When kids are young, they look up to their parents. Kids try to mimic their parents’ actions and take every opportunity to do what they do. If your child is hesitant about going to the dentist, it may help if you begin taking them to the same dentist that you yourself visit. What usually interferes is that children require a specific pediatric dentist to properly care for their constantly changing dental needs. Luckily, multi-specialty dental practices like Today’s Dental of Boxborough has a team of highly-trained dentists specializing in a variety of dentistry subcategories.
Parents can get all of their general and cosmetic dentistry needs fulfilled while being assured that their children’s complex needs are being met as well. Here are three reasons why it’s important to bring your child to an experienced pediatric dentist:
Physical Differences – Since children’s teeth are at very different stages of development, a pediatric dentist needs to be trained in a wide variety of situations to decide the right course of action when treating a child. Knowing how baby teeth will affect a child’s permanent smile is a vital skill while assessing if or when a child should be referred to an orthodontist. This decision is made easier by multi-specialty practices.
Comfort – Since many children have anxiety about going to the doctor or dentist, it’s important that your child goes to a specialist trained to provide care and comfort along with expert dental care. A general adult dentist might be more cold and clinical and can have trouble connecting to children on a personal level.
Habits – Another important aspect of pediatric dentistry is educating young patients on how to develop proper brushing and flossing habits that will last them a lifetime. Children also are naturally curious about everything in their world, including their teeth, so a pediatric dentist is there to answer any and every question that a child may have. Pediatric dentists generally have much more patience and better bedside manner than general dentists.
For more information on pediatric dentistry, contact Today’s Dental of Boxborough.