Choosing your dentist is just as important as choosing a doctor for your family. We know you always want the very best for your kids, especially when it comes to their health. While family dentists provide excellent care, a pediatric dentist has specific benefits that can help your kids have great teeth for the rest of their lives.
Pediatric dentists complete additional training and education to specialize in dentistry for infants, children, teens, and children with special needs. A pediatric dentist will be able to provide specialized care and more expertise for a child than a general dentist. Because we spend so much time with kids, we know exactly how to help an anxious child be comfortable and enjoy their dental experience. We can also provide expert advice and educational materials for whatever issues you may be struggling with in helping your children care for their teeth.
2. Developing good habits
Frequent visits to the dentist will help to reinforce the importance of oral health for the rest of a child’s life. Most adults who take poor care of their teeth developed that habit in childhood. Visiting your pediatric dentist regularly can help children identify the benefits of brushing and flossing their teeth daily. As the dentist congratulates your kids on their great oral health, children will be more motivated to take care of their teeth for the rest of their lives.
3. Early detection and prevention
Many oral problems only develop obvious symptoms, such as pain or discoloration, after the problem has been around for a while. Additionally, children may not always know what to do to express discomfort or if they notice something wrong in their mouth. A dentist can identify these issues early on and help with prevention of potential dental problems that can become painful and expensive.
4, We have fun!
Our pediatric office is meant to be a fun place for your kids! Our office in Medford has books, movies and video games to play with while you wait. We even have a playhouse! We have televisions above the tables for your kids to watch during the appointment and prizes for when your child finishes. Toys, friendly people, distractions, and having other kids around can help to make your child feel comfortable coming to the dentist.
Bear Creek Pediatric Dentistry is committed to providing these and more benefits for your family! Learn more about when your child should visit our office. Start your kids now on a lifelong path for healthy teeth!