Pediatric dentistry is one of the fastest growing dental specialties, which means you have plenty of choices when it comes to your little one’s dental care. So how do you know who to trust with your child’s smile? Below are three questions you should ask your pediatric dentist before you commit to one for your child.
1. How Should I Care for My Child’s Baby Teeth?
Baby teeth are very important for your child’s development. Even though they’re temporary, they help your child eat and communicate in their early years, while also making space for adult teeth to grow in as your child’s jaws grow to their adult size. Baby teeth require special care. When your child is a baby, you can wash their teeth with a clean, wet washcloth, eventually brushing their teeth with a special toothbrush and toothpaste.
Your pediatric dentist should be able to provide instructions on how to care for your child’s teeth throughout all of your child’s unique life stages. Their comprehensive service offerings should be tailored to young patients to provide for flexibility and accurate care. We have a wide range of services to take care of growing smiles and to accommodate the different maturity levels of children. Our dentists have also been trained to take care of patients with special needs.
2. Is Your Office Both Modern & Kid Friendly?
A pediatric dental office should be designed with amenities that will make kids feel comfortable going to the dentist. Some of the things we do in our office are provide warm blankets, iPads with games, WiFi and Netflix. All subject to parent approval, of course. But a pediatric dental office should also have the latest equipment and modern, state-of-the-art technology so they can provide the most accurate care possible. X-rays play a very important role in professional dental care, allowing the dentist to understand how a patient’s teeth and jaws are developing even under the surface to anticipate any future issues. Your pediatric dentist should have digital X-rays and take all necessary safety precautions.
3. Do You Offer Flexible Financing Options?
Twice yearly dental appointments are vital to one’s oral and overall health. It’s important that your pediatric dentist office has flexible financing options to accommodate your budget so you can get the care your child needs and deserves without breaking the bank. At Shaenfield Pediatric Dentistry, we proudly offer flexible financing to our patients! We accept Medicaid and CHIP and are insurance friendly as well.
Pediatric Dentistry in San Antonio, TX
Looking for a pediatric dentist for your child in the San Antonio area? Contact Shaenfield Pediatric Dentistry to learn more about our office and to schedule an appointment for your child today! Our friendly, expert team would be glad to answer any questions you may have before your visit. We look forward to seeing you!