Dentistry for children is much different than dentistry for adults. Often when it comes time to choose a dentist for children, most parents first thought is a general family dentist. However, there is an entire branch of dentistry that is specialized for the specific dental care of children. Polkadot Pediatric Dentistry is an example of a dental office that is built specialized for dentistry for kids.
In order to help families better understand pediatric dentistry, we have compiled this guide of pieces that each go into detail about the differences of pediatric dentistry and other dental fields.
Dentistry for Children Topics
What is a Pediatric Dentist?
A pediatric dentist is a dentist who specializes in the oral health care needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. After 4 years of dental school as a general dentist, we complete 2 additional years of training in pediatric dentistry. Read the Guide.
When to Visit a Pediatric Dentist
Polka Dot Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommend for your child to have their first pediatric dental visit when their first tooth grows in or by their first birthday. Why do we recommend 1 years old? Here's why
What to Expect at Your Child's First Visit
The 1st appointment will often be a simple, short one to allow the child and parent the chance to get used to the office, pediatric dentist and team. First visit walkthrough
Why See a Pediatric Dentist?
Pediatric dentists are like the pediatricians of dentistry. They specialize in providing the comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral care that your child needs. They serve children from their infancy through adolescence, and are trained in treating children with special needs. Read more.
What are Cavities and How to Prevent Them?
Cavities or tooth decay is when acid producing bacteria destroy tooth enamel and a pit, decay or quite simply a hole is formed as a result. This happens when particles from sugary foods like soda, raisins, candy or even milk are left on the teeth.Cavities Guide.
Pediatric Dental FAQ
If there are questions or topics about pediatric dentistry you didnt see above, you can visit our pediatric dental FAQs to see more topics. Polkadot FAQ's.