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Why choose a pediatric dentist?

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

 

Pediatric Dentistry is the dental specialty recognized by the American Dental Association which encompasses comprehensive dental care for all children, from infancy through adolescence.

 

A children’s dental specialist is a practitioner who, after becoming a general dentist (often called a family dentist), has completed an additional two years of post-doctoral training in the recognition and treatment of children’s dental and orthodontic problems.

 

Specialty education includes child psychology, behavior guidance, preventive techniques, restorative dentistry, interceptive and comprehensive orthodontic care (braces), and the treatment of children with special needs.

 

A thorough exam will be done to evaluate the health of your child's teeth, gums and mouth.  We will evaluate your child's growth and development and check to make sure your child's oral development is on track.  Our office will make child specific recommendations for the need of sealants, fluoride and other services based on your child's individual needs and habits.

 

Drs. Simmons, Young and Milling are trained to evaluate proper positioning of teeth and jaw structures, checking for the influence of any habits your child may have.

 

We strive to make each visit fun,educational and memorable.

 

Establishing Your Child’s Dental Home

 

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry encourages parents and other care providers to help every child establish a dental home by 12 months of age. Establishing a dental home provides some key components to dental care for your child including...

 

Comprehensive oral health care including acute care and preventive services.

 

Individualized preventive dental health program based upon a caries-risk assessment.

 

Anticipatory guidance regarding growth and development.

 

Plan for acute dental trauma (emergencies).

 

Dietary counseling.