What to Look for in a Pediatric Dentist

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Selecting a dentist for your child is no easy task. It’s important to find a dentist that will take good care of your child’s teeth while making the visit enjoyable. In your search for a good kids dentist, the first thing to check is if they have special training. A Pediatric dentist tends to have several years of training, above and beyond regular dentists, as they deal with very different patients. For example, there are many different conditions that only impact children and your child dentist should be versed in all of these. Additionally, child dentists are specialized not only in the conditions affecting children but also their behavior and how to treat them.

Would You Want to Come to This Place If You Were a Small Child?

The next thing to keep in mind is the environment. Does the office create a fun and welcoming atmosphere that will put your child at ease? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have their first dental appointment by the age of 1 or within the first six months of their teeth appearing. Being so young it is crucial for the dental office to be as fun an experience as possible in order to avoid future anxieties. Visiting the dentist shouldn’t be painful – at Florida Dental Solutions we strive to make getting dental work done a pleasant experience.

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Other things to keep in mind is the child dentist’s approach. Do they advocate for preventative dentistry? Children’s teeth are much more susceptible to tooth decay than adults. Whether it is a fluoride treatment or dental sealants, it is a good idea to be proactive. Kids dental care should be preventative. You also want to make sure your pediatric dentist shows your child how to take care of their oral hygiene in a fun and memorable way to ensure a bright future for your child’s smile.

Check Reviews and Make an In-Person Visit

Before committing to an appointment it is also advisable to read any reviews you find on the office and the staff. Finally, you should visit the office and see if the staff is friendly and the place welcoming. You only have one chance to make a first impression on your kid and it should be a good one. After all, do you remember your first experience at the dentist? Most adults tend to have memories of anxiety and even fear of going to the dentist for the first time. There’s no reason why a child should feel this way, and with the right pediatric dentist, your kid will even look forward to going to the dentist.

Come to a Kid Dentist That Will Treat You Like Family

At Florida Dental Solutions, our friendly staff and seasoned professionals will quell any fear your child might have and make sure they have a positive experience every time. Give us a call or drop by, meet our staff and come see why our patients feel like family. You can email us anytime at info@fldentalsolutions.com or you can give us a call during office hours at (954) 362-4102. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have.