Like a pediatrician is your child’s primary medical provider, a pediatric dentist is the primary (and specialty) oral care provider for your infant, child and teen. A pediatric dentist must complete an advanced post-doctoral course, accredited by the American Dental Association, of at least two academic years in the specialty of pediatric dentistry to be considered a specialist in the field. This extensive training provides pediatric dentists the knowledge to treat children’s teeth, provide a positive dental experience and to educate children on the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene.
Pediatric dentists provide comprehensive oral health care that includes the following:
- Oral health exams for Infants, which include risk assessment for disease caries in mother and child
- Preventive dental care including cleaning and fluoride treatments
- Nutrition and diet recommendations for optimal oral health
- Early assessment for straightening teeth and correcting an improper bite (orthodontics)
- Fixing cavities and tooth defects
- Diagnosis of oral conditions associated with various diseases
- Management of gum diseases and conditions
- Care for dental injuries such as fractured, displaced, or knocked-out teeth
- Early Childhood Caries
- The Importance of Baby Teeth
Our dentists are passionate about working with children and promoting lifelong oral health. We love watching our patients grow up and we work hard to build a trusting relationship with them. We believe that when our patients trust us, they are less anxious and fearful of dental treatment and more likely to practice good oral health.