Pediatric Dentistry is a comprehensive specialty, transversal to all Dental Medicine fields; it monitors patients from infancy to early adolescence.
At Clínica Pinheiro Torres we invest in prevention – supported by close monitoring -, motivating the children to keep good oral hygiene habits, thus lowering the risk for cavities. Fissure sealants in the first definitive molars, fluoride varnish in areas at risk for cavities, topical application of fluoride or of plaque revealer are some of the initial practices which should be adopted.
We recommend that the first appointment takes place at the age of 4, when children have already acquired appropriate levels of autonomy for an appointment of this nature. Our ultimate goal is that, from an early age, patients are comfortable with their dental appointments.