Pediatric Dentistry FAQs

Pediatric Dentistry FAQsWhen should I schedule my child's first visit to the dentist?

According to the guidelines set by The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child should receive a dental exam during the first 6 months after the eruption of the first tooth, or no later than age one.

How is a pediatric dentist different from other dentists?

A pediatric dentist has completed dental school, but has continued that education by several years to include additional specialized training. This extensive training is specifically focused on providing dental care for infants, children and adolescent patients. A pediatric dentist enjoys working with children, with particular expertise regarding childhood development and pediatric behavior. The pediatric dental office is designed with young patients in mind, from the staff to the overall office design. A pediatric dentist is committed to providing high-level dental care in an environment that is specifically friendly and comfortable for children.

If baby teeth are going to fall out, why do they need special care?

Baby teeth play an important role in a child’s development, even if they won’t be around forever. For the first 11-13 years of life, primary teeth enable children to chew, speak, and smile properly. These little teeth must also keep the space reserved for the future permanent teeth. Losing (or pulling) the baby teeth too early could allow the neighboring teeth to crowd into that space and increase the likelihood of crooked or impacted permanent teeth.

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