Paediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry dealing with children till adolescence. This branch of science is formerly known as pedodontics. The speciality of paediatric dentistry is recognised by few colleges such as American Dental Association, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and Royal College of Dentists of Canada. These dentists promote the kids dental care and also serve educational resources for parents. As per American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the first dental visit should occur within six months from the first tooth appearance. The kids' dentists and patient relationship should be accessible and ongoing. A regular visit to paediatric dental clinic helps to maintain healthy and strong milk teeth in children. It also helps in early diagnose of tooth decay. Long-term relation between kids and paediatric orthodontist suggest a proper paediatric dentistry treatment for the children during decay. Early diagnose is important to maintain oral health, modify unusual habits, and treat as needed and as simply as possible. Additionally, parents are suggested to give preventative home care such as brushing, flossing, and fluorides. It carries risk assessment, and advice to prevent injuries to the mouth and teeth of children, diet counselling, and information on growth and development. The pedodontics (children dentistry) treatment focuses on a wide spectrum of conditions affecting dental development in children. Most often paediatric dentistry services include fillings, extractions, and preventative treatments.
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