Differences Between Pediatric and General Dentistry

Most families have a pediatrician who looks after their children’s overall health, but not everyone takes their child to see a pediatric dentist. Like a pediatrician, a pediatric dentist specializes in the oral health of children and teenagers.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children first see a dentist as early as six months of age and no later than their first birthday. During this time, your child’s baby teeth will come in and your dentist can examine the health of your child’s first few teeth. From this first visit, it is recommended that your child visit the dentist every 6 months.

Despite the availability of pediatric dentists and the importance of visiting the dentist at a young age, some only take their children to the general dentist, or worse, never take their children to see the dentist at all. And while a general dentist can provide care to your child, there are several advantages that a pediatric dentist can provide.

In this article, we’ll discuss those differences and explain why your child will benefit from seeing a pediatric dentist.

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