Pediatric dentistry (formerly Pedodontics/Paedodontics) primarily focuses on children from birth through adolescence.
One of the most important components of pediatric dentistry is child psychology, we are trained to create a friendly, fun, social atmosphere for visiting children, and always avoid threatening words like “drill,” “needle,” and “injection.” Dental phobias beginning in childhood often continue into adulthood, so it is of paramount importance that children have positive experiences and find their “dental home” as early as possible.
Our dentist fulfills many important functions pertaining to the child’s overall oral health and hygiene. We place particular emphasis on the proper maintenance and care of deciduous (baby) teeth, which are instrumental in facilitating good chewing habits, proper speech production, and also hold space for permanent teeth.
Other important functions include:
If you have questions or concerns about pediatric dentistry, please contact our office.