You may have a family dentist you want to bring your child to for their first visit. The difference between a general dentist who treats children and a pediatric dentist is additional education and specialized training to provide the best clinical care and a positive experience. Pediatric dentists complete an extra two to three years of training beyond what is required to practice general dentistry learning how to address the unique challenges associated with treating infants, children and teens including those who are disabled or have special needs. In addition, pediatric dentists are skilled at using smaller equipment designed for a child’s mouth and better understand the intricacies and importance of baby teeth in a growing child.
Unlike the offices of family dentists, our pediatric practice has a futuristic space theme with specific finishings that are shiny and bright to provide a fun and cheerful setting. Dr. Berlin spared no expense when it comes to our facility, and your child will benefit from this every time they come to see us. You also won’t have to worry about our team not knowing how to treat your child- they’ve all been trained in how to make young patients feel comfortable, especially on their first visit.
Yes, a family dentist can treat your child and it might be more convenient for you and your family. But because our office specializes in treating children you will notice that the entire dental visit at Cosmic Smiles is geared to avoid a negative experience for your little one. All children should feel good about visiting the dentist and learning how to care for their teeth. We will do what is best for your child while planting the seeds for their bright & healthy smile!