As your children’s first teeth begin to appear, you will need to make some important decisions regarding their oral health needs. The most important question to answer is whether to take your children to your family dentist or someone who specializes in pediatric dentistry. While it may be more convenient to work with your family dentist, there are several important benefits to choosing an experienced, board certified pediatric dentist.
The board certification process requires dentists to complete several years of extensive post-graduate training in the field of pediatric dentistry. At the end of this training, pediatric dentists must complete rigorous examinations demonstrating their mastery of this specialization.
A board certified pediatric dentist has a sophisticated understanding of the oral health issues impacting babies, toddlers, young children, and adolescents. This includes:
- Baby bottle tooth decay
- Pacifier use
- Routine care of infant teeth
- Growth and development of baby teeth as well as the adult teeth that replace them early in life
- Preventative techniques that are crucial to maintaining optimal levels of oral health for children
- Common orthodontic issues impacting adolescents
In addition, pediatric dentists have an affinity for working with children. They have chosen to specialize in this field, and their entire practice is devoted to children. They understand the importance of creating a relaxing, pleasant environment and can help your children feel comfortable during their treatments. By providing positive formative dental experiences, a pediatric dentist can significantly reduce the likelihood that your children will develop dental phobia down the road.
To learn more about the Hoboken pediatric dentistry services we offer, please contact Children’s Dentistry of Hoboken today to schedule an appointment. Children’s Dentistry of Hoboken is a division of the Practice at Maxwell Place and serves patients in Hoboken, Jersey City, and Hudson County.