In Tulsa and all over the country, every family faces the importance of childhood dental hygiene. At Midtown Dentistry, we understand that every dental experience, for a child, is a fine-tuned science. Suddenly, your child is being introduced to a world that is very new and different from what they’re used to. Plus, with the fairly invasive procedures that are sometimes require, this process can be far different from the life experiences your child has become accustomed to. Because of this, choosing the right pediatric dentist for your family—of which Midtown Dentistry has available, can make all the difference when it comes to your child having a positive or negative experience. At Midtown Dentistry we feel fortunate to have experienced years of success with countless different childhood personality types.
In order for your family to choose the right pediatric dentist for your child, it is important to know the difference between a general dentist and one who specializes in pediatric dental care, as well as the specific focus for each one. Adult dental issues usually focus around a lifelong decline of their teeth while the focus for children lays in the future prevention and protection of their teeth. While both dental practices are generally skilled in both areas of dentistry, each one specializes in specific oral programs and functions, which is why we have both general dentists and pediatric ones.
A pediatric dentist focuses on:
- Early dental evaluation
- Proper teeth cleaning program
- Preventive dentistry evaluation and process
- Teeth extraction
- Teeth alignment to avoid future issues
A general dentist focuses on:
- Fillings, root canals and extractions
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Crowns, bridges, full and partial dentures
The following tips will help you in your search to find the right pediatric dentist for your child:
Check with your insurance – always check with your insurance carrier to make sure the dentist you seek is covered by your insurance. Ask for two or three located near where you live.
Research – the internet is a great place to learn about the dentists you have selected. Google their names to find out what reviews have been posted. Facebook is also a great place to look, to see if each pediatric dentist has an updated Facebook page, and/or ask on Facebook if any of your contacts have ever heard of any of these dentists.
Certifications – are any of these dentists a member of The American Board of Pediatrics? Have any of these dentists received any other awards or recognitions?
Emergency Care – this is always an added benefit, particularly when it comes to children, who typically need help with dental issues immediately.
Personality and atmosphere – children are very sensitive and aware of their surroundings, particularly when it comes to introducing a new environment that sometimes introduces new, very different experiences. Make sure the dentist is experienced and comfortable and even dedicated to creating an experience that is positive for your child.
At Midtown Dentistry, we are very proud of the work we do. We are thankful for the positive reviews we continually receive from our patients, including those families with small children. In the Tulsa area, call Midtown Dentistry today at, (918) 743-8539.