Why Choose A Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry.  They are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.  A pediatric dentist has at least two years of specialty training following dental school and limits her practice to treating children only.

Oral health is essential to overall health and quality of life, and good habits need to be established early. According to the U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, the most common childhood illness is tooth decay, six times more common than asthma. Poor oral health has been linked to chronic illnesses such as diabetes and cardiovascular problems.

Your child should see a pediatric dentist by 1 year of age. Why so early? The most important reason is to begin a thorough prevention program. Early examination and preventative care will protect your child’s smile now and in the future. By establishing good dental habits from the beginning, your child can achieve a lifetime of healthy teeth and beautiful smiles.