Choosing a Pediatric Dentist

 In Children, Family Dentist, Pediatrics

Good dental hygiene begins early! Many of the problems that adults suffer from can be avoided if solid dental hygiene practices are established at a young age.

Why is it important to see a dentist?

Our first teeth usually grow in sometime during our first year of life. Starting around the age of six, those baby teeth begin falling out and are replaced by our permanent teeth. Many parents make the mistake of waiting until the first loose tooth before bringing their child to a dentist, but that first visit should happen when baby teeth first appear. Seeing a dentist early in life helps ensure that a child learns proper dental hygiene and becomes comfortable with it. Cavities are the biggest dental issue in children, and treating them sooner prevents other oral health issues from becoming bigger problems in adulthood.

The value of a pediatric dentist

Children can visit a regular family dentist, but a pediatric dentist knows firsthand how difficult it is for kids to sit still, and is more practiced in handling the challenges that young patients present. They go through an additional two to three years of specialty training in pediatric dentistry to learn how to treat a variety of situations with children.

pediatric dentistBecause they specialize in kids, a pediatric dentist will advise children on proper dental education, including how to brush and floss properly. Kids are notorious for being picky eaters, and many parents don’t realize that the juice and kid foods their children consume cause cavities. A children’s dentist can help educate parents about good diet choices, as well as how to encourage their children to maintain excellent oral health.

Children’s dentistry isn’t just limited to little kids either; many of them see their patients into their teens and their early adult years! To find a great pediatric dentist, you can start by visiting the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s website. It’s also a great idea to look at dental reviews of several dentists to see what other patients’ experiences were like. Talk to other parents for their recommendations as well!

Why Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental?

We are your partners in dental hygiene and can advise on the best way to care for your teeth to prevent cavities and tooth decay. And when cavities do happen, we can restore your teeth to their best smile. Using the latest technology in our state of the art facility coupled with the ultimate in comfort care, we’ll get you back on track in no time. With over 60 years of dental experience, we can handle all of your child’s dental needs. Just see what some of our patients are saying in these dental reviews!

As specialists in children’s dentistry, Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental is here for you from your first toothbrush and will grow with you through adulthood to make sure your smile shines brightly. Contact our friendly, knowledgeable staff to schedule an appointment for your child today.

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