A visit to the dentist can be a scary experience. Loud noises, whirring tools and bright lights can make your children feel anxious, causing them to shut down or act out. This creates a stressful situation for your whole family, but you shouldn’t have to dread dentist appointments. Love Brushing Dentistry offers pediatric dentistry to help make your children feel excited about a visit to our office.
What Is a Pediatric Dentist?
Pediatric dentists provide specialty care to infants and children through their teenage years. By working with children from an early age, pediatric dentists build a rapport with each patient and their family. This creates a lasting impression that encourages children to maintain healthy oral hygiene habits for years to come.
Pediatric dentists complete four years of dental school, plus an extra two years of training in dentistry for infants, children, teens and children with special needs. Their training includes child psychology and learning the anatomy of a child’s mouth.This makes pediatric dentists highly qualified to provide:
- Infant and toddler oral health exams
- Education on healthy dental habits
- Early assessments for braces and orthodontics
- Information on expected dental changes in children
- Preventative and specialized dental care, including treatments and repairs
Benefits of a Kid-Friendly Dentist
In addition to their specialized knowledge and expertise, pediatric dentists can provide a setting and overall experience that makes your children feel at ease. This makes them a good option if:
- Your children have not yet been to the dentist
Pediatric dentists can help make a good first impression
- Your children are afraid of the dentist
Pediatric dentists are trained to handle children’s emotional and developmental challenges in a productive manner
- You have questions or concerns about your children’s dental care
Pediatric dentists are highly trained in dental care for infants and children
- Your children need dental care beyond basic cleanings
Pediatric dentists can address issues like delayed loss of baby teeth, baby bottle tooth decay, thumb sucking and improper bite patterns
- You’re having trouble instilling healthy oral hygiene habits in your children
Some pediatric dentists offer prizes and incentives for children who maintain good oral health between appointments
Pediatric Dentistry in East Houston
Our Houston office is filled with books, puzzles and games so your children can stay engaged while they wait for their appointment. Our pediatric treatment rooms are colorfully decorated to help alleviate any feelings of anxiety.
During your first visit, Dr. Khavari will get to know you and your children while performing a full dental exam. Love Brushing Dentistry welcomes children as young as six months, but some insurance plans may not cover your children until they’re at least one year old. We recommend contacting your insurance provider before scheduling an appointment for your infant.
We know parenthood is busy, which is why we offer late-evening and Saturday appointments. We also provide family dentistry services so you and your family can get the personalized treatment you deserve. Schedule your family’s appointments all in one day, or come back to a familiar setting for multiple visits.
Call 713-490-2088 to schedule an appointment at our Houston office. We serve patients in Channelview, Baytown, Pasadena and nearby areas of East Houston. We also offer Spanish-speaking dentistry to serve a diverse patient base.