Children’s Dentists, also known as pediatric dentists, specialize in the treatment of juvenile teeth, and can treat children from the ages of a few months to 18 years of age. Children’s dentists focus on creating a friendly, fun environment for children of all ages to become familiar with dental hygiene, treatment, and routines, and to help lay the foundation for a positive dental relationship with healthy, happy teeth that will last them long into their adult years. Children’s dental offices are focused on providing a safe, educational environment for both children and parents, and work hard with the parents or guardians of the children they treat to make sure that their patient’s experience at their office is a pleasant one. Studies show that early treatment of dental issues, and a sound foundation of dental hygiene, can help prevent cavities and other dental issues, like periodontal disease and enamel weakness, later on in life, and can help treat more serious issues, such as bite misalignment and impacted teeth long before more complex medical procedures are needed.
Children’s dentists focus on the long term effects of the care and keeping of you child’s baby teeth as they grow in and fall out, and on making sure that your child has a good oral hygiene routine going forwards. While a traditional dentist focuses on the health of your teeth as a whole and how best to treat your mouth, a children’s dentist will also focus on the emotional impact of dental visits, and how to plant the seeds of good oral hygiene. A children’s dentist is also specially trained to handle some of the unique challenges that come with treating children, such as nervousness around strangers and temper tantrums. A children’s dentists is skilled with calming and talking to children, as well as treating and maintaining their dental health over their entire childhood. Most pediatric dentists stay with the same patients throughout the course of their childhood, and as such become very familiar with the unique challenges and health concerns presented by each child. A children’s dentist goes above and beyond the role of a normal dentist to help take some of the anxiety out of dental visits for both parents and children, and acts as the first instructor of good oral care practices for children of all ages.
A good dentist for your child should have facilities clearly set up for children in the waiting room, and provide indicators of their services on their websites. Doing your research as to which dentist would be the best fit for your child’s unique needs is key to finding the right pediatric dentist. In many cases, online research and word of mouth recommendations are a good way to gauge if a pediatric dentistry office would be the right fit for you. Most dental offices allow you to make an introductory appointment without having to commit to one practice over the others, and a good children’s dentistry office should be willing to answer any questions or concerns that you may have about the treatment of your child at their office. If you go to a dentist’s office for the first time and they do not have any areas set aside for children, whether in the waiting room or in their treatment areas, or you do not feel comfortable with the bedside manner of their dental team, you may want to look into another children’s dentist. While the care and preservation of your child’s teeth are important, you and your child’s comfort with the procedures being done and the treatment being offered are key to building a good relationship between your child and dentist’s office visits. Once you find a dental office that you feel could be a good fit for your family’s unique needs, you should make an introductory appointment to help you and your child adjust to the new office. Most children’s dentists understand the importance of meeting new patients before they begin treatment to help all parties feel more comfortable with the options available to them, and this is especially true if your child has a history of being uncomfortable with dentist’s offices. Here is what to expect at your child’s first few dental visits.
Your child’s first visit to the dentist’s office is usually focused less on treating your child’s teeth, and more on adjusting them to a new practice or new experience. Your children’s dental team will work with you to help prepare your child for their first visit, from explaining each step of the process to them along the way, or using illustrations to help them understand dental hygiene issues, such as brushing, flossing, and cavities. A good children’s dentist will work patiently with your child and answer any questions they may have. Most children’s dentist’s office will allow you to be in the room with your child during the appointment to provide them with a sense of security and to make sure you are aware of any treatment plans that the dentist suggests to better take care of your child’s teeth. For young children, your dentist will go over brushing routines with them, and will suggest a fluoride treatment to help protect their baby teeth. For older children, your dentist will discuss long term plans with you, such as braces if they are needed or any other dental concerns. Clear and open communication with your children’s dentist is key to making sure the dental health of your child is in tip top shape for years to come.
In future visits, your children’s dentist and dental team will help treat and maintain your child’s teeth, as well as detect any potential treatments down the road. If your child will need braces down the road, your pediatric dentist will recommend local orthodontists and update you on any other potential dental health concerns that they notice during their examinations. A good children’s dentists works in tandem with their patients’ caregivers to ensure that they get the best quality of care possible for the unique needs.
If you are looking for a new children’s dentist, call our office to find out more about our pediatric dentistry offerings and set up an introductory appointment today. With a dedicated team of dental professionals committed to the comfort and health of your child, we work hard to take some of the fear out of visiting the dentist for the first time.
Our Dentist Office in Jackson Wisconsin, provides full dental care to clients throughout Okaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties, including the cities of Cedarburg, Colgate, Germantown, Grafton, Hartford, Hubertus, Jackson, Kewaskum, Menomonee Falls, Mequon, Newburg, Richfield, Saukville, Slinger, Thiensville, West Bend, and the surrounding cities.
Dental Services Jackson Wisconsin
✔ PERIODONTAL SERVICES
✔ BRACES AND INVISIBLE BRACES
✔ LASER DENTISTRY
✔ PREVENTION/PATIENT EDUCATION
✔ ROOT CANALS
✔ DIGITAL X-RAYS
✔ CROWNS / BRIDGES
✔ DENTURES / PARTIALS
✔ INTRA ORAL IMAGING
✔ PEDIATRIC CARE-SEALANTS
✔ LATEX-FREE ENVIRONMENT
person Dr. Scott W. Charmoli D.D.S.
business N168W20060 Main St
Jackson, WI 53037