Paediatric dentistry & dentists for kids

It is very important for children to have healthy teeth. This also helps prevent dental problems when they are adults. Paediatric dentists have an important role to play in children's dental health.

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Child at the paediatric dentist

What kind of dentist does my child need?

Children have particular dental needs and should be cared for by specialised dental professionals. Determining the right dentist for a specific child is not a one-size-fits-all scenario, as it depends on your child's situation and the desired results.

Paediatric dentists are not only specialised in general dentistry – they are also trained in orthodontics and the early detection of malocclusions. Good dental health in childhood lays a foundation for healthy teeth in adulthood, which is why early treatment and prevention is so important.

Paediatric dentists

For preventative check-ups, treatment of baby teeth cavities or advice about braces, a paediatric dentist is the right point of contact. Regular visits to a children’s dentist is the cornerstone of lifelong dental health and ensures that your child can grow up with a radiant smile.

How can I choose the right dentist for my child?

It can be difficult to choose the right paediatric dentist. A good paediatric dentist will have a child-friendly environment where your child can feel safe and comfortable. Trust between the dentist and your child also plays an important role in calming any fears.

Why visit a paediatric dentist?

  • Having healthy teeth is important – also to prevent malocclusions such as tooth gaps or crowding from occurring as your child gets older.
  • Dentists for kids can detect malocclusions early on and recommend the right treatment methods.
  • If your child has an accident, a paediatric dentist carries out the necessary emergency treatment and provides them with the best possible care. H3 Common bad habits

Common bad habits

Children often have bad habits that negatively impact their dental health and may lead to long-term problems. These habits include:

  • Thumb sucking
  • Excessive use of pacifiers and similar devices
  • Consumption of sugary foods
  • Poor dental care and hygiene

Paediatric dentists can help recognise these habits and offer appropriate solutions.

Treating baby teeth

Even baby teeth should receive treatment, even though they fall out at some point. Baby teeth with cavities can have a negative effect on the remaining teeth, infecting them and leading to further issues. Baby teeth also serve as a placeholder for the adult teeth that grow in later.

What happens during a visit to a children's dentist?

Dental check-ups for kids focus on preventing oral diseases and bad habits. The dentist should suggest a good oral hygiene routine, explain the right way to brush one's teeth and create a positive attitude towards visiting the dentist.

At what age should a child start visiting the dentist?

Children should have their first dental check-up between the ages of two and three, once their baby teeth start coming in. After that it’s important to have regular check-ups to maintain proper dental health.

At what age should a child start visiting an orthodontist?

If you have any concerns about your child’s bite, we advise seeking out an orthodontist or pedodontist early on. When it comes to malocclusions, modern solutions such as the bestsmile Teens Aligner offer a potentially helpful alternative to conventional braces.

Child with clear aligners

At bestsmile, our expert orthodontists will be happy to advise you. Book a free appointment for your consultation.

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The role of the school dentist

School dentists have an important role to play when it comes to children’s dental health. They promote good dental hygiene, conduct check-ups and raise awareness about oral hygiene. They work closely with parents to help them keep their children's teeth healthy.

How does supplementary dental insurance work for children?

Supplementary dental insurance for children in Switzerland is an add-on to basic health insurance and covers additional costs related to dental health. This includes:

You should carefully compare the offers from different insurers to see what is covered. Taking out an insurance policy early on provides protection and financial support for any treatments that may be required.

Can my child be treated at bestsmile?

bestsmile is the right address for anyone who wants to correct their children’s teeth. We offer innovative and convenient solutions for kids aged 11 and up using transparent Aligners. The bestsmile Teens Aligner is a modern alternative to conventional metal braces and offers a variety of benefits:

  • Aesthetics: Aligners are nearly invisible, discreet and allow the wearer to have a beautiful, metal-free smile during their treatment.
  • Removable: Unlike traditional braces, the Teens Aligner can be easily removed, making eating and oral hygiene much easier.
  • Custom treatment: Each bestsmile Aligner is individually manufactured for the patient using a precise 3D scan of their teeth. This individual treatment guarantees an optimal result.

And the best part is that the bestsmile Teens Aligner treatment can be paid in convenient monthly instalments starting at CHF 130. This helps parents remain flexible during their child’s treatment.

Paediatric dentists and orthodontists

Will health insurance cover the costs of Aligner treatment for children and adolescents?

You should contact your health insurer directly in order to find out whether any costs for the bestsmile Teens Aligner would be covered. If the costs are indeed covered, you can request a detailed invoice from us, which you can then forward to the insurer.

Schedule your appointment with bestsmile today and get advice from our expert team.

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Last update: 03.11.2023


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