Why should I see a pediatric dentist?
A pediatric dentist receives at least two to three additional years of specialty training beyond dental school. Pediatric dentists are the “pediatricians of dentistry” and focus on meeting the behavioral and developmental needs of infants, children and adolescents, including those with special healthcare needs. Our pediatric dentists are committed to helping our young patients create a lifetime of good oral health by providing a positive experience along with the most thorough and effective treatments available.
When to see a pediatric dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academy of General Dentistry recommend an age of approximately 1 year. This allows our pediatric dental team to carefully evaluate the development of the child’s mouth, introduce parents to proper oral hygiene for child’s teeth and gums and provide or recommend special preventative care for the child.
- Dental care for infants, children and adolescents
- Preventive dentistry such as fluoride treatments and sealants
- Emergency care
- Anesthesia, sedation and nitrous oxide
- Oral health education
- Hospital care and consultation
- Oral/dental growth and development