Why You Should Take Your Child to a Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric Dentistry for Avon, Connecticut

Parents want what is best for their children’s health. Many parents believe that a child can see a regular dentist who treats the rest of the family. While there is nothing inherently wrong with taking a child to a family dentist, there is a distinct advantage to choosing a pediatric dentist.

Children have unique physical and psychological needs that can be very different from those of adults. Pediatric dentists receive training in the special health and emotional needs of children. A pediatric dentist can provide the same high level of care as a family dentist, but it will be tailored to the specific needs of children.

Overcoming a Fear of the Dentist

Many children are scared of the dentist because it is a new experience and they do not understand what is being done and why. They may have heard their family members or friends talking about bad experiences they had with a dentist and may become frightened as a result. A pediatric dentist can put your child at ease and explain things in a simple way that will help your child feel safe.

Communication with Children

A pediatric dentist is trained to communicate with children differently than with adults. A pediatric dentist can create an environment where your child feels relaxed and safe. He or she will explain what is going to happen in simple terms that will not frighten your child. This can make getting a cleaning or a filling a much more pleasant experience.

Positive Relationship between Dentist and Child

A pediatric dentist will seek to create a positive relationship with your child. Many people dread going to the dentist because of negative experiences they had as children. A positive experience with a pediatric dentist can actually make your child look forward to going to the dentist and make him or her excited about brushing and flossing at home. This can lead to good oral health throughout life.

Make an Appointment with CT Pediatric Dentistry

A pediatric dentist can help put your child at ease so he or she will look forward to going to the dentist instead of fearing it. This can lead to a lifetime of healthy smiles.

All children should begin to see a dentist by the age of 1. If your child is due for an exam or cleaning, or if you are concerned that he or she may have a cavity or another problem, make an appointment at CT Pediatric Dentistry today.

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David Epstein
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23 Jan 2022 12:25 AM