3 Reasons a Pediatric Dentist Can Help Heal Dental Anxiety in Kids

It’s always important to make sure your child’s oral health is taken care of, but most of the time, the question is, “Who is the right dentist for my child?” Sometimes, it’s a family dentist, but other times, pediatric dentists can be the most beneficial choice for taking care of your child’s teeth.

From specialized training to an understanding of child behavior, pediatric dentists are not only prepared to treat young children but can also provide a welcoming and safe environment that may help them relieve their dental anxiety. Here’s how:

A Pediatric Dentist Has Specialized Training for Oral Care in Children

Pediatric dentists are trained to analyze and keep track of the health of children’s teeth from birth to adolescence. They will be able to follow each child’s oral health progress as they lose their baby teeth and gain their adult teeth. Pediatric dentists are also trained to educate children on how to take care of their teeth without a parent as a child grows up.

A Pediatric Dentist Can Understand a Child’s Behavior

One of the benefits of taking your child to a pediatric dentist rather than a traditional dentist is that a pediatric dentist will understand the child’s behavior and know the right way to handle it at an appointment. If your child cries, gets nervous or feels uncomfortable about any part of their appointment or dental treatment, a pediatric dentist will know how to ease their dental anxiety.

A Pediatric Dentist Creates a Safe Environment for Kids

Pediatric dentistry can also be a place that looks and is kid-friendly. Compared to the typical white walls of a dental office, pediatric dentistry is often colorful and kid-focused, allowing children to feel a sense of comfort, fun, and ease the second they walk into their appointment.

Book An Appointment with a Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Nazila Bidabadi, in MA

Dr. Nazila Bidabadi is the chief cosmetic dentist at Soft Touch Dentistry who specializes in pediatric dentistry. To book your first appointment for your child with her, click here or call to reach Soft Touch Dentistry’s office locations in Brighton (617.782.9250) or (617.332.8146) Newtonville.

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