Both general dentists and pediatric dentists are trained to care for young children and will be patient and caring toward your child.
General dentists treat people of all ages, however, some general dentists don’t see children under the age of three. If your child is over the age of three, there’s a good chance that the dentist you see will agree to see your child too. If your child is younger than age three, you may need to call a few dentists before you find one who will see your child.
Pediatric dentists treat only children, just as pediatricians are medical doctors who treat only children. Pediatric dentists have special training to treat children from when they are infants through their teenage years.
There are many ways to find either a general dentist who treats young children or a pediatric dentist who only treats children.
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