The First Appointment
Cut on dental costs.
Reduced oral care costs over child’s lifetime.
Dentist is a child’s friend.
Your child will view the dentist’s office as a regular part of their life.
Stop the oral problems from their tracks.
Early detection of any developing dental problems.
Protect your pocket too.
Interventional treatment, it may be possible to reduce future orthodontic costs (braces).
Learn a daily dental routine.
Training on how to care for their teeth and gums at home.
Proper care for your tot.
Advice and techniques for dealing with common concerns, such as thumb sucking or other oral habits.
Communication. Although general dentists may have experience with small children pediatric dentists may be better suited to set the right environment during your child’s visits.
Treatment. General Dentists are not specifically trained in the different phases of a child’s development. Which could prevent proper treatment of the child’s changing gums and teeth.
Understands your child’s worldview. Pediatric dentist have an understanding the unique needs of a child.
Specialized treatment. With the help of additional training pediatric dentists are able to educate families and identify concerns that many general dentists may not recognize.
When should I start bringing my child to the dentist?
As soon as baby’s first tooth erupts, you can pay a visit to a pediatric dentist, they can give you sound advice on how to care for your baby’s gums this early.
How do I prepare my child for their first visit?
As long as you start them young and pay a regular visit their dentist this will help prevent any anxiety to visiting their dentist. Otherwise no matter what their age, a pediatric dentist will be prepared to make them comfortable for their first visit.
How often should I bring my child to the dentist?
Just like adults, a child must visit their dentist once every 6 months.
My kid doesn’t have any permanent teeth yet, do we need to visit the dentist?
Yes, although your child’s milk teeth will fall out, taking care of them prevents any future problems with their gums and will aid in the proper formation of their permanent teeth.
How will the dentist know if my child needs braces?
Pediatric dentist are actually trained in preventive measures for abnormalities in your child’s bite. But as early as 7 years old problems such as overbites, underbites can be observed and can help determine the need for braces.
Is there a big difference between general and pediatric dentists?
Mostly in specialization, pediatric dentists are trained to care for a child’s mouth, gums and teeth all through the different phases of childhood.