When you have kids, it’s important to take care of their teeth now. It’s good to be proactive to set them up with a healthy mouth for life. To get the best dental care, it’s important to find a pediatric dentist that fits the needs of your family.
There are a few things that you can look out for during your search:
Know The Difference Between A Pediatric And Family Dentist
A family dentist can certainly be a good choice for your child, and it helps if you are already familiar with the dentist. However, to truly have specialized care for your child, we recommend taking your child to a pediatric dentist. The experience and training pediatric dentists have working with kids is a safer bet for your child to receive the most optimal dental care.
Having a specialist diagnose and treat children’s teeth can make a tremendous difference in their future. With a pediatric dentist, parents can be assured that their child’s dental care is in the right hands. Not only do pediatric dentists have the skills and tools to treat a child, they genuinely love working with children. A caring, compassionate pediatric dentist will work extra hard to build a positive relationship with each child, so they have a positive association with the dentist for years to come. Without this foundation of trust, children could potentially grow up with dental anxiety that prevents them from seeking medical care as adults. Establishing a dental home with a consistent and reliable provider is essential to maintaining healthy teeth from infancy to early adulthood.
You should always look for a dentist that’s local to you. You don’t want to have to drive far especially in case of a dental emergency. Our office is conveniently located in Camp Hill making it easy to access so there is less stress for you to try and find the office on time. Choosing a pediatric dentist that is close by will benefit you and your children.
An Understanding of Dental Anxiety
When it’s time for the next trip to the dentist, you want your children to be excited, not scared.
Dental anxiety is very common in children. Dr. Caster and the entire team at Cumberland Valley Pediatric Dentistry are here to make sure every child has a comfortable and fun experience.
Going to the dentist is not something kids normally look forward to. Here at Cumberland Valley Pediatric Dentistry, we wanted to change that negative stigma around going to the dentist. We believe in making the dentist’s office an enjoyable environment for kids as they begin their oral health care journey. Creating a fun and comfortable space for our kids to enjoy while they get dental work done will help ease fears and can even help going to the dentist be something that kids look forward to. From the banking vault to the tooth fairy booth to the air hockey and even the design of the main lobby, we put an incredible amount of care to create an awesome space for our patients.
A Variety of Services
Looking into the services of a potential children’s dentist is crucial. When looking for a dentist, you should be sure that they offer the services that your children need. We provide only the best service to our patients and wish to ensure your child feels safe and cared for at every step of the way. Although we are able to address various dental issues and perform corrective measures, it’s always best to be able to prevent these issues before they occur. That’s why we believe in helping to teach your child the best way to take care of their teeth day-to-day so they can grow up with a bright, healthy smile.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, it’s recommended that children see a dentist for their first time after their first tooth erupts or by age of 1. You can always bring your child in earlier than that if you wish.
References or Reviews
When searching for anything, you likely check the reviews. You should do the same when searching for a pediatric dentist. While reviews should always be taken in moderation, you can get an idea of what the experience is like from them. Look for what other parents are saying and what other children think of the dentist. If there’s lots of positive feedback, then you can feel confident that the dentist is a good option.
A great way to learn more about a dentist is to get a consultation. This will allow you to visit the practice and see first-hand what the atmosphere is like. You should talk to the dentist and ask all your questions and concerns. You can address things like how they approach working with kids and if they take emergencies. If you’re still feeling confident after the consultation, then you can proceed.
A practice with open doors and communication is a great quality to have.
A Children’s Dentist That Cares
Finding a dentist that cares for your child and wants the best for their dental health may seem hard, but it’s easier than you think. At Cumberland Valley Pediatric Dentistry, we’re ready to prove that we are the best dentist for your children.