Your child’s dental care should start early, and part of that process is finding a dental care provider that works with children. At Kool Smiles, our dentists have experience working with children and providing excellent care.
Learn more about your local Kool Smiles children’s dentistry by checking out these frequently asked questions.
Understanding the types of dental care available to your child can be confusing and you likely have questions about choosing a dentist office for your family.
Below, we answer some frequently asked questions regarding children’s dentistry and explain why Kool Smiles is a great choice for any parent looking for quality dental care for their children.
What’s the difference between children’s dentistry and pediatric dentistry?
The terms children’s dentistry and pediatric dentistry mean the same thing and can be used interchangeably. A children’s dentist, or pediatric dentist, is a dentist who deals with the oral health and dental treatment of children, from infancy through the teen years.
On top of four years of dental school, pediatric dentists must complete two additional years of residency training in children’s dentistry.
Do I have to take my child to a pediatric dentist?
No. It is a common misconception that children must see a pediatric dentist. It is fine to take your child to a general dentist, especially for routine procedures and examinations.
When choosing a dentist for your child, it is important to choose one who has experience working with children and whose dental office caters to the unique needs of kids.
Is there a dentist that has experience working with children?
All of the dental professionals at Kool Smiles have experience working with children, and all of our offices were designed with children in mind—from cheerful and inviting treatment rooms to waiting areas with fun color schemes, playgrounds, and toys. Some of our locations even have pediatric dentists onsite.
Contact your local Kool Smiles to find out if a pediatric dentist is available at your location.
What are my payment options at Kool Smiles?
Not only do we accept most major insurance policies, but we never limit the number of Medicaid patients that we see. Some of the payment options we accept include:
Every child deserves access to quality dental care. At Kool Smiles, we make it possible. Book an appointment for your child today by calling us or scheduling one online.
Healthy Children: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/health-management/pediatric-specialists/Pages/What-is-a-Pediatric-Dentist.aspx
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