Why Should You Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

Dr. Duffy and patients in Flower Mound

Why should you choose a pediatric dentist in Flower Mound over a general dentist for your children? Is there really a difference in care levels?

You bet there is!

The short answer is that your child will receive specialty care from a dentist specially trained to work with children from a pediatric dentist. Pediatric dentistry is a specialized field of care that trains dentists in childhood development and dental treatment for birth through adolescence.

This isn’t just an emphasis chosen in dental school; it requires an additional 2-3 years of residency training with infants, children, and teens. This comprehensive training teaches a dentist about pediatric needs such as risk assessment, habit counseling (such as pacifiers and thumb sucking), diagnosis of oral conditions and disease, and how to catch little problems early so that they don’t become bigger problems later. Pediatric specialists are also trained to treat kids with special needs.

The Best Pediatric Dentists in Flower Mound

Pediatric dentists such as myself and Dr. Wehr are trained to treat the developing teeth of children. We understand the unique problems that children face, and have a much stronger focus on teaching preventive care and dental hygiene.

Pediatric teams have experience and patience in working with children, too. We focus on creating a positive environment, helping little ones overcome any fear or feelings of unease. Our pediatric team is great at speaking their language and understanding their needs.

Our practice even has a movie theater, Jungle Java, and a tree slide!

Choose a Dentist That Chose to Work With Children

Children are not just small adults; they have different needs and an ever-changing physiology. A pediatric dentist can offer a wider range of treatment options, as well as the expertise needed to provide the best possible care.

Making a positive first impression at the dentist can influence children’s view of dentistry for the rest of their lives, so it’s important to make sure your child is comfortable with the doctor and staff. Pediatric dentists know how to make your child’s visit fun. Most of our patients can’t wait to come back. Imagine — a child who wants to go to the dentist. Now that’s something to smile about!

When the time comes to choose a Flower Mound dentist for your child, choose a pediatric dentist and experience the difference.

Helping Kids Love Dentistry
~Dr. Duffy


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