The Importance Of A Pediatric Dentist – Why It Matters

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Why It Matters

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If you’re looking for a new dentist for your child, should you choose a general dentist or a pediatric dentist like Dr. Alex at Kids Tooth Team? Does it really matter?

The answer is “yes.” We’ll discuss a few of the reasons why it’s a better choice to see a pediatric dentist than it is to see a general or “family” dentist.


The Importance Of A Pediatric Dentist – Why It Matters
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Pediatric Dentists Have The Training To Handle Any Children’s Dental Issue

First, let’s discuss the difference in qualifications between general/family dentists and pediatric dentists. General or family dentists are fully qualified as dentists and receive a DMD/DDS degree, and can treat patients of all ages. However, they do not have a particular specialty or emphasis on children’s dentistry. 

In contrast, pediatric dentists like Dr. Alex at Kids Tooth Team exclusively treat children, usually between infancy all the way to the age of 18. To become a qualified pediatric dentist, a dentist must study under an accredited program for an additional 2-3 years after obtaining their doctorate in dentistry. 

Not only are pediatric dentists more familiar with the unique dental issues that face kids, but they also receive training on how to control their behavior, interact with them more effectively, and educate them about the importance of dentistry. For specialized children’s dentistry, a pediatric dentist like Dr. Alex is the best choice.


We Offer A Full Range Of Pediatric Dentistry Services

At Kids Tooth Team, we offer preventive care like teeth cleanings, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants. But we understand that cavities and accidents happen, so we also provide pediatric restorative dentistry and same-day emergency dental care in Buda, Kyle and the surrounding towns. 

Not only that, but Dr. Alex and the staff at Kids Tooth Team can accommodate children of all ages who have special needs. No matter the age or needs of your child, we’re here to help you get the care you need. 


Chairside Manner Matters – We Help Your Kids Stay Comfortable 

One of the most important reasons to choose a pediatric dentist is that they will be able to relate to your child more effectively, and provide them with information, care, and treatment that’s appropriate for their age.

Dr. Alex loves interacting with kids, and always treats your child with respect. At our office, we use behavior management techniques to make sure your little one stays safe and comfortable in the dentist’s chair, and will not have a negative experience.

A negative experience at the dentist at an early age can cause your child to fear the dentist or develop dental anxiety in the future, so caring, kind, and friendly dentistry is a must-have for young kids.

Contact Kids Tooth Team To Get A Consultation Today! 

Ready to get started at Kids Tooth Team? Don't wait. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Alex and learn more about what we do, just contact us online or give us a call at (512) 523-4774. Dr. Alex would love to meet you and your little one, and discuss the benefits of pediatric dental care in further depth. We’re always accepting new patients, so get in touch now. We have two location: Buda and South Austin.

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