Choosing the Right Pediatric Dentist
When it comes to choosing a pediatric dentist for your children, you have plenty of options. In fact, many dentists just call their practice a “family practice” and provide dental care for parents and kids alike. While that may sound convenient, here are a few things to look for when selecting a dentist for your child.
Pediatric Dentistry Requires Additional Training
Did you know that pediatric dentists train for an extra two years? During this time period, various topics are considered. First of all, training is received for providing dental care specifically to infants, children, and adolescents. Also, the behavior of children is addressed so that pediatric dentists are in a better position to have a good bedside manner with younger patients and to be able to encourage them to have a good oral care routine at home. Finally, sedation techniques that are specific to children are learned, so that even emergency dental care doesn’t have to lead to a scary experience that makes a child afraid of the dentist for life.
A Focus on Preventative Care
Even practices that have the proper training to care for kids often fail to focus on prevention. After all, restorative dental care brings a lot more cash into a practice in the short-term. However, you want to look for a practice that focuses on prevention and helping your child to build a good dental care routine. The focus should be on having happy clients with healthy mouths.
BRSH+FLSS – The Right Choice for Your Child’s Pediatric Dentist
At BRSH+FLSS, our focus in on prevention and on teaching kids to care for their teeth at home. Our two pediatric dentists have not only received specific training to care for children but they also both go the extra mile annually to update a non-mandatory board-certification. Our state-of-the-art facility is designed to make going to the dentist’s office an enjoyable experience your kids will want to repeat. Just call 619-741-1500 to schedule your child’s first appoint with us.