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Pediatric Dentist Questions and Answers

Bringing in your children to see a dentist offers the opportunity to have their oral health checked out and any potential problems brought to your attention before they become an issue. Dr. Kocharekar at Best Dental Care offers Pediatric Dental services to Tyler, TX and surrounding areas. Call or book your pediatric dentist appointment.

Pediatric Dentist Near Me in Tyler, TX
Pediatric Dentist Near Me in Tyler, TX

Have you been searching for a dentist that fits your busy schedule for your kids? Looking for a dentist that will work with young children for their first visit or ones that get uncomfortable at the dentist office? Best Dental Care offers pediatric dental appointments, feel confident in your dentist and the availability to see your entire family for their oral health and understands how to best make your child comfortable at the dentist. Best Dental Care is open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM and Saturday by appointment only. Contact us today to book your appointment or to get any questions you may have about pediatric dentistry today!

What is a pediatric dentist?

Pediatric dentists are committed to the oral health of children from infancy through their teen years. Pediatric dentists have the training and qualifications to care for your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood. Children begin to get their baby teeth as early as the first 6 months of life. At Best Dental Care in Tyler, TX offers the ability to see your entire family in regards to their dental needs. Trust your oral health for your family to Dr. Kocharekar at Best Dental Care!

What does a pediatric dentist do?

All cosmetic and general dentists are qualified to care for your oral health. Pediatric dentists specialize in the oral care of infants, toddlers, children and teens. Pediatric dentists are trained to handle the treatment of children under anesthesia and sedation, the treatment of medically compromised children and the management of your kid’s growth and development concerns affecting their mouth, face and head. As well, pediatric dentists are able to handle the essentials like preventative and restorative dental treatments some children require tailored specifically to each individual. At Best Dental Care, we offer pediatric dentistry services as well as cosmetic and general dentistry services to Tyler, TX and surrounding areas.

At what age should a child first visit the dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) highly recommends that every child should visit a dentist by the age of 1 or within six months of the appearance of their first tooth. Primary teeth for children typically begin to come in around 6 months of age. You may be wondering why you need to bring your child in so early to see the dentist, as soon as your baby starts to have teeth coming in, he or she can get cavities. As well, if you notice anything abnormal in your child’s mouth make an appointment as soon as possible.

Tooth decay affects many children each year, by catching any developing tooth conditions early, your dentist is available to help diagnose and treat your child effectively. Take charge of your child’s dental health today can help keep their smile healthy for the rest of their life.

Does Best Dental Care have a pediatric dentist?

Yes, we do! Best Dental Cares Doctor of Dental Surgery Dr. Kocharekar offers pediatric dentistry appointments. Doctor’s professional and caring manner helps with children who may feel uncomfortable, squirm or who won’t sit still. He understands how big of a new experience this may be and Dr. Kocharekar offers an understanding and warm welcome manner towards kids coming into his clinic. During the appointment, the dentist will perform a routine exam to look for any issues like tooth decay, check your child’s gums, jaw and bite as well as look for any other potential problems that may affect their teeth or speech patterns. During the cleaning, the team will be careful to clean your child’s teeth and gums all while advising you on how to best keep them properly clean for your child’s mouth and answer any questions you may have.

At Best Dental Care, if your child’s routine exam goes well, we recommend coming in at least twice a year for routine check-ups and cleanings to keep your child’s oral health in tip-top shape! We serve patients from Tyler TX, Swan TX, New Chapel Hill TX, Noonday TX, Wood Springs TX, Whitehouse TX, and Flint TX.