Why choose a Pediatric Dentist? We are The Big Authority on Little Teeth Pediatric dentists deal exclusively with infants and children and have advanced knowledge of the particulars of childhood dental disease. After dental school, they received two to three years of additional training, including pediatrics, anesthesia, pharmacology and child psychology.
Attuned by nature and by training of the various stages of a child’s oral and psychological development, the pediatric dentist is to dentistry what the pediatrician is to medicine.
Our practice is dedicated to the long-term oral health of your child. We accomplish this goal by getting children involved and excited about the care of their teeth. We talk to parents about the special things they can do at home to help. Lastly, we gently treat the problems that do occur and work to prevent new ones from happening.
Why Are Baby Teeth So Important?
Primary teeth are important because they help with proper chewing and eating, help in speech development, and add to an attractive appearance. A child who can chew easily, speak clearly, and smile confidently is a happier child. Healthy primary teeth allow normal development of the jaw bones and muscles, save space for the permanent teeth, and guide them into place. If a baby tooth is lost too soon, permanent teeth may come in crooked. Decayed baby teeth can cause pain, abscesses, infections, and can spread to the permanent teeth. Also, your child’s general health can be affected if diseased baby teeth aren’t treated. Remember, some primary molars are not replaced until age 10-14, so they must last for years.