What is a Pedodontist or Pediatric Dentist?

A pedodontist (or pediatric dentist) is a dentist who specializes in children’s oral health. Kool Smiles recognizes that children typically require a little extra reassurance and patience when receiving dental care. We’ve partnered with kid-friendly dentists across the U.S. to ensure that even the most fretful children get the high-quality dental care they deserve and leave the dentist feeling cool and confident.



Benefits of Pedodontist Dentists

Pediatric dentists offer all types of children’s dental care, including:

  • Education – Caring for your child’s teeth is different than caring for your own. A pedodontist can share insider tips on caring for your child’s teeth – from brushing and flossing, to fun oral health activities like songs and coloring pages, to proper nutrition.
  • Preventing long term problems – Dentists are specially trained to spot potential problems (including jaw and bite issues) early. It’s best to correct these sorts of issues before they cause more issues.
  • Preventative treatments – Routine cleanings and fluoride treatments can prevent common problems like cavities and gum disease.
  • Repairing damaged teeth – If your child’s tooth gets chipped, damaged, or knocked out, a pediatric dentist can set out an action plan to minimize long term damage.



Choose a Kool Smiles Partner Dentist for Your Child’s Dental Care

At Kool Smiles, we believe all children deserve top-quality dental care, regardless of location or family finances. Kool Smiles Kids Club’s partner dentists accept Medicaid, TRICARE, CHIP (former SCHIP), CareCredit, credit, debit, and cash. When you choose a Kool Kids partner dentist, you can rest assured that your child’s teeth are in qualified, caring hands.



HealthyChildren: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/health-management/pediatric-specialists/Pages/What-is-a-Pediatric-Dentist.aspx