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If you are a parent, you probably understand that it’s important for you to keep your child healthy and strong. Naturally, one of the best ways to keep your child healthy is by protecting their teeth. We recommend that you start cleaning your child’s mouth even before their first tooth erupts. About six months after their first tooth comes in, please schedule an appointment with our team. However, do you know when you should you visit a general dentist instead of a pediatric dentist?

In reality, either option is a good one. However, a pediatric dentist has additional education, specifically on dealing with toddlers, children, and teenagers. In fact, pediatric dentists have to complete an extra two years of training. During this time, pediatric dentists will learn to treat children well and will learn more about how your child’s teeth should develop. Pediatric dentists are also trained to keep children comfortable when they visit the office, which makes these appointments more enjoyable.

As you may already know a pediatric dentist is trained to work with all ages of children. This means that they have the training for specialized treatments and will help you understand how you can help your child with their oral care. Our pediatric dentist will also examine and assess your child’s teeth and help keep them strong and healthy.

To learn more about the benefit that comes from pediatric dentistry in South Jordan, Utah, please give Copper Cove Pediatric Dentistry a call at 801-446-2080. Our dentist, Dr. Troy Hardy, and the rest of our team will be happy to answer any of your questions and to inspect your little one’s teeth. We look forward to hearing from you soon.