Pediatric Dentistry in Costa Rica
Prisma Dental is a full-service dental clinic for the whole family. Among our specialties is pediatric dentistry, and we are delighted to fill the special dental needs of your children. Many of our patients from the United States, Canada and other countries schedule checkups, cleanings and dental work as a family when they visit Costa Rica on vacation because they trust our quality and care and save money. Kids have special needs in dentistry of which all parents should be aware.
Pediatric dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the oral health and unique needs of young people. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs. In other words, they are the pediatricians of dental health.
Baby teeth are important, too!
Primary teeth , or baby teeth, are important for many reasons. Not only do they help children speak clearly and chew naturally, they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt.
It is very important that primary teeth are kept in place until they are lost naturally. These teeth serve a number of critical functions:
- Maintain good nutrition by permitting your child to chew properly
- Are involved in speech development
- Help the permanent teeth by saving space for them
- A healthy smile can help children feel good about the way they look to others
The earlier the better!
We are always striving to educate our patients about good dental care, and that includes the children. When we get them young, we can help them avoid many problems in oral health later. With modern dental care at an early age, many children can even grow up without cavities. Oral health is part of whole body health at any age. We look forward to seeing and caring for your children at Prisma Dental in beautiful Costa Rica.
- Dr. Telma Rubinstein