Pediatric vs General Dentistry – What’s the Difference?

You’ve heard that you should take your child to a pediatric dentist office over a general dentist office, but you’re not quite sure why. Teeth are teeth, right? From the eruption of the first tooth and beyond, there are special considerations when it comes to a child’s oral health .

Here are 3 reasons why you should choose pediatric dentistry over a general dentist:

1. A pediatric dentist understands the specific dental needs of your child from infancy to adolescence.

Pediatric dentists go through 2 years of additional training to care for your child’s developing teeth. From thumb sucking and pacifier use all the way to the early detection of orthodontic needs, a pediatric dentist knows what to look for when it comes to your child’s developing needs. Pediatric dentists and their team are also better equipped to help you teach your child healthy habits to ensure good oral health.

2. Pediatric dental offices are designed for kids!

Our offices are colorful, exciting and fun! We created an environment where kids feel comfortable, safe, and excited to come to the dentist. We also offer fun incentives for kids to encourage proper brushing and flossing techniques.

3. Understanding how to make children more comfortable during dental visits is a pediatric dentist’s specialty.

Dental visits can be scary for kids who don’t know what to expect or might be nervous. From the setting of the office to the patience of the team, pediatric dentists make kids feel comfortable and relaxed during their dental visits. A pediatric dentist and their team understand that a child may need more time to feel secure and at ease, ultimately helping to create a positive dental experience.

We know that your priority in life is your family – and more specifically your kids. At Jenkins & LeBlanc Dentistry for Children, your children and their oral health are our priority. We look forward to providing your child with the best dental care for their specific and developing needs.

Ready to schedule your child’s visit with one of our pediatric dentists?