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Pediatric Dentistry

Just like you take your child to the pediatrician for regular check-ups, visits to a children's dentist are just as important. 

  Kids mouth anatomy. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children have their first dental visit by age 1. As soon as a child has a tooth, that child can develop a cavity. And as soon as two teeth touch, you need to start flossing between them. Our kids are exposed to more sugary drinks and foods than ever, and it doesn’t take long for the sugar to destroy the soft enamel of baby teeth and reach the nerve. In our offices, we’ve seen toddlers under the age of 2 who need baby root canals and crowns to save their teeth. That's why preventive care is so important.
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What is a Pediatric Dentist?

Most of our general dentists treat school-aged children, and many of our practices also have pediatric dentists who have completed at least two years of additional education and training in order to diagnose and treat infants through teenagers. Our pediatric dentists specialize in making children feel comfortable at the office. Plus, they have good advice for how you can brush and floss your child’s teeth, even if your child seems determined to keep his or her mouth closed.
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