Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?
March 2, 2020 at 3:00 PM
by Little Heroes Pediatric Dentistry

You may be thinking to yourself, why should I take my child to see a pediatric dentist? My general dentist see’s kids too, and it's easy to just take them with me when I go for my own appointments. Going to a pediatric dentist though, woud be much more beneficial for your child’s oral health in the long run.

Pediatric Dentists are specially trained and qualified to fulfill the dental needs of children of all ages, from infants to adolescents. Unlike general dentists, pediatric dentists are required to recieve an additional two or three years of child-specific training after completing their dental school requirements.

Aside from undertaking additional training, pediatric dentists also study child psychology, which enables them to communicate with your child in a gentle, comforting manner that reduces the chance of them having the all too common fear of going to the dentist which can affect them into adulthood as well.

Here are some more reasons why you should choose a pediatric dentist for your child’s oral health needs:

  • We are also trained to work with people with special needs. Special needs patients of all ages are welcome in our office!
  • The offices are especially designed to make the experience as fun and comforting for the children as much as possible. Thats why we have toys and movies in the waiting area, colorful themes for all the rooms, and TVs on the ceiling in every room with your child’s favorite movies playing on them.
  • Whether your child is extremely nervous and shy or super active and chatty, we know how to tailor your visit to fit the needs of every child that walks through our door.
  • Have questions or concerns about any oral health topic, like pacifiers and thumb sucking? We’ve got your back! Our staff will discuss and advise you on how to kick bad dental habits and maintain good ones.
  • Baby teeth are prone to cavities, which can lead to toothaches. We specialize in working with tiny teeth!
  • The dentists arent the oly ones trained specially to work with kids. Our assistants are too! They know how to use smaller tools to fit your childs mouth, and how to make them comfortable and ready for the dentist.
  • We will show the kids the tools we use to clean their teeth and what they do. This reduces their fear of them and helps make their experience educational.
  • We give the kids a fun toothbrush to take home at each visit! They also get super hero masks of their choice!
  • We make your child’s visit fun, and patients can't wait to come back! A child who actually wants to go to the dentist, now that's something to smile about.