Find a Good Pediatric Dentist for Your Child
Your children’s health is one of the most important things to you and finding the right health care providers can be a challenge. Let’s talk about why your children might need a good pediatric dentist, how to find a good one, and what they can do for you. On the other hand, your children might benefit from a regular, general dentist. Kool Smiles can help you decide which is necessary, and provide you with the services your child needs.
What Is a Pediatric Dentist?
A pediatric dentist is a specialist who has extra years of dental training. Pediatric dentists provide oral health care to children from the time they’re babies, all the way through their teen years, and perform basic services such as routine exams, x-rays, and fillings.
If your child has serious dental problems—such as cavities below the gum line or special health conditions—you may want to take them to a pediatric dentist.
For general care, cleanings, or cavity treatments, a general dentist is a great option and usually much more affordable.
What Makes a Good Pediatric Dentist?
Aside from completing the necessary training it takes to become a pediatric specialist, a good pediatric dentist will:
- Be skilled in working with children and make them feel at ease during any dentistry procedure
- Educate parents on what their children need to do to maintain good dental health
- Educate children on how to care for their own teeth
- Encourage communication between the child, parent, and dentist so any concerns or issues are known and addressed
How Do I Know if My Child Needs a Pediatric Dentist?
Visit Kool Smiles to determine if your child needs a pediatric dentist. During your visit, we can let you know exactly what type of dentist your child needs.
If your child doesn’t need a pediatric specialist, our general dentists will ensure good dental care throughout the visit.
If your child does need to see a pediatric dentist, many of our Kool Smiles offices have pediatric dentists that are available to help. If your local office doesn't have a pediatric dentist, we can refer you to a great one nearby.
Why Kool Smiles?
At Kool Smiles, our general and pediatric dentists make children feel comfortable before, during, and after their appointment.
Our brightly colored waiting rooms and play areas make our offices the perfect place for kids to have a fun dental experience. Most of our locations even have a playground for younger children to enjoy.
Affordable Payment Options
In regard to payment options, Kool Smiles accepts a variety of plans, including:
- SCHIP and other state insurance plans
- Several state-specific insurance providers
- Debit or credit cards
If you have questions about payment options, be sure to call your local office today to see what plans we take.
Visit Kool Smiles Today
There is no reason for your child to miss out on high quality and affordable dental care. Find a good pediatric dentist today by making an appointment or calling a Kool Smiles office near you.