Pediatric Dentistry – Is It Right For Your Family?

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Pediatric dentists are specifically trained to treat children’s needs, so if you ever have a child who needs dental care, be sure to contact one of these highly skilled professionals.

Oral Health In Children

Pediatric dentistry offers many services and treatments specific to the needs of children, including preventive care, dental cleaningextractionsfillings, restorations, and crowns. The dentist may also refer children for special dental needs such as speech therapy for oral motor delays or orthodontics to correct dental deformities.
pediatric dentist can help provide a healthy mouth and jaw development for your child. Oral health is extremely important for young children as it can impact their overall physical health. Teeth are among the first teeth to erupt and undergo significant growth while they are developing skeletal systems. Poor oral hygiene habits can lead to decay and other dental problems down the road. 
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Common Child Dentistry Concerns

Pediatric dentistry is a field that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of children’s dentistry. Many common oral concerns that children have can be addressed by pediatric dentists. 

Some of these concerns include: 

  • Overcrowding of teeth
  • Jaw problems.

Pediatric dentists can help correct these issues by providing necessary dental care and treatments.

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Dental Care for Children with Special Needs

Special needs dentistry can mean anything from braces and dental implants for children with speech impediments to treating orthodontic conditions and providing extensive dental care for children with autism. Regardless of the child’s specific needs, pediatric dentists typically have a wealth of experience and expertise in caring for these patients. 

Here are just a few examples of the services that pediatric dentistry may offer:


Children with braces or any other form of orthodontic treatment often require regular check-ups and adjustments by their dentist. Pediatric dentists are specially trained to properly diagnose and treat orthodontic issues, which can promote healthy teeth and a straight smile.

Dental Implant Treatment

Dentists can also provide successful treatment for children who suffer from dental implants that have become lost or misplaced. By replacing the missing tooth with an implant, children can retain their jawbone and overall appearance in a very comfortable way.

Restoration & Repair Services

Specialized tools and techniques allow pediatric dentists to provide thorough restoration and repair work on many common dental problems, such as decay, gum diseasecavities, and even missing teeth. 

General Dentists Can Provide Children With Dental Services

General dentists are trained to work on children as well, so you may not need a specialist. Some dentists will prefer not to work on children for a variety of reasons so they may refer you out to a specialist. However, if the clinic has a good history of providing high-quality dental services to children, then a general dentist will be all you need. 

It may require more effort to work on children, they typically tend to:

  • Be more anxious
  • Move around more
  • Get distracted easier
  • Be more sensitive to pain

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We have dentists that have lots of experience working on children. We also have TV’s and sedation available!

At Smiles Dental Group we feel that your Childs first visit to the dentist should be once they start getting their teeth.  Between 1 and 2 years old but no later than 2.  We can help to identify any early issues and make sure your Childs smile is on track to be beautiful.

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