are some common problems that pediatric dentists treat?
As your child grows, their oral development progresses as well. That can present new dental care challenges, for which Dr. Isharani provides treatment and dental wellness plans. Some of these issues include:
- Early childhood caries or “baby bottle decay” – When your child enters this world, they are born without the bacteria, which leads to caries, the disease that leads to the development of cavities. Babies are introduced to this bacteria when their caregivers share food, moisten pacifiers with their saliva, and do other activities which introduce the caregiver’s saliva to the child. Decay can also become an issue once sugary drinks such as juices are introduced. Dr. Isharani and her team discuss methods with parents that help keep babies’ mouths healthy and avoid conditions that facilitate early tooth loss during the initial visits.
- Crooked/Crowded teeth – Dr. Isharani provides early intervention geared towards managing habits that can negatively affect how a child’s teeth and jaws develop. Practices such as thumb-sucking may require special appliances that prevent a child from putting their fingers in the mouth and discourage the habit altogether.
- Gum disease – Gum disease and tooth decay affect children and adults alike. Because the gums provide a healthy foundation for teeth, when this tissue erodes, it will threaten the stability of the tooth. As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Isharani offers specialized products and treatments geared to minimizing the effects of early tooth loss. Appliances such as a Lower Lingual Holding Arch act as a space holder for lost baby teeth to prevent other teeth from shifting into the empty gap.
Dr. Steven Hatcher
Dr. Chad Merrell
Dr. Sona Isharani
Dr. Victoria Santiago-Coiro
Dr. Chavala M. Harris
With early, ongoing visits, in partnership with you, we can prevent many of these conditions. Other preventive services include dental sealants to protect decay-prone back teeth. Call (336) 383-1482 to schedule your child’s visit.