By Meredith Knight
Photo by David Thompson
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 42 percent of children between two and 11 have untreated tooth decay. In fact, cavities are five times more common than childhood asthma and 20 times more common than diabetes. And all that untreated tooth decay can have a negative impact on your child’s health. Now, for the good news. The team at The Dental Specialists-Pediatric Dentistry spend their days educating kids and parents about proactive dental health, getting young patients off on the right foot and setting them on the path toward optimum oral health for a lifetime.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommends children see a pediatric dentist within six months of their first tooth eruption or around their first birthday. Why a pediatric dentist? Because they’ve completed traditional dental school plus an additional two to three years of post-graduate education to learn how to meet the special dental needs of kids. Drs. Adam Preece and Dan Burch are board-certified pediatric dentists serving the children of Dallas County and surround communities. Your child’s experience at The Dental Specialists – Pediatric Dentistry will begin in a kid-friendly environment specially designed to help them feel welcome and at ease.
Drs. Preece and Burch and their staff enjoy a special rapport with young children that begins with taking things slowly and building relationships, so a trip to the dentist becomes something kids actually look forward to. Whether your child’s dental needs are simple or complex, The Dental Specialists – Pediatric Dentistry team knows how to make the experience easy on them. The office includes free Wi-Fi and a wide selection of toys and games for your child, plus a coffee bar and TVs for you. And parents are always welcome in the operatory.
Your child’s safety is also a top priority at The Dental Specialists-Pediatric Dentistry. To that end, they’ve invested in the latest and safest fully digital X-rays, which are not only faster and provide a sharper image than traditional X-rays, but emit up to 90 percent less radiation. Advanced Dentapen technology makes anesthesia injections painless. And Isolite technology offers kids a flexible mouthpiece, throat protection, and continuous suction, making procedures quicker and more accurate, and young patients more comfortable. Each operatory includes a ceiling-mounted TV and intraoral cameras, so you and your child can see everything the doctor sees.
Drs. Preece and Burch have been joined by board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Bryan Henderson. Together, they’re able to help even the most fearful child feel completely comfortable in the chair. Having both specialists under one roof also means they’re more than prepared to serve special needs children to help ensure smooth, productive appointments. And they hold hospital privileges for the times when a hospital environment is more advantageous.
If you’re looking for a dental home for your child, The Dental Specialists-Pediatric Dentistry team is ready to set them on the path toward a lifetime of optimum oral health. Find out more at PedoDentalSpecialists.com. Se habla Español.
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- Endodontic Retreatment
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4880 North President George Bush Highway
Garland, Texas 75040