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Establishing healthy dental habits during childhood sets the foundation for a lifetime of great oral health. Our children’s dentists strive to create a welcoming, friendly atmosphere where your child will feel relaxed and confident while receiving dental treatment.
What is Children’s Pediatric Dentistry?
Most families with young children and adolescents visit a pediatrician for medical needs, and oral health is no different. Pediatric dental specialists focus on the unique needs of children from birth through adolescence. Dentists who practice pediatric dentistry must undergo an additional 2-3 years of study after finishing dental school. Kid’s dentists receive hospital training, which allows them to work with children with severe dental health issues or symptoms that must be treated by a pediatric oral surgeon. Our compassionate pediatric dental specialists work closely with a general dentist and pediatrician to create personalized care plans for children.
Why Should My Child Visit a Pediatric Dentist?
Beginning an oral care regimen early in life is the best way to ensure healthy dental habits through adulthood. When you visit a toddler dentist, he or she will thoroughly clean and examine your child’s teeth, which protects the baby teeth from decay and disease. Pediatric dentists can also provide guidance on how to properly care for your child’s teeth.
When Should Children Start Seeing the Dentist?
Children’s pediatric dentistry specialists recommend that children visit the dentist by age one or two. During your visit, your pediatric dentist will inspect your child’s teeth for indicators of disease or decay. We also specialize in pediatric periodontics, which focuses on the health of your child’s gums. The dentist will also provide a dental cleaning for kids, which gently removes plaque and bacteria from your child’s gum line.
What to Expect During Your Child’s First Dentist Visit
At your appointment, one of our skilled pediatric specialists will conduct a thorough examination and create a care plan that addresses your child’s unique needs. The dentist may administer routine X-rays, a pediatric periodontal assessment, and a dental cleaning. Our dentists and team members are always available to answer your questions during and after your appointment.
Where Can I Find a Dentist for My Special Needs Child?
Many children become frightened when visiting the dentist, but those with special needs may find the experience especially unpleasant. Our dentists specialize in working with children with special needs, employing behavior management strategies that can help your child feel more relaxed. If you’re searching for an experienced dentist for children with special needs, please call us to learn more about the personalized treatment options available for your child.
Our pediatric specialists have completed the necessary training to treat children of all ages. We focus on treating the variety of dental health problems that can arise during childhood, including cavities and periodontal disease. We also provide compassionate care to children with special needs, helping both the child and the parents feel comfortable throughout the treatment process. Our dentists utilize a team approach, working alongside the child’s parents, pediatrician, and general dentist to create a fully customized care plan.
Children’s Dental Services
Regular visits to a pediatric dentist is an essential part of your child’s overall health. At our practice, we offer comprehensive children’s dentistry services that address your child’s oral health needs from birth through the teenage years.
New Patient Information
Whether you’re searching for a new pediatric dentist or wish to schedule an appointment, please give our office a call or make an appointment request online. One of our staff members will contact you to discuss your child’s dental health needs and provide details about the cost of pediatric dental visit. We accept multiple forms of insurance, so please have your provider’s information ready when calling.