Children’s oral health is an important step to a child’s overall health throughout childhood and into adulthood. The pedodontists at Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics work on kids aged 9 months to 18 years. As professionals, we are passionate about pediatric dentistry and work to maintain the oral health of our community.
Pediatric dentists have an additional two to three years of training at university pediatric facilities in addition to four years of dental school and four years of college study. Pediatric Dentists learn how to deal with the behavioral aspects of children, how to make them feel comfortable, and to make the experience pleasant. Also, they are trained and qualified to treat special needs patients. Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics has two pediatric specialists on staff to oversee our dental operations.
A pediatric dentist knows the special needs children have when it comes to oral health & oral hygiene. They are familiar with common childhood problems, and can treat the most severe children’s oral health problems. In the state of New Mexico, only Pediatric Dentists are supplied with the options to use Gas Sedation, Conscious Sedation, and Oral Surgeries on children in a local hospital.
To begin with, your child will learn that going to the dentist can actually be fun! Our doctors and staff love children and are specially trained to put them at ease. We teach your children the proper way to take care of their teeth; but just as important, they learn that going to the dentist can be a positive experience. Our offices are designed for kids, with open spacious treatment rooms and televisions equipped with movies to keep them entertained.
At Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics, we encourage parents to be present for their child’s treatment or procedure. We also strive to educate each parent on their child’s oral health needs so they are in a position to make the best decision for their child.
Your child receives excellent care with every visit to our office. Our pedodontists and children’s dentists have the skills and technology to treat your child from infancy to adolescence. Contact us to set up an appointment with a pedodontist today.