It is the specialty that aims to diagnose, prevent and provide treatment.
It takes care of oral health through frequent monitoring and motivation for mouth care. It acts in the prevention and treatment of dental caries, periodontal diseases, occlusal changes, diet and oral hygiene of the patient and oral habits (prolonged use of a bottle, pacifier, finger sucking and mouth breathing).
Today we know that the fear that some adults have of facing the dentist's chair is due to negative experiences they had in childhood. Pediatric dentistry aims to prevent this type of phobia.