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Are you aware of the branch of dentistry that specializes in a child’s smiles? This is known as pediatric dentistry and features pediatric dentists who have received additional treatment to adequately care for the oral health of younger individuals including infants, children, and special needs patients. For additional guidelines concerning pediatric dentistry, see below:

– A pediatric dentist can not only perform a range of treatments designed for young individuals, but they can even use adult oral health care treatments safely and effectively on children. This can include x-rays, dental sealants, and other professional cleaning treatments and procedures.

– Pediatric dentistry specializes in treating thumb-sucking, baby bottle tooth decay, teething, and other ailments commonly associated with oral health risks in children.

– You should always bring your child in to visit their pediatric dentist before they are 1 year of age to ensure their oral health is progressing as intended.

– Did you know that pediatric dentists have received additional training beyond regular dental school? Pediatric dentists receive an additional 2 to 3 years of training to teach them to perform procedures designed for infants, children, and special needs patients.

No matter which decision for your child’s pediatric dentistry care you choose, Dr. Lisa Richards and Dr. Andrea Miller at Children's Dental Specialists of Lake County will make sure that you receive the care and support your smile requires. If you would like to come stop by our office in Mentor, Ohio, please schedule an appointment at (440)266-1740.