Pediatric Dentistry


For Dr. Forero and her team taking care of the health of the little ones is our top priority. We have been doing it successfully for over six years. Our goal is for the children of La Garriga to grow up with a healthy mouth.

Our Children’s Dental Clinic in La Garriga, has the facilities and the right personnel to make sure children have a fun and relaxed experience.

DO NOT FORGET THAT PREVENTION IN CHILDREN

Dental Clinic for Children
Dr. Forero in La Garriga


Orthodontics for children and young people is one of the most common treatments, since it helps to avoid aesthetic and functional problems in adulthood. Within odontology, orthodontics is the specialty that deals with correcting aesthetic and functional irregularities of the mouth. There are different types of orthodontics in order to correct a bad dental alignment or a tendency caused by abnormal habits such as prolonged thumb sucking.
Dental trauma is more common than it seems since children are exposed to multiple trips and falls as they begin to explore the world around them.

When the primary or baby teeth as they are commonly known suffer a trauma, it is important to assess the severity since a severe trauma such as an intrusion (dislocation of the tooth inward) or an avulsion (the tooth leaves the bone intact) can cause serious complications in the permanent or adult teeth.

If the trauma has been in a permanent tooth it is highly recommended that a pediatric dentist be consulted as soon as possible to analyze if it is possible to conserve the vitality of the tooth through a conservative treatment in order to reverse the damage.

Dental caries is an infection caused by the acids generated by cariogenic bacteria by metabolizing sugar. Its result is the demineralization of the dental structure.

Its appearance can be at a very early stage, increasing in the eruption of milk teeth even though it is 100% preventable.

The diagnosis should be made through a clinical examination, so it is recommended to arrange an appointment with a pediatric dentist during the first year of life, in order to identify possible risk factors and the guidelines to be followed to avoid it.

The application of preventive measures helps reduce oral diseases. A correct oral hygiene avoids the appearance of caries being very important that oral care becomes a permanent habit for the child.

We should avoid as much as possible the intake of sugars in our daily diet, especially during the first years of life and to encourage a healthy diet based on fruit, vegetables, natural yogurt and nuts.

We must also point out that it may be necessary to avoid nocturnal feeding through the bottle or the maternal breast following the eruption of the first tooth or to keep an eye on the dental hygiene of the baby after feeding.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY FROM 0 TO 3 YEARS

When the first milk tooth erupts, it is advisable to make the first visit to the children’s dentist (pediatric dentistry). Thanks to this early visit, a preventive program can be established to control the appearance of caries during childhood. Other factors that are often taken into account in this phase are the reduction of breastfeeding after the eruption of the first tooth and the use of the pacifier and thumb sucking, known as non-nutritive sucking habits. Its prolongation can cause negative outcomes related to malocclusions such as cross bite or an open bite in grown adults.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY FROM 4 TO 12 YEARS OLD

Para controlar el riesgo individual de caries, es aconsejable realizar visitas periódicas al odontopediatra durante esta franja de edad. La higiene dental en casa tendrá que estar controlada por un adulto hasta que el niño tenga la suficiente edad motora para realizarlo solo. Habrá que limpiar los dientes 3 veces al día y empezar a utilizar el hilo dental si fuera necesario. Será de vital importancia mantener sana la dentición temporal hasta que se realice el recambio dentario de forma natural. La dentición temporal tiene funciones fundamentales como la masticatoria y el mantenimiento de espacio necesario para los dientes definitivos.

Frequently Asked Questions About
Dental Health for Children


Dental check-ups are very important during childhood. We do not have to wait for our son to have a dental problem to go to the dentist, because they run an unnecessary risk of getting cavities or diverse pathologies both dental and occlusion when the teeth do not fit in the proper manner. The objective of the reviews is prevention.

The caries, mainly between zero and three years are acute and evolve with extreme rapidity,  the revisions at this stage must be carried out every six months.

Between four and ten years, the frequency of the revisions depends mainly on diet, oral hygiene habits, along with previous caries or fillings. To sum up it is the clinical history of each individual patient and can vary between one and six months.

After ten years, the check up varies between a month and a year depending on the same factors as above.

The prevention against caries starts out with correct oral hygiene, this must not be underestimated.
It is also necessary to control the consumption of certain types of food and periodically visit the Pediatric Dentist.
Also, if the dentist sees fit, fluoride can be used.
To prevent tooth decay in permanent teeth we have the help of dental pits and fissures sealants, the sealants are similar to a nail varnish that very smoothly covers the fissures of the molars, preventing the remains of food or bacteria from penetrating through them.
With this technique we help to avoid caries lesions, it is usually done at six years old when the first definitive molars come out, if necessary it can be done on the other molars between the ages of thirteen and eighteen years.
If the professional is a trained specialist he or she will know how to make the visit as pleasant as possible. The pediatric dentist is used to dealing with child psychology at each stage of its development.
If the child has already attended the visit to the pediatric dentist since the appearance of his first teeth, he will have less chances of an unpleasant experience later on in life, that’s why going to the dentist preventively avoids problems and make visits more pleasant.
At the first sign of caries you have to visit the dentist, who will then proceed with its removal along with the restoration of the affected tooth.
DONT WAIT!!! Caries does not stop by itself, it will continue spreading and as it advances destroy and weaken the tooth. The longer you wait the more complicated the treatment will be and therefore the expense incurred. You also increase the chances of your child developing pain.
Wash the affected area with bottled water.
Try to check if there are any loose teeth in the affected area.
In case of total loss of a permanent tooth, look for it.
A permanent tooth can only be back in position, within a time window of thirty minutes once out of the mouth at the most.

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