We understand how important your kids are to you. You want the best for them and we do to, that is why our practice in Carlsbad has a board certified pediatric dentist specializing in treatments specifically designed for your children. Comprehensive dental care is important for infants and children. We can help ensure your young family has a strong start to keeping a healthy smile for a lifetime.
Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist
Simply put, specialization makes pediatric dentists the right choice for your kids from infancy through young adulthood. Think of them as a kid’s doctor that has a specific focus on their oral health. If you want to become really good at something, having a narrow focus can help. That is exactly what pediatric dentistry is all about. Instead of waving a broad brush across the spectrum of all dentistry, pediatric dentists have chosen to focus specifically on treating children and meeting their unique treatment needs.
Unique Training to Become a Pediatric Dentist
In order to become a pediatric dentist, the doctor must have four years of dental school followed by an additional two years of residency training in kids dentistry for infants, children, teens as well as children with special needs.
Types of Treatments Provided by Most Pediatric Dentists
- Oral exams for infants, children and adolescents
- Preventative dental care – cleaning and fluoride treatments
- Oral heath instruction and diet recommendations
- Counseling advice related to habits that affect oral health (thumb sucking, pacifiers, etc.)
- Orthodontic evaluations and referrals
- Restorative dentistry repairing a cavity and other tooth defects
- Sedation dentistry
- Care for traumatic dental injuries such as fractured or displaced teeth
Primary Teeth Are Important for Your Kids
While your children’s primary teeth will eventually be replaced with permanent adult teeth, they are important for several reasons. Healthy eating, good speech habits, maintaining tooth space, and clear pronunciation are just a few of the reasons. Establishing good oral health habits with primary teeth will lead into a lifetime of healthy permanent teeth.
How to Find a Pediatric Dentist
Well the easiest way to find a pediatric dentist to care for your kids is to call our office in Carlsbad, CA. Often times your pediatrician can assist in making recommendations. The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry will allow you to search for a board certified pediatric dentist. Another great resource for finding pediatric dentists is the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. To meet Dr. Chris visit our dentist’s page.
Schedule Your Child’s First Dental Visit Today
We would love to care for your kids. Call our office today to schedule an appointment in a fun, kid friendly environment that is designed to give your kids a great experience with dental care. Call (760) 585-4985 or stop by our office at 3144 El Camino Real, Ste 102, Carlsbad, CA 92008 for an office tour.