Proper oral hygiene is important for the entire family. While many dental problems arise later in life, dental health is perhaps even more important for children.
Kids are especially prone to cavities and can also experience unique complications as adult teeth replace their baby teeth. While personal dental care and teaching your child to brush and floss twice a day is a good start, visiting a pediatric dentist is also essential if you want your child to grow up with a bright and healthy smile. Of course, to many kids, visiting the dentist can be intimidating and sometimes downright scary. But it doesn’t have to be!
Dr. Ho at Third Street Dental has mastered the art of pediatric dentistry – striving to make the entire experience as enjoyable and comfortable for your child as possible. Consider the following as you begin looking around for the right pediatric dentist for your family. You will soon find that Third Street Dental hits all the marks!
One of the most important things in selecting a pediatric dentist is ensuring that the entire team at the clinic is professional and organized and, just as important, fun and friendly. A staff that is happy, smiling, and good with children is sometimes all it takes to transform a visit to the dentist from a dreaded to highly anticipated experience for your child.
Beyond the staff, the dental clinic itself should be clean and kid-friendly. Toys in the waiting room, fun posters on the wall, and bright colors can help paint pediatric dentistry visits in a much brighter light. Further, fun toys and stickers for kids to choose from after their check-up is sometimes all it takes to demonstrate that going to the dentist can indeed be fun!
A key component to any good pediatric dentist is the ability to be flexible in the workplace. Not all techniques work for all children, and some kids need special treatment in order to create a positive experience. Dentists that understand that each child is different and can take the time to adjust their practice as needed are oftentimes the best pediatric dentists around. As you can imagine, our entire staff at Third Street Dental is made up of this type of medical professional.
Besides the obvious items such as location and cost, there are many things to consider when finding the right pediatric dentist for your child and your family. Thankfully, you can rest easy knowing that Third Street Dental has all of our bases covered. We take pride in providing the best dental care around and creating the warmest environment possible to eliminate any fear or anxiety your child may have about visiting the dentist.
Don’t believe us? Stop in to say hi and see for yourself. We guarantee you’ll be greeted with a smile!