Visiting the dentist at least twice a year is important for good dental health. It can be even more important for children because pediatric dentists have up to three years of training after regular dental school to learn about dentistry for children. If you have children, you may want to consider the important reasons a pediatric dentist may be their best chance at avoiding major dental health problems as adults. There are many reasons to consider taking advantage of dentistry for children.
Pediatric dentists learn child psychology. They understand how important it is that the child develops a positive response to visiting the dentist and not learn to fear it. Pediatric dentists often tell the child what is happening in a simple way and prepare the child for any equipment or tools the dentist needs to use. The equipment may be smaller and not look as intimidating as standard dental equipment looks. We have an attractive, child-friendly office where there are games and other fun activities. Not only does the dentist establish a warm and friendly relationship with the child, but the dental assistants and office staff are also trained to deal with children.
Pediatric dentists focus on preventative care. This is one of the best gifts you can give your child. From the cleaning of the first baby teeth to advice about thumb and finger sucking, our pediatric dentist can have a major impact on your child’s attitude towards visiting the dentist for the rest of his or her life. As the child grows older, dentistry for children will teach healthy oral habits such as the proper way to brush and floss.
Orthodontics is a major part of growing up, and the proper treatment at the proper time can prevent serious issues with the teeth and jawbone. Our pediatric dentists can watch closely how your child’s adult teeth grow in and how they are positioned in the jaw. They will be able to tell if there will be gaps, overcrowding or crooked teeth. There are measures we can take to help the adult teeth be positioned properly and if problems are inevitable, we can recommend orthodontic treatment early, so the parents and child do not need to wait until the problem has become major.
Children have very different needs for dental health than adults. As such, dentistry for children is best reserved for pediatric dentists. When you want to stay on top of your child’s oral health, team up with the professionals at Ashburn Children’s Dentistry in Ashburn. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for your little one!