Pediatric Dentistry: What It’s All About
A pediatric dentist is more than a dentist whose patients happen to be children. Pediatric dentistry is a recognized specialty, meaning that our team at Just For Kids Dentistry in Las Vegas has had additional training beyond their general dentistry degree.
That fact alone should be enough to give most parents peace of mind, when they bring their little ones in for an appointment. But we would like to take a moment to describe what pediatric dentistry is all about.
Because we’re dealing with children, and because everyone should have teeth that last a lifetime, we are particularly concerned with the developent of baby teeth. Your child’s baby teeth, which are often called primary teeth, are more than just placeholders for the adult teeth that come later.
Baby teeth are, in fact, holding space for permanent teeth. But they also place critical roles in speech development, and of course, in facilitating good chewing habits.
Our pediatric dentists are also trained in child psychology. It’s essential that we have a friendly and inviting environment for our young patients, and that we are able to communicate with them on a level they can relate to. As just one example, we vaoid using words that to a child can sound scary, like drill or injection. (Those can sound a little scary for adults, too.)
Perhaps the most important thing we do is monitor the growth and development of our young patients’ teeth. By doing that we can anticipate potential issues and provide early treatment. That includes not only cavities, but the way the teeth grow into the oral cavity.
At Just For Kids Dentistry in Las Vegas, we are committed to treating our young patients with the best possible dental care. We are also honored by the trust parents place in us. We provide a full range of early dental care, from checkups and cleanings to orthodontics. Schedule an appointment with us today.