The Advantages Of A Pediatric Cosmetic Dentist

Posted on: 28 July 2015

A cosmetic pediatric dentist is specifically qualified to work on your children's teeth as opposed to adult's teeth. After 4 years of regular dental school a pediatric dentist will go to school for 2 more years just so that they can specialize in the oral health of children. So is it worth taking your children to a pediatric dentist over a general or family dentist? You decide. Below are some of the differences of a pediatric cosmetic dentist.

  1. Children's Teeth are Different than Adult Teeth. Children will have unique needs that an adult will not have when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. For example, children who still have baby teeth will need to be treated differently as the enamel is thinner, the teeth can fall out and the roots are shorter. A cosmetic dentist who is trained in taking care of children's oral health will be able to better treat current needs and anticipate future problems with your child's mouth.
  2. Better Communication with your Child. A pediatric cosmetic dentist can communicate better with a child. This is one of the best reasons why you would want to seek a pediatric dentist's services. They will be able to use terminology and language that even small children will be able to understand. This will help to quell any fears that your child may have. It will also ensure that instructions and education for current procedures and future oral care are clearly stated to the child so that they can understand and learn about the process. Good communication and a positive relationship with the child will make them more likely to want to come back to visit the dentist again.
  3. Fun Experience for Children. Most pediatric dental offices will include fun toys, books, paintings, murals, and other things to keep children happy and entertained. Not only does this help ease the child's fears, but it makes life easier for you as a parent as well. By making the dentist a fun place to be, your child will be more likely to want to come back again when the time comes. It is all about creating a positive atmosphere while at the dentist's office.

If your needs are met by a general dentist like those at New Image Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, then great, but a pediatric dental office can make all the difference in your child's oral hygiene and helping them with cosmetic issues. By going to the right pediatric dentist, the child will have a positive and enjoyable experience that will make them have a better smile, want to take care of their teeth and visit the dentist more often.