Choosing a Dentist for Your Child

Choosing a Dentist for Your Child

As parents, we want our children to have a lifetime of healthy smiles, so choosing the right dentist is an important decision.

As parents, we want our children to have a lifetime of healthy smiles, so choosing the right dentist is an important decision. When choosing a dentist for your child, keep in mind that pediatric dentists specifically specialize in treating children.

Pediatric dentists double as kid experts. We are trained to treat even the littlest patients, making them feel comfortable and safe during their visit. At Dentistry for Children offices, we take our time to make sure that our patients are at ease before we start any treatments or cleanings. From entertainment-packed offices to specialized care, pediatric dentists at Dentistry for Children utilize kid-friendly techniques to understand the needs of little teeth.

Children have unique dental needs that require specialized care and attention as they grow. Just like the rest of their bodies, teeth are constantly moving and changing throughout childhood. Pediatric dentists can expertly address cavities in baby teeth, issues regarding thumb sucking or bottle feeding, and mouth protection for growing teeth when playing sports.

As pediatric dentists, we are not only trained in treating children’s teeth, but we are also well-versed in children’s behavior. Pediatric dentistry offices have a trained pediatric dental team, including hygienists with extensive experience in seeing kids, to help your child feel at ease from start to finish during their visit. Additionally, most pediatric dentistry offices are trained to treat children with special needs.

Pediatric dentists take an educational approach to prevention to teach patients how to take care of their teeth from a young age. Part of our approach at Dentistry for Children is to walk through the process with each patient, discuss tools and instruments during their visit, and observe them demonstrate how they will take care of their teeth. Involving the patient in the cleaning or exam provides transparency in the process and eases the anxiety typically associated with going to the dentist.

Pediatric dentists are here to establish a positive experience and set patients up to have healthy smiles for life. We are here to help your child feel good about their smile – and hopefully the dentist, too. We welcome kids from birth to young adulthood. Going to the dentist can be fun!

About Dr. Shilman: Lisa Shilman, DDS, is a board-certified pediatric dentist with Dentistry for Children Georgia at their Roswell location. Dr. Shilman received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University College of Dentistry and completed her pediatric residency at Maimonides Hospital. Dr. Shilman is fluent in English, Russian and Spanish, and enjoys gardening, cooking, and traveling in her free time.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Shilman or one of our other pediatric dentists by visiting or calling 770-692-1000.

Paid for by Dentistry for Children.

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