A Pediatric Dentist traditionally limits their practice to infants and young children. Their specialized training offers a unique level of care to pre-school children but did you know that when your child starts grade school, it's time to transition them to a General Family Dentist?
You might be hesitant to pull your child away from all the toys and games that today's pediatric dentist provide as an enticement to stay but a Family Dentist is better trained and equipped to provide your child with the dental care they'll need throughout their childhood and adolescence.
Listed are some of the services we can provide your child:
- Professional dental cleanings to remove calculus or tartar deposits from teeth and around braces with specialized ultrasonic instruments
- Assess the need for early orthodontic intervention to assure that your child's arch has enough room for the eruption of their permanent teeth. Early detection will prevent crowding and the possibility of extensive orthodontics in the future.
- Interpret the growth and development of the lower jaw and utilize the necessary diagnostic tools necessary for a definitive evaluation
- Replace congenitally missing teeth with dental implants
- Educate and train your child to properly clean and care for their teeth and the supporting tissue
- Create custom protective athletic mouthguards to reduce trauma and tooth loss
- Use the latest materials and technologies to maintain and restore your child's teeth by applying sealants that protect the molars from decay, fluoride treatments to strengthen the enamel and prevent cavities, to addressing any cosmetic concerns you or your child might have
A Family Dentist will follow your child's oral development, providing reasonable and practical treatment plans for their mixed dentition (primary & permanent teeth) and cater to their individual dental needs as they grow. They have the knowledge, ability and experience to perform procedures in every aspect of your child's dental healthcare.
So, make the switch and transition your child to a General Family Dentist.
Ronald Rosser DDS