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Why Pediatric Dentistry is Important

The average children begin to lose their baby teeth around the age of six. Over the next several years, they will slowly start losing more baby teeth and replacing them with adult teeth.

Our adult teeth develop slowly, and most people will not have all of their adult teeth until they are young adults.

What specifically does a pediatric dentist do? Read the blog and learn why pediatric dentistry is important.

Child-Friendly Environment

Around half of adults have some anxiety about dental visits, and the rate among children is almost certainly higher. For this reason, providing a child-friendly environment and reducing their anxiety is important.

This is part of the reason there are often many toys at pediatric dentist clinics. Pediatric dentists and staff are specially trained to interact with children and ease their fears of having dental treatment.

Having Good Dental Habits

Having good dental health requires diligence, and the best way to build a good habit is to start early. Regular dental checkups can help improve dental hygiene and encourage good dental habits at a young age.

Perhaps you remember going to the dentist as a kid and being allowed to pick out your own toothbrush and toothpaste at the end of the visit. Little things like this can go a long way toward getting children in the habit of brushing their teeth.

Specialized Knowledge

Pediatric dentists are trained to deal with children’s teeth and specialize in improving dental health for children.Children’s teeth are much smaller than those of adults, but since they are trained, they can treat cavities and address other issues better than a regular dentist.

The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry

Proper dental care is important at any age, and pediatric dentistry helps children keep healthy teeth.

If you want to learn more about pediatric dentistry in the Calgary area or make an appointment, contact us at Northland Village Dental Centre.


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