The question, “can’t my kids just see our family dentist?” is commonly asked. The simple answer – yes! kids can see a general family dentist. But did you know that pediatric dentists receive 2 to 3 more years of specialized training after dental school to practice dentistry specifically geared towards children?
Our Bite Size dentists have received extensive training in the oral health care and conditions of infants, children and adolescents. Pediatric dentists complete their training in a hospital based setting where they are exposed to a variety of clinical cases, of varying degrees of complexity, including special needs dentistry, infant dentistry, and comprehensive pediatric dentistry. Pediatric dentists are knowledgeable and prepared to treat many oral conditions including dental pain, dental infections, dental trauma, oral sedation dentistry, and general anesthesia procedures.
Pediatric dentists are also prepared to provide dental care to children with special needs. Whether a child has autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder, anxiety disorder, or medical conditions, pediatric dentists have the training to individualize care based on each child’s unique needs while maintaining a gentle and safe environment.
Another important aspect of pediatric dentistry is that children’s teeth are different from adult teeth! The anatomy of the tooth as well as materials and techniques used to treat dental conditions on baby teeth is different from that used to treat our adult dentition. Pediatric dentists have not only chosen to treat baby teeth but have chosen to work specifically with children! A bright and welcoming atmosphere, a friendly staff that knows all the words to the songs of the most popular movie at the moment and a professional and knowledgeable dentist is something that we strive to provide at Bite Size and most pediatric dentists would agree. A space and staff that is aimed to make a child and parents feel comfortable and welcome is important in gaining the trust of little ones.
At Bite Size Pediatric Dentistry, our dentists have chosen to specialize in pediatric dentistry to provide quality care to your child. Our priority is to provide each child with the most specialized care catered to their needs while creating a dental home that can help them learn to love the dentist and form a lifelong healthy relationship with dental care, while having a little fun along the way 🙂