What Do Pediatric Dentists Do?

Family sitting outdoors smilingA pediatric dentist is a dentist who specializes in treating children from infancy until their teens. Children may be smaller than adults, but they are not simply small versions of adults. They have unique needs, are often limited in patience, and not necessarily cooperative. A pediatric dentist understands the best ways to keep children comfortable and relaxed during their examination and treatment so that they develop positive associations with dental care and the habits they need to maintain good dental health throughout life.

Our dentists in Hollywood offer skilled pediatric dental care for our youngest patients in offices specially designed to meet their needs. Available treatments include:

• Regular cleanings
• Dental exams
• Dental sealants
• Fluoride treatments
• Dental restorations, including tooth-colored fillings and crowns

Teeth begin to develop in utero, but they do not typically erupt until four to six months of age. These primary teeth help babies learn to eat and speak properly, and require good dental care to stay healthy so that your child continues developing optimally. By early elementary age, your child’s permanent teeth begin erupting. Their dental health continues to be important and can help build a strong foundation for healthy smiles throughout life. Call us to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our pediatric dentist in Hollywood.

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