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Kid Friendly Dentist FAQs
A kid-friendly dentist specializes in dental care for children, although they may offer services for adults of all ages as well. Learning more about the role a kid-friendly dentist plays and the benefits they can provide both children and parents is helpful when determining the oral care needs for your child.
Things to know about a kid-friendly dentist
Some of the more frequently asked questions about kid-friendly dentists deal with how they differ from other types of dentists, the services they offer, and when a visit is necessary. This review from a kid-friendly dental practice answers these questions to help patients make more informed decisions about their child’s oral care.
What is a kid-friendly dentist?
A kid-friendly dentist is a licensed dentist who chooses to offer services to children. Although some may offer services to adults as well, they differ from a general dentist as they go to extra lengths to ensure their young patients feel comfortable and get the specialized care they need.
How is a kid-friendly dentist different than a pediatric dentist?
A pediatric dentist may only treat children and younger teenagers, whereas kid-friendly dentists are more likely to treat children and adults of all ages. This means the child can keep the dentist they had as a child as an adult as well. This often also allows the parents to receive treatment from the child’s dentist as well, in which case the dentist may also practice as a “family dentist.”
What services does a kid-friendly dentist offer?
Many of the services a kid-friendly dentist offers are the same as with general dentists. The services vary for every dentist may be different. However, some of the more common procedures they may recommend and perform include:
- Oral examinations
- Dental cleanings
- Dental sealants
- Fluoride treatments
- Dental fillings
- Baby root canals
- Dental crowns
Kid-friendly dentists often offer unique treatments that general dentists do not, such as dental sealants and baby root canals. Their primary focus is on the prevention of oral health concerns and educating children (and their parents) on how to take care of their teeth between visits.
When should I have my child visit a kid-friendly dentist?
Children should start regular dental visits for a check-up as soon as primary teeth start to show up. Ideally, check-up visits are all that are required. However, and perhaps more realistically, children may need additional visits as they are often prone to dental cavities on primary teeth. Anytime there is an oral health concern, parents should schedule a visit with their kid-friendly dentist, in addition to regular check-up visits.
Schedule an appointment with our kid-friendly team
You can schedule a visit with our kid-friendly dentist and staff by giving us a call or sending us a message. We pride ourselves in helping children remain calm and develop fond memories of visiting the dentist, so they have much less of a risk of developing dental anxiety. If you have questions or would like to schedule your child’s first visit with our friendly team, then reach out to us today.
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