Why Should My Child Have A Pediatric Dentist?
When you take your child to the doctor, you most likely take them to a pediatrician. After all, a pediatrician specializes in children’s health care. This same logic is no different when it comes to the dentist. Your child’s dental needs are different from your own. To provide them with the special care that they need, your child needs a dentist who specializes in children’s dental care. This is where we come in. At Starlight Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we specialize in pediatric dentistry and can help to ensure that your child’s mouth remains happy and healthy as it grows and develops.
What a Pediatric Dentist Is
A pediatric dentist is one who specializes in dental care for children from infancy through adolescence. We are also equipped to provide dental care for children and adults with special needs. We are highly experienced in providing care for all different children and have a wide range of approaches so that we can provide your child with the unique care that they require to keep their mouth healthy.
What a Pediatric Dentist Does
We are here to help ensure that your child’s mouth is healthy and that it develops properly. As pediatric dentists, we provide your child with routine cleanings and exams. We can help you, and your child, to develop proper brushing and flossing habits. We can help you to break your child of habits such as thumb sucking and pacifiers, and provide you with information on how to prevent the development of cavities. Dental sealants are a quick and simple treatment in preventing cavities. Regular fluoride treatment is also effective in preventing cavities.
In addition to preventative care, we are also able to treat a broad range of oral health issues. We can fill cavities and treat damaged teeth. If your child has lost a baby tooth too early, we can provide the necessary treatment to preserve the space for the adult tooth. We can provide orthodontic treatment to ensure proper oral development. We can also help to spot warning signs of different medical issues, such as diabetes, asthma, and more.
Reasons for Choosing a Pediatric Dentist
One of the biggest reasons for choosing a pediatric dentist is because we specialize in oral care for children. We understand how teeth grow and develop, which enables us to spot potential problems as your child gets older.
Children have small mouths. For this reason, we use smaller tools specifically designed for children. Smaller tools make dental care more comfortable for children, minimizing any discomfort your child might experience. With minimal discomfort, we can help to ease any anxieties your child might be feeling.
The environment we create in our office is done so with children in mind. When your child comes into the waiting area, they are greeted with books and toys. This can help to make your child feel much more at ease. During your child’s exam, we take care to speak to them in a calm, comforting tone. We show them our tools before we use them. After the exam is over, your child will be able to choose a toy to take home. Our goal is to make your child feel as comfortable as possible while they are in our care.
For more information about pediatric dentistry, and to schedule an appointment for your child, contact Starlight Smiles Pediatric Dentistry at 571-833-0344 today.