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What Age Do You Stop Going to a Pediatric Dentist?

Young and Polite Children’s Dentistry is staffed by children’s dentists in Waxhaw, Steele Creek, Mint Hill, and Charlotte. While we’re appreciative of every one of our patients, that means we can’t provide dental services to people who are past a certain age. 

This leads us to the question: at what age do you stop going to a pediatric dentist? 

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When Is It Time to Stop Going to Your Pediatric Dentist? 

We don’t immediately stop seeing patients once they turn 18. That said, the best time to transition from a pediatric dentist to an adult dentist is when you’re between the ages of 18 and 21.  

Why Teenagers Can Keep Going to Their Pediatric Dentist 

Ideally, teenagers will stick with their pediatric dentists. Because they’re growing up, their mouth is still undergoing changes that a pediatric dentist is best equipped to handle. 

Why Go to a Pediatric Dentist? 

Some people want to keep going to the same dentist for as long as possible. If you think this will make your child more comfortable, a general or family dentist may be a better fit for their needs. 

However, parents often choose to send their children to pediatric dentists for two reasons: 

  • Their training and experience are focused on children, which means they’re prepared for any dental work your child needs. 
  • Their offices are designed with children in mind and often feature entertainment designed to provide comfort and distraction while dental work is done. 

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Looking for a Children’s Dentist in Waxhaw, Steele Creek, Mint Hill, or Charlotte? 

For more than a decade, Young and Polite Children’s Dentistry has been providing dental services to kids. We’re committed to making sure your child has a wonderful smile. 

Whether you have any questions about our practice or you’re ready to book your child’s visit, please reach out via our contact page. 

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