When it comes to your child’s oral health, finding the right dentist is important. You want someone who understands how to create a safe, welcoming atmosphere for your little ones while also being an expert in dentistry just for children. At Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan, we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of benefits for families who choose to see us for their child’s dental needs. But why choose a pediatric dentist over a general family dentistry provider? 

Kid Friendly Staff and Atmosphere 

One of the biggest advantages of using a pediatric dentist is that our staff and atmosphere are kid-friendly all day every day. From our welcoming waiting room to our experienced and understanding team, we know how to make children feel comfortable during their dental visits. Our team does not switch between adult dental procedures and kid-specific procedures throughout the day.  Kids and adults need totally different types of dental care, instrumentation and chairside care.  By focusing only on kids, this helps create positive experiences for your child, which can lead to better dental health down the road.  Kids also do very well seeing other kids be successful at the dentist.  Our dental office is designed to allow children to have sight of other children having successful dental care so there is a shared experience that can help kids that might be a little nervous about seeing the dentist. 

Experts in Developing Smiles 

Our team of children’s dental experts is also skilled in developing smiles. As children grow, their dental anatomy and health needs change. From baby teeth to adult teeth, we have the expertise to monitor the growth and development of your child’s teeth and jaws.  The timing of recommendations to see a specialist like an orthodontist can be the difference between simple and predictable treatment and more complicated treatments to resolve issues that could have been prevented.  Our pediatric dentists have expertise in referral timing due to their extensive knowledge of normal growth and development.  By starting at exactly the right time, we can catch any issues before they become more significant, helping ensure a beautiful smile for your child’s future. 

Services for Emotional, Behavioral, and Physical Needs 

A great pediatric dentist will also offer a higher level of care for emotional, behavioral, and physical needs in children. We understand that every child is different, and our team is experienced in catering to each child’s unique requirements. From specialized equipment to modified procedures, we work hard to create an experience that is comfortable and safe for your child. 

Age Appropriate Education 

Kids need age-appropriate oral hygiene education. Our team takes the time to explain dental procedures and health to children in a way that they can understand. This helps ensure that children (and their parents) know how to care for their teeth properly, leading to healthier smiles in the future. 

Pediatric Resources Not Available in General Clinics 

A pediatric dental specialist usually has resources that are not available in general dental clinics. Our practice is dedicated to caring for children and helping them have the best possible oral health. This includes access to specialized resources, equipment, and procedures that can’t be found at a typical family dental office.  We even have hard earned and valued relationships with local hospitals when truly special care is required for a child. 

Early Screening to Prevent Issues Before They Start  

Choosing a pediatric dentist is an investment in your child’s oral health. From early screenings to emotional support, we offer a wide range of benefits that help create positive dental experiences for your child. If you’re looking for a trusted partner for your child’s oral health needs, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan is here for you.