You’ve heard that you should take your child to a pediatric dentist office over a general dentist clinic, but you’re not quite sure why. Teeth are teeth, right?

Actually, there is an important difference between the two.

From baby teeth and beyond, there are special considerations that need to be taken when it comes to a child’s oral health. Unlike a general or family dentist, pediatric dentists go through 2-3 years of additional training to care for your child’s developing teeth – all the way from infancy through their teenage years.

Let’s take a look at the top 3 reason a pediatric dentist is a better choice for your family when you’re trying to find a dentist.

  • A pediatric dentist understands the specifics of teeth and gum development based your child’s age.From thumb sucking and pacifier use all the way to the early detection of orthodontic needs, a pediatric dentist knows what to look for when it comes to your child’s developing needs. Our pediatric dentists are also better equipped to help you teach your child healthy habits to ensure good oral health for their future and throughout their lives.
  • Pediatric dentist offices are designed for kids! Children don’t care about the out-of-date magazines spread across the waiting rooms of a general dentist’s office. Our “swamped out” office is colorful, exciting and fun. We also offer open exam rooms that are less scary for children and have smaller instruments that are more comfortable for children’s mouths.
  • Understanding how to make children more comfortable during dental visits, is a pediatric dentist’s specialty. Let’s be honest, dental visits can be scary for kids who don’t know what to expect or who may be nervous. A pediatric dentist understands that a child may need more time to feel secure and knows how to build the trust required to put your child at ease – they truly are a kids dentist.

We know that your first priority in life is your family – and more specifically your kids. At Pediatric Dentistry of Shreveport-Bossier your children and their oral health are our priority. When you choose dentistry for children over a general dentist, you are making the choice to provide your child with the ultimate dental care available for their specific and developing needs.

Call us today to schedule an appointment!