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The Difference Between General Dentists & Pediatric Dentists

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For the same reasons that you take your child to see a pediatric doctor instead of a general doctor, you should be bringing your kids to a pediatric dentist instead of a general one. Choosing a pediatric dental office for your children helps to ensure that your child’s development is progressing properly, and your child is learning good dental hygiene habits.

How Pediatric Dentists are Different

A pediatric dentist has to attend an additional two years of training after medical school. These two years of specialized education allow us to better work with children and identify their unique dental health needs and concerns.

Here at Firestone Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, our goal is to help make children feel comfortable and confident about visiting the dentist. It’s important to us that your children have a worry-free visit to our office, so please let us know beforehand if your children have any fears about visiting the dentist.

Pediatric Dentistry & Teens

Your adolescents will also require specialized dental attention. This is the time of life when your teen may begin to feel self-conscious about his or her smile. Additionally, as teenagers take on more responsibility for their own diets and dental healthcare routines, we see more dental cavities and decay cropping up. A pediatric dentist will be able to provide a more positive approach to helping your teen learn how to achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile that they can be proud to show off.

To learn more about how a pediatric dentist can improve your child’s dental health, please contact Firestone Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics today. Our office is located here in Firestone, Colorado. 

Posted on Mar 9, 2020
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