What is a Pediatric Dentist? Pediatric Dentists are dentists who care for children from birth through adolescence. Pediatric dentists receive 2-3 years of advanced training after dental school. Just as you would take your child to see a Pediatrician for their medical care, Pediatric Dentists are the "Pediatricians" in Dentistry.
Can't my child be seen by the same dentist that I see? One of the most important components of pediatric dentistry is child psychology. Pediatric dentists are trained to create a friendly, fun, and inviting atmosphere for children. Dental phobias beginning in childhood often continue into adulthood, so it is of paramount importance that children have positive experiences from an early age. Pediatric Dentists are trained to work with children. In addition, pediatric dental offices tend to offer a more comforting experience for children and have dental materials / instruments better suited for small children (ie: smaller xrays, different flavored toothpastes, etc.).
What Does a Pediatric Dentist Do? Pediatric dentists fulfill many important functions pertaining to the child’s overall oral health and hygiene. They place particular emphasis on the proper maintenance and care of deciduous (baby) teeth, which are instrumental in facilitating good chewing habits, proper speech, and also hold space for permanent teeth.
We also have sedation dentistry services for particular situations. Our dental care clinic is dedicated to helping children have a positive experience. Whether you need infant dentistry or children's dentistry, we can help. We are experts with teeth cleaning and tooth extractions. Make an appointment for your child at Just For Kids Dental in Houston, TX. Your child will be in good hands with our dentist.