What is the difference between Pediatric Dentistry and General Dentistry?
The simple answer: Time & Training.
For young kids, going to the dentist is often a frightening new experience.
In pediatric dentistry extra time and extra care is given to each child, from the minute they walk into the waiting room; the games, the toys, even the fun pictures on the wall create a safe, inviting, and friendly environment to provide children with the best experience possible. Once in the chair, it is all about informing and educating children about the process, whether it be cleaning their teeth or filling a cavity. It is that dentist’s responsibility to teach and instill good habits in oral hygiene and care that will last the patient’s lifetime. This can only be achieved by working with the child at their own individual pace. This is where good habits start; going to the dentist can be a scary experience for young and old, with general dentists, that time is not taken in those crucial first appointments. One bad experience may scare a child away, leading to poor dental care and hygiene in their adult life. At pediatric dental offices, and especially here at Children’s Dental Care, we put the time and effort into creating the most comfortable, safe environment for your child. After all, the average person will eat over 85,000 times in their life; good habits developed early will help them enjoy each meal.