Pediatric dentistry encompasses dental care for children from infancy through adolescence. Children require certain care as they grow into their teeth to better understand the importance of good oral hygiene.
Here are a few reasons to choose a pediatric dentist for your family:
- Specialized Training
After completing dental school, pediatric dentists attend 2-3 additional years of post-doctoral training to better understand and treat children’s dental and orthodontic problems. Children experience different dental problems than adults and pediatric dentists have a firm understanding of these nuances.
- Child Psychology
Children respond differently to dental treatment than adults. In order to create a positive dental environment, pediatric dentists utilize unique office designs and different communication styles to appeal to children. Pediatric dentists are specially trained to teach children to enjoy visits to the dentist. They also learn how to deal with the behavior of children.
- Dental Hygiene
Because children are still growing, they need to be guided toward proper dental hygiene. Pediatric dentists are qualified to teach children to maintain their oral hygiene and develop good hygienic habits early on. Children will properly learn how to take of their teeth on a day-to-day basis in order to stave off tooth decay.
- Growing Together
Pediatric dentists can handle children’s dental care from the moment their first baby tooth emerges from the gum line until they leave to go to college. They can monitor speech development as teeth grow in and dispense diet and oral hygiene advice as they as teeth fall out.
A pediatric dentist offers an environment created to devote special care and attention to children’s dental needs. At Best Kids Dentist, any child’s dental experience will be full of fun, excitement, and dental education. For a careful and gentle approach to children’s dentistry, contact us at (718) 491-5300.
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