A pediatric dentist specializes in treating children from birth through adolescence and adulthood. They have experience working with kids and have the tools and equipment to make your child’s experience fun and comfortable. They also have a lot of experience with various issues affecting your kids’ oral health. This means they can detect a problem early and help you fix it before it gets too severe. Plus, their gentle touch and no-pain methods can help your children feel calm and relaxed during their appointments.
Visiting a pediatric dentist at Essence of Dentistry helps your kids develop good oral hygiene habits they'll use for the rest of their lives. They'll also get the education they need to prevent cavities and other common teeth problems as they grow into adulthood. The earlier you start taking your kids to the dentist, the better their chances of maintaining healthy smiles. The pediatric dentist at Essence of Dentistry ensures that our little patients receive the most comfortable and painless dental care that is worth every penny you spend.
What Makes a Pediatric Dentist Different From Other Dentists?
Pediatric dentists specialize in treating children’s teeth and focus their practice to meeting young patients' needs. Your children may feel more comfortable visiting the dentist if they aren’t faced with surprises. Dental offices designed for younger patients have bright colors, fun toys in the waiting room, and friendly staff members who aim to make kids feel at home from the first visit onward. Additionally, pediatric dental offices tend to have smaller chairs that are easier for your child to sit on comfortably. The office environment is also generally more kid-friendly, with bright murals on the walls and cartoon posters displaying healthy smiles. This helps set your child’s mind at ease and makes going to the dentist seem like a fun experience.
Children are also more likely to receive specialized care in a pediatric dental office. For example, many practices have specialized instruments that are better for young children’s mouths and needs. One such instrument is a handheld mirror designed specifically for pediatric patients’ mouths; they offer an angled view that allows our dentist to simultaneously see the top and bottom of your child’s mouth.
What Treatments Do Pediatric Dentists Provide?
- Monitoring the growth and development of the teeth. This can help guide parents in introducing certain foods and beverages to their children at certain ages so that the teeth continue to develop normally.
- Cleanings and sealant applications keep teeth and gums healthy and prevent cavities.
- Providing oral hygiene education so that children learn the importance of taking care of their teeth and can continue to do so into adulthood. This will help minimize the need for future dental procedures like fillings and crowns.
- Creating customized mouthguards for children participating in sports or other activities that could damage their teeth and cause injury.
For the best dental care customized to your children's specific requirements, visit Essence of Dentistry at 16300 Redmond Way #200, Redmond, WA 98052, or call (425) 249-7789.