Choosing a Pediatric Dentist

Are you debating if you should take your child to a pediatric or a general dentist? If so, you should consider that pediatric dentists are trained in caring for children’s teeth. Whether it is a regular cleaning or a cavity drilling, pediatric dentists can make children feel more at ease while they are in the chair. This is crucial when it comes to helping children work through their fear of going to the dentist.

At Weaver & Stratton Pediatric Dentistry, our main goal, besides caring for your child’s teeth, is to make sure your child is comfortable while they are in our care. If you are still on the fence about taking your child to a pediatric dentist, take a look below to discover some of the benefits of choosing a pediatric dentist over a general dentist.

Specialty- Pediatric dentists specialize in children’s teeth, and have an additional two year pediatric dentistry residency program past dental school. Not all dentists like working with young children, you can be assured when visiting a pediatric dentist they are comfortable with cleaning your child’s teeth, and have chosen kids for their specialty! A regular dentist might not be able to stay positive when explaining cavities to children, but a pediatric dentist has been trained to speak to children in a positive way. With this background, your child is sure to have an excellent experience when most children dislike going to the dentist.

Dental Habits- Instilling good oral hygiene habits in your children at a young age is always a great idea. When children learn something young, they are more likely to stick with it as they age. A pediatric dentist can convey the importance of brushing teeth daily to your child. By letting your child take responsibility for their teeth when they are younger, they will be more responsible about their teeth later in life.

For an exceptional dental experience choose us as your child’s pediatric dentist. We look forward to caring for your child’s teeth and building a long-lasting relationship as they grow. We are located in Orange Park and Saint Johns for your convenience. Schedule an appointment for your child by calling our office at (904) 264-5437.