How Do I Choose a Pediatric Dentist?
You should schedule your child's first dentist appointment before their first birthday. Yet, how can you choose the best pediatric dentist for your child? Finding a pediatric dentist doesn't have to be stressful when you know what questions to ask.
Continue reading to learn our expert tips for choosing a pediatric dentist. Contact our dental office today with any additional questions or concerns you may have regarding quality pediatric dental care for your child. Our talented dental staff is here to help you make an informed decision.
How to Choose a Pediatric Dentist:
- Ask for recommendations
- Don’t assume general dentists are best for your child
- Request a consultation
- Choose a pediatric dentist close to home
- Call Children’s Dental Care
Ask for Recommendations
Ask your friends and family who their children see for pediatric dental care. They'll be able to give you the insight you need to make a good decision for your child. Online reviews can also be helpful, but be wary of dentists who only have one or two reviews.
Don't Assume General Dentists are Best for Your Child
Pediatric dentists go through two extra years of residency training after dental school. This makes them especially qualified to provide pediatric dental care. General dentists don't have this same level of training to work with children. As a result, they may not be able to explain dental procedures in a way that's easy for your child to understand.
Your child's first impression of the dentist is important. A bad first experience could make your child afraid of the dentist. Our pediatric dentists give your child the tools they need to maintain a healthy smile for life. You should especially choose a pediatric dentist if your child has anxiety or other special needs.
Request a Consultation
During the consultation, one of our staff members will give you and your child a tour of our dental practice. Your child will also meet one of our. Our pediatric dentists will be able to help your child understand how to take care of teeth and gums.
Our staff can help your child feel more familiar and comfortable with our office. If this is the first time your child has seen a dentist, they may feel cautious or even fearful. It's our job to help your child feel at ease in the dentist's chair so they can receive the care they need.
Choose a Pediatric Dentist Close to Home
We recommendchoosing a newthat’s close to home or your child's school. That way, you won’t have to travel long distances for a dental emergency or in bad weather. It’s much more convenient to have your child's dentistlocated nearby.
At the same time, it may be worth it to you to drive a bit farther to get your child the quality dental care they need. As the parent who'll be responsible for taking their child to the dentist, it's up to you.
Call Children’s Dental Care!
Still have questions? Request an appointment with one of our pediatric dentists. We’ll be able to answer any questions you might have. That way, you can have peace of mind knowing your child will receive excellent pediatric dental care.
Our pediatric dentists are proud to serve patients in Dearborn, Canton, and Livonia. Call Children's Dental Care today to request an appointment for your son or daughter. We look forward to hearing from you!