Why Choose A Pediatric Dentist?- It’s An Important Decision

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Why Choose A Pediatric Dentist?- It’s An Important Decision

Get your child familiar with their dentist to set them up with a future of good oral health.

Pediatric Dentistry has come a long way since it was first developed as a branch of general dentistry specific for adolescents. You may be asking yourself, “I love my general dentist, so why choose a pediatric dentist for my child?

Let us tell you.

Why Choose A Pediatric Dentist? Specialty Care.

That’s right! Who would have thought that treating children in dentistry was a specialty? Okay, maybe we all already know it does take someone special to take care of our little ones, period.

Let’s emphasize.

Pediatric dentistry is a branch of dentistry that specializes from birth through adolescence, and also serves those with special needs, of all ages. Those who choose the pediatric path in their education will go to 4 years of dental school and 2-3 additional years of residency training with infants, children, teens and special needs. You can learn even more by reading through our Fact Sheet here.

What Does A Pediatric Dentist Do?
  • Provide habit counseling for those who use pacifiers, suck their thumbs and fingers, etc.
  • Repair areas of tooth decay.
  • Diagnose oral conditions and diseases both oral and systemic that may be related such as heart disease, diabetes, and others.
  • Provide management of gum disease by performing regular check ups and cleanings.
  • Care for dental injuries, especially when it comes to sports and “horse-play”.
What Sets A Pediatric Dentist Apart?

The biggest rave that most parents have about their pediatric dentist is that these dentists are taught to be patient. Just when our little ones may not have self-control, our pediatric dentists make up for that because they have the ability to help children with comfort, patience and the ability to understand the importance of good oral health.

The best part about a pediatric dentist is that they have special instruments that they use exclusively for children, and an office environment that is attractive to kids to make them feel more comfortable, allowing kids to sometimes have fun! Who thought a dentist office could be fun?

What Penn Dental Family Practice Can Do For You and Your Child

When it comes to your child, we at Penn Dental Family Practice only want what is best. We strive to provide for you the latest in technology and gentle care. Many of our dentists here are professors at the University of Pennsylvania, so you can be confident that you and your child are receiving care by a knowledgeable, experienced innovator in dental technique and child psychology!

So when asking “why choose a pediatric dentist?”, we hope that your question has been answered.

If you would like more information, please give us a call or request an appointment at one of our two convenient locations, today!