What is pediatric dentistry?
Pediatric patients are children with primary teeth (deciduous or baby teeth). It is normal for these teeth to be lost and replaced with permanent (adult) teeth. The care of these teeth through these ages is critical for the health of the child and the guidance of eruption of the adult teeth.
Why do kids need to see the dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a first visit at age 1. At this visit, information can be given to parents about dental care for their child. Parents are an integral part of dental care for children. Brushing should begin when the first tooth is erupting at about 6 months. Regular dental visits along with brushing and flossing will help ensure these teeth stay healthy.
What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a general dentist who works with children?
Many parents think their child needs a pediatric dentist to take care of their dental needs. A pediatric dentist has specialized training for advanced needs and/or behavioral concerns. Many children do not need advanced care and do well in a family practice setting. We want kids to have a great dental experience early in life. Finding the right fit for the child is very important.
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We are especially proud of the fact that our patients often tell us how comfortable they feel when they visit our office. Whatever your dental needs, we look forward to showing you the difference that considerate care and attention to detail can make. Please contact our office for more information or to schedule a consultation.