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2785 E Eldorado Pkwy #105 Little Elm, TX 75068

Pediatric Dentist vs. General Dentist Little Elm, TX

Pediatric Dentist vs. General Dentist Little Elm, TX

Pediatric Dentist vs. General Dentist

While a General Dentist will help a child receive the necessary dental care, it will not be as beneficial or specific as a Pediatric Dentist. One major difference between a General and Pediatric Dentist is that a Pediatric Dentist goes through specialized training to treat dental issues within infants, children and patients in their early teens. After completing the typical four-year dental school program, a Pediatric Dentist then completes two more years of residency training to gain the title of a Pediatric Dentist.

  • A pediatric dentist can safely provide an accurate and harmless examination of an infant’s first tooth. Since baby teeth begin to grow as early as 1 year of age, it is crucial for a pediatric dentist to ensure that the teeth grow in properly. A Pediatric Dentist will know best and the earlier a parent’s visits the dentist for their child, the better. Call us to see when the best time to schedule a checkup is.
  • Parents may understand that certain foods affect a child’s dental health, but may be unaware that pacifier use and thumb sucking can also negatively affect a child’s teeth. A pediatric dentist can help to guide parents on breaking these habits with their child at the right time.
  • When it comes to the actual visit, a pediatric dentist can provide a comfortable and child-friendly atmosphere. Children will feel more comfortable in the waiting room and be at ease with our chairside manner.
  • Since children are still developing their teeth, oral hygiene will differ for each child based on the age. A pediatric dentist can go over the best and healthiest oral hygiene technique for the child. Children should not use the same fluoride toothpaste that adults use and will need a gentle tooth brush.
  • Pediatric dentists use specifically-designed tools for children’s dental care. Along with creating a comfortable atmosphere for children, pediatric dentists understand that children are not full-grown adults and need different treatment methods than adults.

 

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Along with providing proper dental care, we strive to help the child build a healthy relationship with dental checkups and oral hygiene techniques. The goal is to educate the parent and child on proper dental hygiene in a fun atmosphere. Instead of judging and lecturing a patient, we spend more time educating the patient.

By creating a positive atmosphere in the dental office, the hope is that the child will feel more comfortable with the aspect of returning for another visit. We can take care of the patient as necessary, parents need to help the child with dental hygiene at home. By working together, we can help the parents ensure that the child receives the necessary care.

To learn more or schedule a dental exam, call (972) 292-2288.

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    • New Era Family & Cosmetic Dentistry was established in 2010
    • We accept the following payment methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa
    • We serve patients from the following counties: Denton County, Colon County
    • We serve patients from the following cities: Little Elm, Frisco, Alvery, Prosper, Crossroads, Oak Point, Lakewood Village, Shady Shores, Lewisville

 

 

 

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DEFINITION OF DENTAL TERMINOLOGY

Dental Restoration
A dental restoration can restore a tooth to heal any damage and bring back functionality in the tooth. Dental restorations can also replace any missing tooth structure and prevent the need for an extraction in the future.
Dental Sealants
Dental sealants protect the child’s teeth from infection with a harmless solution that covers the crown of the tooth. The solution hardens minutes after we place it and is a long-term treatment to prevent tooth decay.
Dentist
A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.
Pediatric Dentist
A pediatric dentist specializes in providing the necessary dental treatment and oral health care for a child to develop healthy teeth. A pediatric dentist will provide a comfortable environment for children while also providing professional and specialized oral health treatment.