Pediatric Dentistry is a dental specialty that focuses on the unique oral health needs of infants, children and teenagers. Education for a pediatric dentist includes an additional two years of rigorous training after dental school. Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of the dental world.
Pediatric dentists treat children from infancy to 19 years of age. When the first tooth erupts, dental care should begin. Oral care in the beginning stages of development ensures that your child will have the best chances of keeping a bright, healthy smile into adulthood. It also lays the foundation for lifelong oral health. The techniques children learn in childhood to keep their mouth clean and healthy become second nature by the time they reach adulthood. Regular visits to the dentist are just a part of an annual routine.
Children sometimes present with specific oral health care problems, of which the pediatric dentist is well aware. For example, issues related to pacifier use, baby bottles or nursing are easily diagnosed and treated. We also coach parents on how to care for their child’s teeth from infancy on.
Our pediatric dentists have studied children’s dentition in depth. We know the problems that can arise with mixed dentition, such as spacing and the issues that can interfere with proper eruption of teeth. Identifying potential problems may lower the need for orthodontics in some instances.
Compassionate Dental Care for Kids
The Pediatric Dental Team has years of experience working with children and calming their anxiety about visiting the dentist. Kids can be shy, nervous or fearful in the dental chair. Pediatric dentists have training in this area to help calm kids and put them at ease.
Our dental team understands the behaviors kids may show when experiencing stress. Patience, compassion and redirection help to keep kids calm and settled while undergoing dental care. At The Pediatric Dental Team, we also provide care for children with special needs.
Your child’s oral health is our focus at The Pediatric Dental Team. From infancy up to adulthood, we meet all your child’s dental requirements. Contact us today for more information and to schedule an appointment.