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Dental Implants: A Guide for Seniors

If you are a senior considering dental implants, you may have to worry about issues other dental patients don't have to think about. For example, you may need more time to recover after receiving your implants. My name is Jodi, and I've been working with seniors for years. I decided to create this blog to help the seniors I can't meet in person. In this space, I'm going to post entries on everything related to dental implants and seniors. From tips on flossing implants after arthritis has claimed some of your dexterity, to guiding you through the implants-vs-dentures debate, this blog is designed for you. Thanks for reading. I hope you find what you need!



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Choosing a Dentist for Your Child

by Jimmy Carter

It's common for first-time parents to have many questions about their child's dental health. In fact, many usually want to know the best dental clinic for their children.

The first thing worth noting is that growing children may require regular monitoring, tooth removal and teeth alignment dental services. With that in mind, you can easily select a dentist based on the services they offer. Here are three types of dentists you may want to consider for your child.

Pediatric dentist

If your child falls between the ages of 6 months and 14 years, it's recommended to visit a pediatric dentist. Why? Children between these ages are more delicate and may require specialised care, and pediatric dentists are better suited and equipped to handle them. How?

  • Pediatric dentists have specialised training on children's dental health and know how to interact with children. This means your child will be in the best hands possible.
  • Pediatric dentist clinics are furnished with child-friendly tools, equipment and colours to keep children calm and feeling safe.

Family dentist

A family dentist can be a second option. Most are qualified to treat all family members, including children, but it's essential to be picky when choosing a family dentist.

Check what services are advertised and visit the dental clinic to find out whether or not it is favourable for your children. Also, identify the dental treatments required by the adults in your family and compare them to the services offered.

General dentist

Most general dentists offer services like dental examination and diagnosis, teeth whitening, dental cleaning and tooth extraction. These services don't necessarily require much specialisation and could take less than an hour or even half an hour.

There are also services that may not entirely cover your child's needs. However, it's possible to come across general dentists who have furthered their studies and gained specialisation in various treatments that your child may require, for example, teeth alignment.

A dentist that specialises in teeth alignment is referred to as an orthodontist. Most orthodontists treat people of all ages, including children, but you'll still need to consider whether or not the dental clinic is set up in a child-friendly way. As indicated earlier, this is one factor that makes pediatric dental clinics more suitable.

Thus, if a general dentist specialises in a particular area your child may need treatment on, you can consider them for your child. However, choosing a pediatric dentist is always better if you're weighing options, especially for younger children.

Keep these tips in mind when looking for a dentist near you.