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Prevention: A Pediatric Dentist's Main Concern

While pediatric dentistry is well-suited to treat these issues and injuries, its primarily focused on one thing: prevention. As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

As early as the first appointment, a pediatric dentist helps you and your young one practice preventative dentistry. He or she can help you find brushes, toothpastes and mouthwashes that are both healthy and palatable. As your child grows up, their dental routine does, too. A pediatric dentist answers your questions and helps you adapt.

They can also open your child up to a world of dental equipment and procedures that may guard them against threats to their mouth's health, such as: