Are you looking for a pediatric dentist in Barcelona?

As soon as they appear, usually around 6 months, children's teeth need to be treated as carefully as adults teeth. In fact, although they are doomed to disappear, milk teeth require specific care to avoid dental complications in the future. Cavities and dental traumas which are very common in toddlers, can damage the germ of the permanent tooth and cause long-term functional problems.

Once the permanent teeth appear, a follow-up with a pediatric dentist is necessary to ensure that the growth of the teeth and tooth alignment is correct. If there are any anomalies, the intervention of an orthodontist for children can correct the misalignment and prevent the appearance of swallowing, chewing, breathing, and even pronunciation problems.

If you are looking for a dentist for your child, book an appointment with one of the practitioners at Turó Park Clinics. Experienced, calm, and patient, they will know how to put your child at ease so that he or she can enjoy the best first experience at the dentist!

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Why choose a children dentist?

Beyond the specificity of children's teeth that require adapted care, choosing a pedodontist is worth it because they will take the time to reassure your child so that he or she has a good experience at the dentist. The fear of the dentist often has its roots in childhood and it is therefore very important that the child's first contact with the dentist goes as smoothly as possible.

Children's dentists are highly educational in placing emphasis on oral hygiene to educate the youngest children about the risk of tooth decay and other oral problems.

When should you take your child to the dentist?

The first visit to the dentist for children

Although it is possible to see a dentist as soon as the first teeth appear, the first visit to the dentist is usually between the ages of 3 and 4, when the child is old enough to follow the dentist's instructions and understand their advice.

This consultation is very important because it allows early detection of cavities but also to put in place gestures and good habits in terms of brushing milk teeth and diet.

At Turó Park Dental and Medical Center you will find a warm familiar atmosphere during your consultation with an English-speaking dentist for children in Barcelona. Everything is put in place to ensure that this first approach takes place in the best possible conditions. During this appointment, the exchange between the dentist and the child is essential. The practitioner, after inquiring about the eating habits of the young patient, gives advice on an adapted brushing technique. Having a dentist who can communicate in your child's language is then very important.

Control visits

After the first visit, it is recommended to see a pediatric dentist every year, or at least at certain particularly decisive times. The dentists at Turó Park Clinics in Barcelona are there to remind you of the steps in this essential follow-up :

It is around 6 years old that the first permanent molars appear. They are essential for other teeth' stability, but they are often affected by cavities due to their location. A visit to the pedodontist at this age is generally the occasion to seal the interdental grooves to prevent the risk of caries.

Protect your children's teeth.

Make an appointment with one of the dentists at Turó Park Clinics for a complete check-up tailored to your age and needs

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Taking good care of your child's teeth: advice from our dentists

It is important to get young children used to brushing their teeth as soon as the first teeth appear, using a small soft-bristle brush or a fingertip toothbrush. This way, brushing will become part of their routine and the first teeth can form in a clean environment.

From the age of one year, you can use a small children's toothbrush and a suitable toothpaste. It is recommended that you help your child when brushing their teeth until the age of 6 years old when he or she will be able to do it on their own.

Remember that the teeth should be brushed vertically, always going from the gums to the tips of the teeth, at least twice a day for two minutes.

Apart from daily brushing, our dentists remind you that certain behaviors should be avoided in order to keep your teeth white and healthy from an early age:

  • Never put sugar or honey on the teat or feeding bottle.
  • Do not let your child fall asleep with the feeding bottle.
  • Limit consumption of sweet foods or beverages, such as candy and soft drinks.
  • Regularly check the appearance of your child's teeth and be alert to the appearance of stains near the gums.
  • Book an appointment at your clinic Turó Park Clinics at least once a year.

Our English-speaking pediatric dentists

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Dr. Claudia Wand

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Our answers to the most frequently asked questions about pediatric dentistry

What is the ideal age for a first visit to the dentist?

The first visit to the dentist can be made within six months of the eruption of the child's first teeth or before the age of one. On the other hand, it is strongly recommended that the first visit should not be made later than two years of age.

What is "early childhood caries"?

Early childhood caries occurs before the age of 5 and can affect the baby's first teeth. When the child eats or drinks, food particles stick to the teeth. The decay bacteria then convert the sugar in these particles into acids.

How to brush baby's teeth?

After each meal (or at least once a day), take a compress, moisten it and gently rub all sides of the baby teeth. To use a baby-friendly toothbrush (with a short head and soft bristles), you will need to wait until your baby is able to hold his mouth open.