Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist

It can get a little bit confusing to set up the first dental appointment for your child.

You might be torn between taking your child to a pediatric or general dentist. Pediatric dentists, unlike general dentists, have special training on infant and adolescent orthodontics. These professionals have undergone advanced residency training after graduating from dental school. Below we present you reasons why it is best to take your child to a pediatric dentist:


1. Child-Friendly Equipment

Pediatric dentists use small-sized equipment that has been specially designed for use by children.  Further, a pediatric dentist helps in the gradual orientation of your child into dental examinations by familiarizing them with one kind of equipment at a time. Gradual orientation into the clinical environment helps reduce fear in your child.


2. Specialists in Children’s Teeth

Pediatric dentists possess special skills on how to handle a child’s developing teeth. They are aware of the exceptional dental problems that confront children including gum and cavity diseases. Pediatric dentists also understand how to keep your child without getting frightened during a medical check.


3. Focus on Preventative Care

Pediatric dentists offer advice on how your child can avoid developing oral problems. Pediatric practitioners can advise you on how to develop healthy oral habits including flossing and brushing to help promote strong teeth. Pediatric dentists are also well-versed with current information on preventative measures that can be taken to avoid tooth decay.


4. Child-Friendly Environment

Pediatric dental clinics are child-friendly due to the use of décor in the waiting lounge that helps make your child feel at ease. The clinics also play children movies and cartoons to distract your child when the dentist is at work. Further, your child is issued with gifts after a consultation to encourage them for the next appointment.

Contact us to learn more about our child-friendly dental clinic.

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