Your family dentist will be an important figure in your child’s life, so it’s important that you choose wisely! Your child will be visiting this dentist at least twice a year, possibly more, so it’s important they develop a solid and trusting relationship with him/ her. Since this person will play such a vital role in your child’s health, you may be overwhelmed by the decision and pressure to choose the “right fit.”
Your area likely has lots of pediatric and family dentists to choose from.
So how could you possibly narrow down all your options? Your first step should be to ask friends and family for their reccomendations. You should also ask your child’s other medical professionals for referrals. Your child’s pediatrician is usually a great referral source. He/she can point you in the direction of some of the best dentists in the area. And what’s more, if your pediatrician knows your child well enough, they can recommend a dentist who will mesh well with your child’s specific personality and needs. This is especially important since many kids have a fear or apprehension regarding the dentist.