A pediatric dentist is specially trained to work with children and must complete a minimum of an additional two years in an advanced education program accredited by the American Dental Association for licensing.
Because a pediatrician cares for a child’s medical needs, it just makes sense for a child to be treated by a pediatric dentist specifically trained to apply their skills for the oral health needs of children throughout their stages of development. Although pediatric dentistry encompasses a variety of disciplines common to other dental specialties, this dental specialty is adapted to the specific needs of children, through age 18 and those individuals with special needs.
As parents, it is very important to maintain the proper oral hygiene in children to avoid serious problems in the later years. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a visit to a pediatric dentist by a child’s first birthday to set the stage for healthy oral care.
In addition to treating dental problems as they occur, they help to avoid future dental issues such as gingivitis and periodontal disease as well as monitoring for orthodontic care. The specialists at Grand Family Dentistry will also educate their young patients on foods and drinks that are damaging, and which should be avoided. Patients will be instructed in the proper method for brushing and flossing their teeth to ensure a healthy smile.
Grand Family Dentistry
2083 3rd St,
Mandeville, LA 70471