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Melissa Pediatric Dentistry, 2613 Sentinel Way, Suite 300 Melissa, TX 75454
Our newly opened pediatric dental office is accepting patients one day a week. More hours coming soon!
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
- Britney, Happy Parent
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What is the difference between a dentist and a pediatric dentist?
A general dentist works with patients of all ages, while a pediatric dentist works exclusively with children and special needs patients.
A pediatric dentist first undergoes the same education and training in general dentistry and then completes years of additional training to provide specialized care.
One of the biggest differences between a general dentist vs. children’s dentist is that the latter gives your family a more personalized, comfortable, and positive experience.
At what age should a child start going to a dentist?
Per the American Academy of Pediatric DentistryGo to AAPD website guidelines, children should start going to the dentist within six months of the first tooth erupting or by age one.
While this may seem early, setting the foundation for your child’s healthy smile is important. Our pediatric dentist, Dr. HeathGo to Meeth the Doctor page, helps parents understand how to best care for their child’s gums and teeth while addressing any abnormalities as early as possible.
Why is pediatric dentistry important?
Pediatric dentistry combines dental expertise, patience, understanding, education, and a dash of fun. By visiting the dentist from a young age, kids learn how to care for their smiles while understanding the importance of dental health.
In addition, pediatric dentists create positive experiences for children, so they continue routine visits and check-ups throughout their lives. Many oral health issues, such as gum disease and cavities, are preventable, so let’s set the foundation for your child’s smile!
Melissa Pediatric DentistryGo to Home page serves children of all ages plus special needs and medically compromised individuals in and around Collin County, Melissa, and McKinney, TX. Schedule an appointmentGo to Contact page today.