What Is A Pediatric Dentist?

What Is A Pediatric Dentist?

It’s those early years where development happens in the blink of an eye! One day you’re concerned with teething and the next you’re talking about braces. There is so much to know about your child’s early oral development, and a pediatric dentist dedicates their time to making sure everything is happening the way it should!

A pediatric dentist specializes in treating your youngest family members, ranging from infancy to adolescence. Pediatric dentists go through two or three years of focused training after dental school to learn the best ways to deal with an array of oral health issues associated with children.

At Baitner Pediatric Dentistry, we also pride ourselves on being able to guide your children to becoming healthy and happy, lifelong dental patients through understanding and age-appropriate education.

Why Are The Primary Teeth Important?

Because children lose their primary teeth, you may not see the significant role they play in future oral health! Also known as baby teeth, primary teeth allow your child to chew and eat properly, create space for permanent teeth, and encourage the development of strong jawbones and muscle.

When not taken care of properly, baby teeth can develop cavities and negatively impact the overall development of your child’s oral health. This can include speech development, severe decay, and more. So, it’s essential that you teach your child how to care for their teeth at home, as well as bring them in to see us at least twice a year!



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