Children's Dentistry in Mitchellville, MD
Help your child maintain healthy teeth at Magnolia Kid Friendly Dental.
Benefits of Children’s Dentistry
FAQ about Children’s Dentistry
- What ages do you see?
Kid’s dentists are for children as young as six months to a year, to the time the adult teeth are grown in older children.
Some patients stay with their children’s dentist even in their teen years when the adult teeth have grown. A benefit of this is that the dentist personally knows them and their dental history.
You and your child can decide when it’s time to switch to a general dentist.
- What is the difference between a dentist and a children's dentist?
General dentists are for younger to older patients, while a children’s dentist specializes in younger age groups to create, maintain, and improve a child’s dental health.
A children’s dentist is also familiar with ways to help calm a child, and the staff takes extra steps to make sure everyone feels comfortable at the dentist’s appointment. The pleasant atmosphere helps young children who may be afraid at their first dentist visit and also helps ease anxiety for special needs children who may be more sensitive to their surroundings.
- What does kids dentistry do?
Kids dentistry specializes in dental care for children from the infant and toddler stages to teen years. They are trained to work with children through the different stages of childhood to help maintain and treat healthy teeth and gums.
In addition to working as dentists, they work as teachers to help guide children and their parents on ways to form excellent dental hygiene habits at home.
- Should I take my child to a kid's dentist?
You should take your child to visit the dentist by their first birthday or within six months of their first tooth erupting.
Children with complex dental issues, unique to their age group, may also benefit from a kid’s dentist, along with children who have behavioral issues may benefit from specialized care.
One of the biggest benefits of visiting a children’s dentist is the warm and inviting atmosphere that helps children feel comfortable at the dentist, especially if it’s their first visit or if they’re more on the sensitive side.
This initial experience with a children’s dentist helps give your child a pleasant first experience and helps prevent dental anxiety in the future.
- Do children's dentists cost more?
The cost of children’s dentists depends on where you live and the treatment your child receives.
To learn more about costs and insurance coverage for your dental visit, please contact us today.