Why A Pediatric Dentist?

As a parent, you will be making many important decisions regarding your child’s health, which can affect his/her future.  Choosing a dentist is not least among those decisions. We hope that Young and Polite Children’s Dentistry will be your top pick for pediatric dentists.

You should consider a pediatric dentist for your child, even though you may be very happy with your own dentist.  You can trust your pediatric dentist to have been trained specifically to treat developing teeth; according to requirements by the American Dental Association at least two years in pediatric dentistry must be completed.  Yearly training and re-certification is also required to make sure the dentist stays current with the latest techniques and technology.   Pediatric dentists are trained in pediatric sedation, development of facial structures, and numerous behavioral management techniques to ensure that children are comfortable during their visits. This additional training equips the dentist to understand the issues your child may face with baby teeth, and to be experienced with making nervous children navigate the dental visit comfortably.

The pediatric dental office uses equipment designed for a child’s mouth, and the dentist will explain the procedures as they proceed.

Even the waiting room is designed to help your child relax and feel more at home.  Our waiting rooms are themed to provide a fun environment for children as they wait to be seen.    A waiting room and treatment rooms populated by other children rather than adults also helps your child lose fear of the unknown, by realizing that he/she is not alone.

Most importantly, the pediatric dentist can provide you with information and advice on teaching your child good oral habits, recommending treatments.  These treatments can include

  • Topical fluoride, which applies a high concentration of fluoride for maximum protection. Sealants, which prevent bacteria from developing in the chewing surfaces of back teeth.
  • Bonding, to repair chips to front teeth with tooth-colored bonding materials.
  • Orthodontic consultations

Trust your pediatric dentist to help your child develop a beautiful smile to last a lifetime. Schedule your visit today at one of our 3 locations.  We are located in Mint Hill, Steele Creek and Waxhaw, NC.  Give us a call today!

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