Pediatric Dentistry

pediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry which specializes in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of teeth in children who are under the age of 16. In this age bracket we concentrate mostly on prevention, which includes instruction in proper diet, use of fluoride if necessary, and practice of good oral hygiene. Treatment deals basically with caries (tooth decay) but includes influencing tooth alignment. Lengthy treatment may be required to correct incipient abnormalities in tooth position. Braces or other correctional devices may be used. 

Negligence in oral health care in children leads to tooth decay which results in decreased school performance and social relationships. Hence Oral care should begin soon after the child's birth as there is nothing more beautiful than a child's smile. This beautiful smile needs a proper care and attention.