Pediatric dentistry is a specialty that involves diagnosis and treatment for patients aged 0-18 years. A Pediatric Dentist, who has an additional 2 years of post-graduate training, promotes dental health for children and serves as an educational resource for parents.
Here at Uptown Smiles Dentistry, we specialize in family-focused dental care and have a pediatric dentist that caters specifically to the needs of children. We offer comprehensive dental care for kids and strive to make every visit a positive experience. We will take the time to explain, answer questions and show your child each part of their treatment so they are stress-free and comfortable. We want to make their appointment quick, yet fun and friendly.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a dental visit should occur within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by a child's first birthday.
The initial appointment lasts about 30-45 minutes and will help the child get acquainted with the office, staff and the dentist. A typical first visit includes an exam, cleaning and fluoride treatment for the child. Depending on the patients age, we will try and complete a set of xrays for our baseline records. Our doctor and staff use lots of tell-show-do and prizes to help the patient feel comfortable and enjoy their visit to at the office.
If you’re looking for a pediatric dentist that offers a welcoming and comfortable environment and has the skills needed to provide the best care for your child, schedule your appointment today!