As parents, we want the best for our children, including choosing the best dentistry for kids. Excellent dental habits at a young age set children up for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Dr. Nikhaar Keshwani and her Babcock Family Dental team are ready to maintain your children’s smiles from infancy and beyond.
According to children’s dentistry guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, parents should schedule a children’s dentistry visit at least every six months to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental health problems. Plus, at every dental visit, kids dentist Dr. Keshwani takes time to educate children and their families about how to care for their child’s smile at their current stage of development in kid-friendly language.
While some use the terms “family dentist” and pediatric dentist” interchangeably, they are two different professions. Children’s pediatric dentistry solely focuses on treating children. Typically, they spend a few more years at dental school to learn more about kids dental issues. Pediatric dental offices are only for kids. Still, pediatric dentists usually stop seeing your children when they hit a certain age.
On the other hand, family dentistry can take care of all family members, regardless of age. For many reasons, family dentistry for your kids can be a great option. Family dentists are still capable of caring for your kids and can keep them cavity-free for life.
Furthermore, studies support that familiarity breeds comfort and enjoyment. By choosing family dentistry for children, parents actively make a favorable decision that could carry on into adulthood. When kids see the same familiar faces at Babcock Family Dental, chances are that they will grow more and more comfortable with dentistry as they get older.
It’s normal for parents to ask their kids dentist questions regarding their children’s oral health, and over the years, Dr. Keshwani and her knowledgeable team have answered countless questions. So, we’ve composed a list of the most asked questions. Even if we didn’t list the answers to your questions here, please feel free to bring them with you at your next children’s dentistry appointment at Babcock Family Dental!
As a rule of thumb, most dentists suggest scheduling your child’s first dental visit when their first tooth emerges or before you celebrate their first birthday (whichever comes first).
Although some parents might feel apprehensive about taking care of their children’s baby teeth since they will soon be replaced with a fresh set of adult teeth, baby teeth matter just as much as adult teeth. Baby teeth pave the way for how permanent teeth form. Plus, they help your child eat, speak, and perform other daily functions.
Nowadays, it might seem like a lot of kids have braces. Therefore, it’s natural to wonder if your kid might need them too. Dr. Keshwani can let you know at an early orthodontic screening.