It’s time for your baby’s first dental visit now that he or she is a year old!
The American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics both recommend that your child see a dentist for the first time at this age.
While your family dentist may undoubtedly provide excellent care for your child, there are equally compelling reasons to see a pediatric or adolescent dentist.
Pediatric dentists, on the other hand, are highly trained and experienced in one-on-one interactions with children as well as clinical procedures that minimize anxiety.
The so-called “fear factor.” Dental visits are more likely to cause anxiety in children than in adults.
Their workplaces are likewise “kid-friendly,” with bright colors and motifs that appeal to kids.
Children may find this environment more appealing than the more adult environment of a typical dentist’s practice.
The “element of development.” Adolescence and childhood are periods of significant physical growth and development, particularly for the teeth, gums, and jaw structure.
A pediatric dentist has a lot of experience with this stage of growth. They’re especially good at detecting minor deviations from normal development, such as the onset of a bad bite.
Emerging biting problems and other concerns that are discovered early may have a lower impact and treatment expense in the future.
Special Needs. If your child has unique needs such as autism or ADHD, the same relaxing office setting that appeals to youngsters in general could be extremely beneficial.
Early childhood caries is an aggressive and devastating kind of tooth decay that affects some youngsters (ECC).
Pediatric dentists see this type of tooth decay more frequently than ordinary dentists, and they are well-trained to prevent and treat it.
Seeing a pediatric dentist isn’t a “lifetime” commitment: Your child’s dental treatment will continue with a general dentist after they reach early adulthood.
A pediatric dentist, on the other hand, could provide your child with the in-depth treatment they require during those early years of rapid development so that they can enjoy optimum dental health for the rest of their life.
Please call us or make an appointment for a consultation if you have any questions about children’s dental care.