What is Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry is a dental specialty that is specific to children’s oral health. Pediatric dentistry not only focuses on dental work for children; it also considers each child’s needs and attitude about going to the dentist. Since a trip to the dentist can be scary for a child, it’s key to make their experience as comfortable and uncomplicated as possible.
You’ll need to keep up on your child’s oral health throughout adolescence. Once you find a dentist that your child enjoys, the work will be much easier for both of you. Aesthetic Dental Centers has three pediatric dentists serving our clinics - Dr. Eonsoo Kim, Dr. Veronica Choi, and Dr. Jennie Lee.
When Should I Take My Child to See a Pediatric Dentist?
You should begin bringing your child to the dentist as soon as their first tooth breaks through, which should be before age one. From then on, checkups should occur once every six months to ensure that your child’s teeth are developing and staying healthy.
Our pediatric dentists at Aesthetic Dental Centers will inform you if more frequent appointments are necessary or if your child needs any dental work beyond cleanings.
What Can Pediatric Dentists Do?
Dr. Kim, Dr. Choi, and Dr. Lee can perform a variety of dental procedures aimed at keeping kids’ mouths healthy and clean. Among other operations, pediatric dentists can help with:
- Oral health exams
- Injury treatment
- Oral disease management
Dr. Kim, Dr. Choi, and Dr. Lee can also assess your child’s diet and habits and makes suggestions for changes to promote oral health and development. If you have any questions about your child’s teeth, they can help you find the answers.
What are the Benefits of Pediatric Dentistry?
There are several benefits of taking your child to a pediatric dentist, including:
- Preventing disease and decay
- Ensuring normal teeth development
- Stopping bad oral habits
- Keeping your child comfortable at the dentist
When it comes to dentistry, children have different needs than adults. Dr. Kim, Dr. Choi, and Dr. Lee are trained to work with children, making sure that their needs are met and that a trip to the dentist isn’t scary or stressful for them.
If you want to be sure that your child’s teeth are developing normally and that they have good oral health, call or schedule an appointment online with one of our pediatric dentists at Aesthetic Dental Centers today.