Make sure your child is going to the best children’s dentist
While many children are treated by a general dentist, who already has a well-established relationship with that child, it doesn’t necessarily mean they provide better care. Know that when you’re trying to choose the best pediatric dentist they can offer a specialized focus on your child that general dentists may not be prepared to offer.
Unlike a general dentist, a pediatric dentist has two to three years of additional training after completing a four-year dental school curriculum. This program of study and hands-on experience emphasizes child psychology, growth, and development. Pediatric dentists know how to examine and treat children — not always the most patient or cooperative of subjects — in ways that make them comfortable and safe.
Choosing a pediatric dentist as your child’s specialist helps ensure you are getting the latest and best treatments, care and resources to prevent, detect and treat all of your child’s dental/oral health needs throughout the various stages of development
How You Know You Found the Best Pediatric Dentist
There are many ways to know that you have chosen the best pediatric dentist, but here are a few standout ones:
1. The Dentist Has the Right Combination of Education and Experience.
The best pediatric dentist will have not only have extensive (and specific) training in pediatric dentistry, they will also come with years of experience working with children. You also know you have a stellar children’s dentist if they are a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and regularly attends conferences and other continuing education events to maintain the most up-to-date standards in pediatric dentistry.
2. The Office Space is Bright and Cheery.
This may seem unimportant, but it can make all the difference in a pediatric dentist office. Children are often nervous about going to the dentist and anything that can put them at ease and make them enjoy dental hygiene is very important. That atmosphere of the office should be the first step to making them feel at relaxed. The best kid’s dentist will have a waiting room that is brightly painted and filled with kid-friendly books and toys. Also, the dental equipment the pediatric dentists use should be specifically designed for children.
3. Your Child Looks Forward to Going to the Dentist.
Or at least they’re not deading it. The best pediatric dentist will make your child feel confident in their dental health. The dentist’s personality and interactions with your child should put them at ease and make questions easy. Additionally, if they will talk to your child using language that they will understand so the child can take control of their dental health.
At Sea of Smiles, we pride ourselves on offering the best pediatric dentistry in a child-friendly environment. Both of our kid’s dentist offices in Yardley (267-392-5878) and Bensalem (215-433-1840) can provide excellent dental care for your children. If you’d like more information about Sea of Smiles please contact our offices today to schedule an appointment.