3 Reasons You Should Take Your Child to a Pediatric Dentist
It may seem more convenient just to bring your child to the same dentist you go to, especially if the practice is advertised as being a family dentist. However, there are some significant advantages to bringing your child to a pediatric dentist who specializes in treating children. Here are 3 reasons to do so:
#1: A Pediatric Dentist’s Office Is Designed for Kids
A child who is bored is more likely to fuss or get into trouble. The average dental waiting room isn’t equipped to keep kids busy for very long. A pediatric dentist is focused on children, so the waiting room is designed to keep many children busy. The staff will also be kid-centric and put children at ease.
#2: Pediatric Dentists Are Trained for Each Stage of Dental Development
As children grow up, their dental needs change rapidly. Pediatric dentists are familiar with the stages of dental development in children and how best to handle specific circumstances that arise at particular ages. Board-certified pediatric dentists stay at the top of their game, so you can be sure your child’s teeth are receiving the best care.
#3: A Pediatric Dentist Can Provide Suggestions for Home Dental Care
Healthy teeth start at home. A pediatric dentist can train you as a parent to help your child maintain good oral health. At the same time, pediatric dentists are in a good position to teach children about proper oral care and provide positive motivation to brush and floss at home.
Preventative Dental Care, Tailored to Your Child’s Needs
At BRSH+FLSS Pediatric Dentistry, our board-certified pediatric dentists focus on prevention even though they are also skilled at restorative dentistry. Our philosophy of prevention-first reduces lifetime dental expenses and helps your child to enjoy positive experiences at the dentist’s office. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call 619-741-1500. We look forward to seeing you.