If you have children, you most likely are aware of the importance of early detection and treatment of any type of dental condition. In fact, the earlier that we begin to see your child, the more comfortable he or she will feel when they visit our office.
The Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends the first dental appointment should take place right around your child’s first birthday so that he or she becomes familiar with routine dental care as early as possible.
The Importance Of A Pediatric Dentist For Your Child
Much like a pediatrician specializes in children’s overall health, a pediatric dentist also specializes in the oral health of children and teenagers. A pediatric dentist receives two to three years of additional training than a general dentist.
This training specializes in the unique needs in caring for a child such as the treatment of developing teeth, child behavior, psychology, and also treating children with special needs.
Some benefits include:
- Pediatric dentists have more experience with children
- They provide a child-centric environment, making the child feel comfortable and safe as they start dental treatment
- Focus on preventative treatments with a better understanding of a child’s physical growth
- Ability to help your child learn healthy oral habits
Orthopedics is a specialized area of dentistry that deals with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth and/or bite alignment. The goal of this treatment is to guide facial development and growth, typically in the jaw bones so that the teeth line up normally.
Early treatment allows preventing the problems from either developing or worsening. Early treatment is based on arriving at the cause of the problem and addressing the issue rather than simply treating the problem after it has developed. Orthopedic treatment has become one of the best preventative treatment modalities for children.
We will provide a pain free, no stress dental experience that will keep your child comfortable and relaxed.