Why Your Child Should Visit a Pediatric Dentist

February 21, 2018

When it comes to selecting a doctor for your child, chances are you probably went to a pediatrician, right? Well choosing a dentist for your child should be no different. Pediatric dentists are the “pediatricians” of the dental world; we specialize in caring for your little one’s oral health. Once dental school has been completed, pediatric dentists are required to seek additional training that focuses on perfecting dental care for infants, children and teens.

Along with our additional education, pediatric dentistry offices typically provide a more welcoming, kid-friendly environment. This can be important for reducing the chances that dental anxiety forms throughout life. At our Houston pediatric dental office, our practice is equipped with TVs, video games, movies and other fun things that make kids excited about their visit.

Preparing Your Child For Their Dental Visit

When it comes to children and dental appointments, preparing in advance can always make it a better experience. We recommend finding books or even videos that showcase their favorite animals or cartoons visiting the dentist. You can also talk to your child about the dentist, their smile and why dental care is an important part of life.

When your child arrives at Urbach Pediatric Dentistry, our staff would be more than happy to provide them with a tour of our practice and answer any questions they may have regarding dental care, our dental office or even our dentists! During any treatments, our staff always makes sure to thoroughly explain and demonstrate what is happening as this can provide comfort to a curious or nervous child. Once their treatment has been completed, we also take time to answer any additional questions you or your child may have along with discussing proper at-home care.

Looking for a Houston pediatric dentist for your child? Contact Urbach Pediatric Dentistry today to schedule their appointment.