Johnstown Family Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

Gentle Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentist Service in Johnstown, OH

Pediatric dentistry is a dental specialty focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral health problems in children. As a general dentist we also treat children, and if there is a need to refer a patient to a pediatric dentist we will do so.

Did you know…

that early childhood caries truly the most widespread chronic condition among American children? Remarkably, it surpasses even common childhood ailments like asthma in its prevalence. More so, when tooth decay and gum disease take root at an early age, they tend to evolve and persist, possibly resulting in enduring oral health challenges. It’s a concern that touches the heart, emphasizing the importance of nurturing our children’s oral health from their earliest moments.

Frequently Asked Questions

What ages of children do pediatric dentists treat?

A pediatric dentist provides gentle and nurturing care for patients from the moment they’re born until they blossom into young adults. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry lovingly advises that our little ones should embark on their dental health journey by their first birthday, around the time when their very first tooth emerges. Throughout their childhood, regular visits to the pediatric or general dentist are encouraged to lovingly safeguard them against tooth decay and gum disease, ensuring their smiles stay bright and healthy.

What type of training does a pediatric dentist have?

A pediatric dentist holds the same qualifications as a family dentist but brings something extra special to their practice: two additional years of dedicated training focused on the unique oral care needs of babies, children, teens, and children with special needs. This extensive training enables them to deeply understand not just the dental aspects of a child’s health, but also their psychological and emotional well-being. Their expertise allows them to provide care that is not only effective but also compassionate, ensuring that every visit is a positive experience for both the child and their family.

How can I make a pediatric dental appointment?

Our team is here with open hearts to guide you in arranging your child’s first appointment. Just give our office a call, and one of our kind staff members will be delighted to help you schedule your little one’s visit. We’re dedicated to ensuring your child’s experience with us is as comfortable and reassuring as possible, enveloping them in care from the moment you reach out. When you call, if we feel your child should see a specialist pediatric dentist, we will refer you to one.

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(740) 967-6046

370 West Coshocton St.
Johnstown, OH 43031
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