Why a Pediatric Dentist?
As a parent, you wouldn’t take your baby to your own medical doctor for checkups, so why entrust your child’s smile to a general dentist. The dental health of children is best cared for under a dentist who is trained in pediatric dentistry. They have the unique knowledge, valued experience and additional training it takes to provide quality dental care for kids. Unlike adults, children have teeth that are drastically changing and developing at a rapid pace. At Alora Pediatric Dentistry, our Napa dentist gives parents peace of mind that their toddler, child and/or teen is under specialized pediatric dental care.
Pediatric Dentistry vs General Dentistry
A primary distinction between a pediatric dentist and a general dentist is education and training. At Alora Pediatric Dentistry, our pediatric dentists have completed their doctorate in general dentistry. However, they have also gone on to receive a specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry, which requires additional years of education and training. This specialized training ensures that our pediatric dentist can meet all types of oral care needs that your child may face as he or she grows, from infancy to adolescence.
Pediatric dentistry also includes a special focus on preventive dental care. For many reasons, including children’s eating habits and beginner brushing techniques, kids are especially prone to decay or cavities. In fact, decay is a leading cause of missed school in the United States. In order to protect your child’s primary teeth and emerging adult teeth, we take a proactive approach in pediatric preventive dentistry. This may include routine checkups and cleanings as well as sealants, fluoride treatments and more.
Is your child anxious or fearful about going to the dentist? This is common. A trained pediatric dentist understands how to provide needed dental care in a comfortable, fun and rewarding environment. Not only are our pediatric dentists trained in children’s oral sedation, but they realize the importance of using a calm approach and building a trusted relationship with your child from the beginning.
By choosing Alora Pediatric Dentistry, you can have confidence that your child’s smile is in good hands. Due to the expansive dental services offered at our Napa Valley office, you can entrust your child’s dental health to a pediatric specialist while getting your own oral health needs met under the same roof. To make it even easier, we provide family block scheduling and a full array of family-centered amenities to enjoy while you are here. Contact our office to make an appointment for the whole family.