August 22, 2022
Mothers often spend time looking for a pediatric doctor, learning what to expect during the first year, and how to potty train. Women get pamphlets in the mail about formula, diapers, and the importance of routine check ups. But what about your child's teeth?
If you are like most parents you just figure you will take your child to your family dentist, after all, they are dentists. But is this the best choice? Did you know a Pediatric Dentist goes to school 2 years longer than a General Dentist? In that time we go into depth about how to work with children and the different challenges kids might have when it comes to a healthy mouth. We learn techniques to help children feel comfortable, help manage their anxiety, and teach them about how to care for their teeth.
As a Pediatric Dentist and a father, I understand how overwhelming parenthood can be. At the end of the day we all want what's best for our child; to make sure they grow up happy and healthy. As parents, we stress about providing a good education, making sure they go to sleep with food in their bellies, and a roof over their head. Deciding on a Pediatric Dentist shouldn’t be something you stress about.
Whether you are a new parent and have questions about baby teeth and what to expect when your baby is teething, or you have a child with special needs you can be confident in knowing a Pediatric Dentist is specialized in providing the best care for your child.
My father, Dr. Gregg Baker, was a pediatric dentist. Watching him care for people in our community and make a difference in their lives left a lasting impression on me. I knew I wanted to follow in his footsteps. I learned that passion is what fuels a Pediatric Dentist to take on the responsibility of helping your children feel comfortable, and to help them begin long and healthy relationship with their teeth. I have found my path in life each time I see a smiling face greet me in the chair, and then a larger and happier smile wave goodbye when we are done.
So many people have questions about Pediatric Dentistry and how we differ from other doctors and dentists. I know I can’t clear them all up here, but I do want to address one. Pediatric Dentistry is a specialty practice without the extra cost usually entailed with a specialist. The only extra you will notice is in the extra care we provide to your child, the extra attention you will receive as their parent, and the comfort you and your child will feel when you come into our office. We look forward to seeing you soon!
I would be happy to answer more of your questions on our blog at https://bakerpediatricdentistry.com/ , or give our friendly office a call at (208) 524-0644 so we can assist you.
-Dr. Thomas Baker of Baker Pediatric Dentistry