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What is a Pediatric Dentist?


Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. And just like you would take your child to a pediatrician instead of a general doctor, you should take your child to a pediatric dentist instead of a general dentist. Why? Because pediatric dentists possess the experience and qualifications that are necessary to take care of your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth from infancy through their teenage years.

What Kind of Training Do Pediatric Dentists Have?

To ensure the best dental care for your child, pediatric dentists have completed at least:

  • 4 years of dental school.
  • 2 additional years of specialized residency training in dentistry for infants, children, teenagers, and children with special needs.

That extra training allows your child to have the best experience possible while you have the peace of mind that their care is handled by an expert.

Why Should My Child See a Pediatric Dentist?

Since every child is unique in their own special way, a pediatric dentist has a wide range of approaches to help a child successfully complete any dental treatments they may need. Unlike general dentists, they take a friendlier approach to oral health care and possess a deep understanding the growth and development of your child’s smile throughout their adolescence. Without this type of specialized care, you risk your child suffering from tooth decay, gum disease, and a lifetime of pain and other complications.

Where Can I Find a Pediatric Dentist?

If you’re looking for the best pediatric dentist for your child, you’ve found it right here at SmileLYNN Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Lynn has the experience, skill, dedication, and personality to guarantee nothing but high-quality, comfortable dental care for children of all ages. Begin your child on the path towards a lifetime great oral health and awesome smiles by contacting SmileLYNN Pediatric Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lynn today!