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 Makes a Good Pediatric Dentist?
A family dentist provides the same basic services as a pediatric dentist, like exams, x-rays, cleanings and filling cavities. But if your child has serious problems—such as cavities below the gum line or special health conditions—you may want to take them to a pediatric dentist. A pediatric dentist provides oral health care to children from the time they’re babies, all the way through their teen years.
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 making them feel at ease during any dentistry procedure
- Educate parents on what their children need 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
Not sure if your child needs to see a pediatric or general dentist?
Visit Kool Smiles. We can let you know exactly what your child needs during their first visit. Even if your child doesn’t need a pediatric specialist, you can be certain they will receive good dental care at Kool Smiles, from a dentist with a lot of experience with children.
If your child does need to see a pediatric dentist, good news! Many of our Kool Smiles offices do have pediatric dentists, or we can refer you to a great one nearby.
At Kool Smiles, our general dentists have the skills it takes to make children feel comfortable during their appointment. And our brightly colored decorations and children's play areas make our offices the perfect place for kids to have a fun dental experience. Most of our locations even have a playground!
Kool Smiles accepts Medicaid, state insurance plans, Tricare, several state-specific insurance providers, and more. There is no reason for your child to miss out on high quality and affordable dental care. Just click here to make an appointment or call (855) 854-3621 today and make sure your child has access to a good pediatric or general dentist!