The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry

Children & Teen Dental of Florida believe that pediatric dentistry is vital to your child’s oral health. Taking your children to a pediatric dentist introduces them to the world of dental care and teaches them how to properly care for their smile. Our team members have special training in working with children, and we are experienced in providing the best possible care for them. Our goal is to provide your children with a positive experience during every visit, and when they look forward to coming back, it is a job well done! 

The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry

Having a child’s dental routine established from a young age sets the foundation for their dental health in the future. Even though your child will not keep their baby teeth forever, these primary teeth play an important role in guiding the permanent teeth to the right position. Early dental care also gives your child the skills and knowledge necessary to maintain their teeth properly in the future. The experience your child gains at the dentist’s office now will prepare them for maintaining their permanent teeth once they appear!

As children reach their teen years, pediatric dentistry still plays a vital role, as it keeps their teeth and gums healthy and enables our professionals to catch problems in the early stages. Your child’s pediatric dentist will treat sports injuries, clean their teeth regularly, and apply braces, among other things. We strive to offer each child the best chance at a beautiful smile throughout their lifetime while accommodating their changing needs along the way. 

When to Schedule Your Child’s First Appointment

Children should be taken to the dentist twice a year, beginning at the age of one. This allows the dentist to monitor your child’s growth and take note of changes in their teeth. With the help of x-rays and examinations, our team can detect problems with tooth alignment early on and offer solutions that can fix the issue as quickly as possible! If you take your child to the dentist early in life, they will benefit from the care they receive now for their entire lives.

What to Expect

As you and your child step into our office, you can expect to find a warm, welcoming environment with friendly team members eager to assist you. When interacting with our guests, it is obvious that our team loves what they do! It’s our goal to make dental care enjoyable and comfortable for children by making their time in the dentist’s chair a fun experience. 

During your visit, you can expect the dentist to examine your child’s teeth and gums and take an x-ray to observe the development of their jaw and the alignment of their permanent teeth. By doing so, we can better understand what dental treatment your child may need currently or in the future. 

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