Pediatric dentistry is a dental specialty focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral health problems in children. Dentists provide comprehensive care, from preventative treatment like cleanings and sealants to treatment for oral disease and injuries. A dentist will also counsel parents about a child’s nutritional and hygienic habits.
Did you know…
that early childhood caries is the most common chronic disease in American children? It is far more prevalent than other common childhood illnesses, such as asthma. Furthermore, tooth decay and gum disease that begins early in life are likely to progress over time, potentially leading to a lifetime of oral complications.
Frequently Asked Questions
What ages of children do pediatric dentists treat?
A dentist will treat patients from birth through adolescence. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that young patients begin visiting a dentist no later than the first birthday when most children already have a first tooth. Children will continue to visit the dentist periodically throughout childhood to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
How can I make a dental appointment?
Our staff is happy to assist you through the process of making the first appointment for your child. Simply call our office to speak with one of our helpful staff members and schedule your child’s visit. We aim to make your child’s experience as comfortable as possible.