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Why You Choose A Pediatric Dentist Over a General Dentist

Posted on 11/7/2022 by Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry
Why You Choose A Pediatric Dentist Over a General DentistWhen choosing a pediatric dentist is the same as choosing a pediatrician and not a family doctor. General dentists are meant for an adult and, thus, not suitable for kids. A pediatric dentist knows how to handle children better than a general dentist. If you have ever taken your child to a dentist, then you are aware of how disturbing they can be, especially during their first visit. Children usually feel safer with pediatric dentists than when being handled by a general dentist who might seem threatening.

Specialized Education and Training

A pediatric dentist is taught and trained on how to provide for children. They are also trained on how to offer care for kids in their entire adolescence. The same case applies to pediatricians regarding how they learn about the development and health of children. The training of a general dentist is less specialized when it comes to children's wellness. In fact, pediatric dentists take two more years of training to learn more about diseases, development, and tooth concerns, both uncommon and common in kids.

Preventive Care

By taking your child for checkups once in a while, a pediatric dentist enhances him/her to develop healthy dental habits at a tender age. The specialist walks your child through as he/she starts to grow teeth. In case your child starts to develop any using bottles or thumb sucking, the dentist will let you know sooner than later.

Friendly To Kids

Children often feel intimidated by dentists' offices. A pediatric dentist knows about all these fears and comes up with solutions to make children feel comfortable. Most kids' dentists have toys and cartoon drawings on their walls to make kids feel as comfortable and less threatened as possible. Equipment used at a pediatric office is not like those in a general dentist's office. They are smaller and more welcoming to kids.

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At Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Healy created this informative blog to assist with educating the community about various topics of pediatric dentistry.
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