Pediatric dentistry is that branch of dentistry that focuses on the dental health of children from their birth to adolescence. The purpose of a pediatric dentist is not only to encourage a child to maintain oral hygiene, but also to serve as a source of information for the child’s parents.
The first dental examination of the child should be within 6 months after the first tooth has shown up or within 6 months after the first birthday. It is important from the first dental appointment to work on building a connection between the patient and the dentist. Friendly relationships are at the heart of productive work and the key to encouraging the child to maintain a good dental hygiene.
Building trust – key for good pediatric dentistry
Dr. Marinova started her career as a pediatric dentist and has since known the importance of building a trust in the young patient so that the dental visits can be enjoyable and rewarding. This makes Dr. Marinova the preferred pediatric dentist for many parents in Sofia. We always inform parents of everything related to their children’s dental health, we provide them with the materials they need to maintain a good oral hygiene at home and we are always available for questions whenever there are any.
Primary responsibilities of the pediatric dentist
- Building trust in the patient.
- Diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases.
- Promoting the maintenance of oral hygiene.
- Creating a patient treatment plan.
- X-ray reading.
- Monitoring the development and the growth of the teeth and the jaw.
- Teeth silanization (the filling of deep fissures in the new permanent chewing teeth).