Why Choose A Pediatric Dentist?

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What Is A Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist?

If your pediatric dentist is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, like Dr. Heather Sholander, then you can rest assured that your child is receiving the best care available. Certification is a voluntary process involving multiple exams, countless hours of additional education and preparation, and an annual renewal. A board certification is a symbol of dedication to excellence in pediatric dentistry and a doctor’s commitment to their patients and community.

Lifelong Health

Forming The Doctor/Patient Relationship Early

Beginning dental treatment at an early age has a lifetime of benefits. Many lifelong habits are formed at a young age, and early, positive dental experiences can give your child an appreciation for their oral health that results in them taking better care of their teeth and gums. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends taking your child in for their first dental checkup by their first birthday, or within six months of the eruption of their first tooth.

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The Earlier The Better

Establishing A Dental Home For Your Child

What does it mean to have a “dental home” for your child? In this context, the term refers to a regularly-visited dentist, one that your child is able to grow up with, from their toddler years on through their teens. A dental home that your child is comfortable in, with a dentist they trust, results in less anxiety and dental fear, and increased cooperation when it comes to taking care of their dental health. Finding the right dental professional for your family can be difficult, especially finding one that you trust and have a positive relationship with. However, the benefits to doing so are huge, and have a lasting impact on your child’s overall health over the course of their life.

Create Habits That Will Last A Lifetime

Start Dental Visits Early

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