When looking for the perfect dentist for your children, what do you look for? Experience, an advanced degree, maybe technology? How important is their primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care to you?
As a parent, you only want better than you had for your children, right? So why not invest in the very best available dental care? There is a massive difference between a general dentist and a pediatric dentist, and as a parent, you should have the proper information to be able to distinguish between the two.
There are a lot of general dentists that like to position themselves as pediatric specialists, but the facts don’t lie. Here are just a few of those to chew on.
Pediatric Dentistry: When Only The Best Will Do!
- A pediatric dentist receives additional formal training that a general dentist has not. On top of the required four years of dental school, a specialist (because that’s what we are, a specialist) has also completed an additional two years of residency training specializing in: infants, children, teens, and children with special needs.
- We only specialize in children. All day, every day! This simply means that we know exactly what makes a child comfortable and how to treat them effectively.
- Specialized treatment and care in not only your child’s teeth and gums, but their diet as well. We all know that diet is a huge part of oral health, so we strive to educate parents on the importance of proper diet.
- Pediatric dentists are specially trained to handle issues and problems particular to children, such as oral developmental difficulties.
- A pediatric dentist places great emphasis on prevention. Concentrating on a whole household approach to cavity prevention.
Don’t Be Deceived!
When you know better, you do better. Don’t assume your dentists is specialized in the proper care of your children. Looks can be deceiving, as well as, detrimental to a child’s long-term oral health.
Convenience should never outweigh knowledge and specialized training, so take time to research your child’s dental provider and ask what advance pediatric technology they offer.
Peace of mind comes when your child sees a pediatric dentist because they are receiving the very best in dental care.
~ Dr. Randy