Dr. Emily Snapp & Dr. Summer Suttles
10027 Park Cedar Drive, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28210
Current Patients 704-752-0500 | New Patients: 704-504-7795

How to Choose the Right Dentist for Your Child

Posted in Children's DentistryPediatric Dentistry

Finding the right dentist for your child is essential for ensuring their oral health. While most dentists are capable of working with children, there are some qualities that you should look for in a general dentist who can handle children’s dentistry needs. Those who are trained in pediatric dentistry will be more likely to keep your child calm in the chair while remaining alert for concerns that are specific to children. To assist you in your search, the South Charlotte dentists here at Park Cedar Dentistry have put together some things to look for when choosing a dentist for your child.

Calm and Comforting Environment
The first thing you will want to assess is if the dental office environment is set up for keeping children comfortable. This should begin in the waiting room of the general dentist office. Here, there should be plenty of comfortable chairs in the seating area along with a few toys or a television to keep children engaged while waiting. It helps also take their mind off of getting their teeth cleaned if they are anxious to be at the dentist office. In the exam room, child-size chairs and decorations can also go a long way to keeping your child calm.

Pediatric Dentistry Training
Our family dentists in South Charlotte are always dedicated to increasing our knowledge of pediatric dentistry. Because we know that our youngest patients may require additional care, we will continuously be willing to receive additional training in techniques for pain-relief and treatment options as should your general or family dentist in your city. Additionally, your dentist should always be ready to explain any procedures that may need to be performed in their office for your children’s overall oral health and hygiene. 

Communication and Support
In addition to providing top-quality oral health care, you will want to make sure that your family dentist is committed to providing excellent communication and support within their practice. This will help you to set up appointments and know how to maintain your child’s oral health. Additionally, they should be able to communicate well with your child in order to explain basic oral health concepts such as proper tooth brushing and flossing. This way, you will be able to help your child look forward to going to the dentist and taking care of their teeth for years to come.

Get in touch with our dental office near Pineville, NC for more information about tips to choose the best dentist for your children.