Dr. Emily Snapp & Dr. Summer Suttles
10027 Park Cedar Drive, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28210
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What Is Pediatric or Children’s Dentistry?

Posted in Children's DentistryPediatric Dentistry

Children will need to start seeing a pediatric dentist on or before their first birthday. Early dental care is one of the keys to preventing dental problems. A pediatric dentist, which is also referred to as a children s dentist, is a professional who specializes in providing dental care for children. In addition to dental school, children’s dentists have undergone two or three years of additional training.

Most children do not like going to the dentist. However, a Charlotte pediatric dentist has been trained to help children feel safe while they are getting examined. In addition to a thorough examination, a dentist may recommend a fluoride treatment. Fluoride can help strengthen the teeth, which can help prevent cavities from developing. 

Your pediatric dentist will also give you advice on how to properly clean your child’s teeth and diet. Furthermore, your dentist will address common issues, such as thumb sucking and the use of pacifiers. If your child is older, then the dentist will be able to determine whether he or she will need orthodontic treatment. 

Regular trips to the dentist will not only keep the child’s teeth healthy, but they will also help improve a child’s overall health. Oral abnormalities are often a sign of more serious problems, such as ADHD, heart problems and asthma.

As a parent, you naturally want the best for your child. That is why you should contact our Charlotte pediatric dentists, so that your child can get the care that he or she needs.