Should I take my child to a pediatric dentist?

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Good oral hygiene habits are critical to our health and well-being at all ages. From maintaining our smile to retaining the ability to eat and speak without difficulty, healthy teeth are an important component of a high quality of life. At Crossroads Family Dentistry, we want our patients to have the best chance of building healthy oral habits possible. That’s why we think you should know a few things about pediatric dentistry.

Should I take my child to a pediatric dentist?

If you are wondering if you should take your child to a dentist trained explicitly for their age group, you are not alone. Many of our patients have the same question. The answer depends upon your needs as well as the needs of your child.

While most issues can be handled just as well by general dentists, serious dental issues might be best handled by pediatric dentists. These professionals have dedicated their careers to understanding the intricacies of children’s oral anatomy and might have the upper hand with particularly complex dental problems. 

Behavior modification is the more common reason to select a pediatric dentist rather than your family dentist. Dentists who build their practices around children understand the unique oral health needs and challenges the age group presents. This is especially true when it comes to children with dental anxiety. A pediatric dentist might be better equipped to help your child overcome their fears before they become ingrained and cause life-long struggles.

Would you like to learn more about how we handle dental anxiety and what we can do to put your child at ease? Reach out to our supportive team members today for additional information!