Children have special dental needs that differ from adults. Furthermore, throughout their development, children have different dental needs as infants, toddlers, elementary and high-school aged children.Most children see a general dentist; however, some children see specialist called paedodontists (or pedodontists), who are specially trained only to work with children.
The Canadian Dental Association recommends bringing your baby to see the dentist for the first time within six months of the first tooth erupting or by one year of age, whichever is sooner.
Dentistry is a wonderful and evolving field of work. All within one career, it allows a person to be an investigator, diagnostician, architect, engineer, craftsman, manager, business person, teacher and student. As a dentist, one may choose to be a general dentist, practicing all areas of dentistry, or a specialist in the fields of periodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics, or pediatric dentistry, among others. The field is constantly growing and there will always be people who need maintenance to their teeth, so dentistry is a field with a relatively high level of job security. Being able to meet new people every day and provide dental treatment that reduces pain, maintains the integrity of a patient's teeth or provides the patient with an aesthetic result can feel highly rewarding and provide job satisfaction.
Finding the best dentist is quite an individual process. The "best" dentist for one patient may not necessarily be the best dentist for another patient. Rest assured that here in Canada we have one of the best dental care systems in the world. Hopefully this article can shed some light on finding that great dentist here in Victoria that just right for you.
The maintenance of your teeth is of utmost importance to your general health. Many medical conditions are worsened in patients that also have poor dental hygiene. Although dentistry can be expensive, keeping up good oral hygiene and doing preventative treatments and maintenance is less expensive than emergency dental treatment that usually results poorer outcomes and worse tooth health overall.