Our Dental Director, Dr. Ken Markel, has over 38 years of experience in pediatric dentistry, and all our Dentistry For Children Doctors - East and Westside Office - have 2-3 years of additional specialized dental training to keep children’s dental needs in mind. We can all relate to fears of seeing a dentist. But imagine a dental exam from your child’s perspective. We believe that tiny mouths deserve tiny tools and gentle treatment.
We offer : x-rays, teeth cleanings, dental surgeries if necessary – all on a child’s level. We can alert you to ways to help your child avoid the tooth decay that can lead to uncomfortable cavities. We continue to treat children’s teeth as they mature through their teen years.
One of the first questions most parents have when it comes to bringing their child to a pediatric dentist, does it cost more? Bringing your child to a pediatric dentist typically does not cost you any more money than if you brought them to a general dentist. In fact, you will most likely save money (have a look at our membership plan options!).
Your child’s first dental visit is not nearly as overwhelming as it may seem now. This is especially true when you opt for a Dentistry For Children dentist. Most people find that they love taking their children to a pediatric dentist because they get more specialized care and the experience that is needed when working with youngsters.
By bringing your child to Westside Family Dental, you will help get your child off to a great start and help provide them with oral health habits and benefits that last a lifetime. Ultimately, this will save money by having less cavities and requiring less dental work in both the short and long-term.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics, both recommend that the first dental visit should take place by the time your child is one year old, once their first tooth has erupted, or whichever one takes place first. Prevention is the first line of defense when it comes to a healthy mouth. Taking your child this young to the dentist is the most effective way to ensure their oral health is off to a great start.