Being a parent, you should take care of your children’s oral health. When compared with adult teeth children teeth are more prone to fractures and cavity. That’s why it is must to bring your children for regular dental check-ups or at least twice a year. When your children already experience any tooth problem, you should visit the dentist immediately. Many parents do not know that pediatric dentist is not different from a general dentist. Both have the same degree and professional responsibilities. Certification training on how handling children is the only thing differentiating both pediatric and general dentist. Pediatric dentists trained on how to manage children with autism to do necessary procedures.
Points to remember when choosing a dentist for your child:
If you are looking for right Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics clinic for your child, then you should remember following things carefully.
- Qualification and certification:
Always keep in mind that the pediatric dentist you select to care for your child’s oral health must have completed a course in Pediatric Dentistry from a certified institution.
- Active license to practice as a dentist:
They should have a license, which allows him or her to practice as the dental profession in your location. State board offer approved professional dental licenses. Usually, licenses and certification of dentists displayed in the clinic reception area.
- Well-equipped dental clinic:
Never forget to check that pediatric dentist clinic has fully equipped with necessary materials such as an oxygen tank, papoose board, intubation sets, and pulse oximeter.
- Location of dental clinic:
You should also consider location of dental clinic because autistic child must travel that distance to see the dentist. Hence, always consider dental clinic, which is near to your home location.
- Ask around:
Always ask your friends and family member because they may know some good professional pediatric dentists so that they can recommend.
Things you should know before choosing your Orthodontics:
Before choosing orthodontics, you should know following things because it is very important to choose a right dental healthcare provider.
- Are they certified to be an orthodontist?
- Are they experienced and credible?
- Do they offer check-ups for life?
- Do they offer free consultation service?
- Do they have flexible payment options with zero percent interest?
- Do they offer any guarantees?
- Do they offer pediatric dentistry?
- Does treatment quotes include all costs?
- How is treatment cost determined?
- Are reference from other patients is available?
Vishant Nath, DMD is the Owner of Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Northern District Dental Society, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.