Good oral health often begins with early dental care and the development of good oral hygiene habits. At Gentle Dental, we provide expert pediatric dental care to children of all ages in our neighborhood dental office.
Why is Dental Care Important for Children?
Many people believe that dental care for children is unimportant until they develop their adult teeth. This is untrue. Children can suffer from a variety of oral health problems, including severe tooth decay, they can have an impact on every aspect of their lives.
For example, tooth decay and challenges with palate development and jaw alignment can make it difficult for a child to properly chew their food, resulting in nutritional deficiencies. Oral health problems can also present problems for a child’s speech development, as well as inhibit social interactions if the child is embarrassed about their smile.
At Gentle Dental, our pediatric dentists are trained to identify potential problems and to begin early treatment that can prevent further complications. In addition, our staff helps teach children to care for their teeth and gums, starting these kids off on a lifetime of good oral health.
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
A pediatric dentist is a licensed, qualified dentist who has completed additional training in the care of infants, toddlers, children, and teens. These dentists are also trained to work with children who have special needs.
Our pediatric dentists and hygienists know how to work with kids to encourage regular brushing, flossing, and good eating habits that discourage tooth decay.
How Can I Book an Appointment for My Child?
At Gentle Dental, we provide professional services that are gentle on your schedule, and gentle on your wallet. We know that you and your kids are busy, which is why we offer evening and weekend appointments. Our office accepts most dental plans, and we offer additional payment options including the acceptance of major credit cards and financing plans.