Should You Take Your Child to a Pediatric Dentist?

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You probably know that there are several things you should do to keep your children’s teeth
healthy and strong. For example, did you know that you should care for your child’s mouth even before their first tooth comes in? Have you heard that you should visit your dentist six months after your child’s first tooth comes in? Still, when it’s time to visit your dentist, should you visit a pediatric dentist or a general dentist?

In reality, either choice is a good one. However, a pediatric dentist has additional training, specifically on dealing with children. In fact, pediatric dentists complete an extra two years of training. During this time, pediatric dentists will learn to treat children well and will learn how your child’s teeth should develop. Pediatric dentists are also trained to keep children comfortable when they visit the office.

Still, pediatric dentists are trained to work with children as well as teens. Furthermore, pediatric dentists are trained to give specialized treatments and to help parents understand what they can do to keep their children’s teeth healthy. Naturally, pediatric dentists will also inspect your little one’s teeth and help you keep them strong.

To learn more about how you can benefit from pediatric dentistry in El Paso, Texas, please give Texas Kids Dental a call at 915-858-6868. Our dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Erickson, and the rest of our team will be happy to answer any of your questions and to examine your little one’s pearly whites. We look forward to receiving your call soon.