Your Pediatric Dentist in Las Vegas
Children are not miniature adults. They require specified health care for growing bodies, and this extends to the area of oral health. Our pediatric dentist in Las Vegas (formerly referred to as a pedodontist) focuses on dental care for children from birth through adolescence. In addition to 4 years of dental school, a pediatric dentist must complete a rigorous, two-year residency where they study child psychology, techniques for working with the special needs population and specified care for kids. At Dr. B’s Pediatric Dentistry for Children, we emphasize the establishment of trust and confidence between doctor and patient.
Kids often find it more difficult to be patient and cooperative during dental procedures and for this reason pediatric dentists are trained to examine and treat children in ways that make them feel more comfortable. The office design and equipment are carefully planned to meet the needs and tastes of your little ones. Humans are born with 20 primary teeth, each of which are important for the development of speech, face structure and eating habits. Although temporary, these “baby” teeth hold space for permanent teeth to come in properly.
Both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend that a dental visit take place within six months after the arrival of the first tooth, or by a child’s first birthday. At Dr. B’s, we counsel parents and children in preventative pediatric dental care: teaching our patient families how to make teeth strong, the importance of developing healthy eating habits, and other ways to prevent disease from occurring. In our friendly office we love to see happy kids leaving their appointments with a smile . . . because healthy smiles contribute to the social, scholastic and physical welfare of your lovable children.