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Why a Pediatric Dentist?

Why a Pediatric Dentistry?

Early dental visits with a Pediatric Dental Specialist are important to your child’s oral health. The sooner children begin getting regular dental checkups, the healthier their mouths will stay throughout their lives. Early checkups help prevent cavities and tooth decay, which can lead to pain, trouble concentrating and other medical issues. Youngsters with healthy teeth chew food easily, learn to speak clearly and smile with confidence.

What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?

Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three years specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs. 

When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?

In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday.


Pediatric Dentists are are different.

In the same way that pediatricians are trained to meet a child's medical needs, our pediatric dental specialists are uniquely qualified to protect your child's oral health, using the most advanced techniques...and all in our delightfully friendly open treatment area.

Pediatric dentists have an additional two to three years of training at university pediatric facilities in addition to four year of dental school and four years of college study.  Some pediatric dentists practice general dentistry before specializing, giving them a unique perspective. They learn how to deal with the behavioral aspects of children, how to make them feel comfortable, and to make the experience pleasant. Also, they are trained and qualified to treat special needs patients.

Pediatric dentists want to see and examine your child at age one year old so that we can help and educate parents in proper preventive dental habits to reduce your child's tooth decay rate by up to 50%. Unfortunately, the majority of general dentists do not want to examine your child until they are at least 3 years old and often times already have tooth decay.

 

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