Pediatric dentists specialize in safeguarding children's oral health from infancy to adolescence. Baby teeth form within the initial six months of life, followed by their replacement with permanent teeth starting around age 6 or 7. Neglected dental care in childhood can lead to lifelong oral decay and ailments.
Geriatric dentistry, or gerodontics, addresses age-related concerns within an interdisciplinary healthcare team. It encompasses diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of issues tied to natural aging and age-related disorders. Despite its importance, geriatric health remains under-researched globally. Oral health mirrors overall well-being in the elderly, who face heightened oral vulnerabilities due to age-related changes and systemic conditions.