From the time we cut our first tooth, our dental health contributes to a high quality of life. Our teeth affect how we smile, eat, laugh, speak in public, and even the way we feel about ourselves. A pleasant smile is a sign of attractiveness and confidence, even for children.
Dental problems tend to have long-term effects. This is why regular dental check-ups and seeking dental care as soon as a problem is detected is so important. The habit of good oral hygiene and regular dental care is typically learned when we are children.
Because children are still developing, and their permanent teeth have yet to arrive (or are just coming in), children have special needs and require a different type of dentistry than adults. For example, cavities are common in children but gum disease is not. Many children need braces to help straighten misaligned teeth.
If you have children, you should consider taking them to a pediatric dentist. A pediatric dentist is a dentist who specializes in the care of children’s teeth.
Many Americans who can’t afford the expense of the pediatric dental care available at home have found that they can take their children to Los Algodones, just south of the border of Arizona, to find affordable pediatric dentistry. In fact, many families from Yuma, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, and Tucson bring their children to Los Algodones for routine dental care.
However, when it comes to your children, quality comes first. Here’s what to look for in a pediatric dentist.
- Do they have special training in pediatric dentistry? Most dentists will work on children, but you are seeking a specialist who has dedicated their career to working with children.
- Do they have the backing of an international organization with experience in dental tourism?
- Is the dentist fluent in English? Your child needs to be able to communicate easily with his or her dentist. We recommend dentists that are fluent in English and who work regularly with American and Canadian patients.
- Does this dentist establish rapport easily? There is a human element in every relationship that’s impossible to quantify. Does he or she make you feel at ease? Is the office child-friendly? Most importantly, how does the dentist make your child feel?