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Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?


Many parents often wonder if they should look for a pediatric dentist instead of just taking their child to someone that practices general dentistry.  For those of you that are our regular patients, you already know the answer…it’s because you know how awesome our practice is!

But others may want to know what sets us apart?


First, most pediatric dentists chose pediatric dentistry because we have a special desire to help families and we enjoy working with children.  The pediatric dentist has an extra two to three years of specialized training after dental school, and is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years.

A completely different skill set is often needed to treat young patients.   The very young, pre-teens, and teenagers all need different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems. The pediatric dentist is best qualified to meet these needs.

We have designed our practice to be fun, nonthreatening and inviting.  Our goal is to make every child not simply comfortable when coming to an appointment, but to actually look forward to it.  We hope that you believe we accomplish that goal!

3 Responses to “Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?”

  1. Victoria Addington

    I had no idea that there is a set of skills that must be learned by a dentist when handling treatment for young patients. Since this will be my daughter’s first dental visit after her first tooth emerged, I thought about visiting a pediatric dentist for her check-up. Perhaps, I shall then find a clinic nearby that offers this kind of service.


  2. Harbor Smiles

    Thank you for this very informative blog post! Pediatric dentistry is the discipline of dentistry that focuses on children’s dental care, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. For many young kids, pediatric dentistry is often the only safe option. Children are frequently frightened to visit a typical dental clinic due to anxiety or dread.

    A pediatric dentist treats newborns, toddlers, and adolescents with dental issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, malocclusion (poor bites), and jaw anomalies. Pediatric dentists have an exceptional opportunity to deal with patients in ways that benefit people of all ages. Pediatric dentists are frequently the first dentists children visit, and they have the chance to teach very young children how to care for their teeth from the start.


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