Dental Kidz Club
Pediatric Dentistry located in Brea, Corona, Covina, Ontario, Riverside, Chino, & Perris, CA
If you're looking for a dentist for your children, have you considered pediatric dentistry instead of family practice? Children's dental needs change significantly as they grow from infant to teenager, and a pediatric dentist has specific training in caring for these needs throughout each life stage. Dental Kidz Club has a team of friendly, experienced pediatric dentists led by Jihee Chun, DDS, at its locations in Perris, Brea, Corona, Covina, Ontario, Chino, and Riverside, California. Call the practice to schedule an appointment.
Pediatric Dentistry Q & A
What is pediatric dentistry?
When you compare a child's dentistry needs to an adult's, it's easy to see the two are significantly different. Pediatric dentistry is a branch of dental care that focuses specifically on children's dental needs, from infant to teenager.
A pediatric dentist has the same qualifications as a family dentist with an additional two to three years of training in child-specific study. This training equips them with an understanding of child psychology and behaviors, so they can create a treatment environment that even the most boisterous or anxious child feels comfortable in.
The team at Dental Kidz Club does all they can to give their young patients a wonderful experience at every visit.
What treatments come under pediatric dentistry?
Dental Kidz Club offers the full range of dental services children might need while growing up. They include:
- Oral health exams
- Cavity repair
- Orthodontic assessments
- Preventive dental care
- Treatment for dental injuries
- Gum disease management
- Tooth extraction
The team also offers habit counseling to children reluctant to give up thumb sucking or pacifier use and treats dental issues that occur as a side-effect of chronic diseases, such as diabetes.
What makes a pediatric dentist different from a family dentist?
A pediatric dentist treats only children, and you see this from the moment you arrive at any of the Dental Kidz Club offices. The friendly team greets every child with a big smile and warm welcome, and each location has bright, fun décor and plenty of activities to do while a child waits.
The team itself has full training in working with children: how to relate to them, to quickly build rapport, and to explain things in a way a child understands. While a family practice team may have years of dentistry experience, they won't have the specialized skills and expertise that a pediatric dentist has.
Pediatric treatment differs from family dentistry treatment too. The team uses child-friendly dentistry equipment, smaller than the tools used on adults, and treatment is typically non- or minimally-invasive.
Dental care is never more important than during childhood; it can shape your dental health for life. Give your child the best start by choosing a pediatric dentist — call Dental Kidz Club to make an appointment today.