Pediatric Dental Practice Lake Worth, FL

Routine dental care helps prevent painful tooth troubles in early childhood, but general dentists are not always prepared to deal with younger patients. Pediatric dental providers specialize in treating children and teens. A pediatric dental practice will likely offer services, treatments, and an environment designed specifically for their targeted age group.

A pediatric dental practice is available at Fara Bender DMD PA in Lake Worth and the surrounding area. Our team offers comprehensive care to children and teens. We help patients learn good dental habits while young. Our team also performs a variety of routine and preventative procedures. Call us at (561) 763-9218 to learn more about our services.

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    Our practice does NOT accept: Medicaid, Healthy Kids, or any HMO plans.

    Understanding Different Dental Practices

    Dental practices can take many forms. Some practices come staffed by several providers. Others employ only one qualified dentist. The practice may operate from a small office, or it may be part of a sprawling health clinic. Dental practices may treat patients of all ages, or the practice may only serve certain age groups.

    Pediatric practices specialize in treating children and teens and undergo additional training to work with young children and their developing teeth. They have the knowledge and experience to address childhood dental problems. Many treatments in early childhood are preventative measures that aim to treat conditions before permanent teeth erupt.

    “Pediatric practices specialize in treating children and teens and undergo additional training to work with young children and their developing teeth.”

    Pediatric Dental Staff

    Many pediatric practices employ several dentists. Providers may work on rotation, delivering ongoing care to various patients. Working with several providers offers added scheduling flexibility. Busy families might find it easier to get an appointment at a practice with multiple dentists. However, some families prefer to work with only one provider. Parents who prefer to work with just one dentist should look at the services and type of treatment for an individual dental practice as well.

    Larger dental clinics sometimes hire providers with specialized training. Some practices offer specialty services. On-site specialized services can be a time-saver for busy families. If curious to know what services your dental provider offers, the office staff can help.

    “Parents who prefer to work with just one dentist should look at the services and type of treatment for an individual dental practice as well.”

    Choosing the Right Pediatric Provider

    As parents choose a new provider, cost and accessibility remain important concerns. Insurance companies can provide detailed information about coverage under a dental plan. Ask your insurance provider for a list of pediatric dentists in your area.

    Once you have narrowed down your search, consider your unique needs. Determine your preferred locations and scheduling options. Then look for a provider that matches your priorities.

    As you search, consider asking:

    • What services does this practice provide?
    • What ages does this practice serve?
    • How many dentists are employed by this practice?
    • Will my child see the same dentist during each visit?
    • What are the hours of operation? When is the practice closed?
    • Does this practice offer after-hours or emergency care?
    • What features or benefits are available to young patients?

    Keep in mind that pediatric practices cater to young patients. Some practices offer exciting features like TVs or video games. Others have reward systems to encourage healthy dental habits. Ask the office staff what their practice provides.

    “As parents choose a new provider, cost and accessibility are important concerns.”

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    Pediatric Dental Services

    Pediatric dental providers offer routine services, including:

    • Dental exams
    • Routine cleanings
    • X-rays
    • Dental sealants
    • Crowns, fillings, and extractions
    • Fluoride treatments

    A child’s care plan will always begin with an examination at the start of the appointment. This way, we can see where we need to spend extra time. This time also allows the dentist to better educate patients and parents on improving their oral health to ensure painful and often more costly problems do not ensue down the line.

    “This time also allows the dentist to better educate patients and parents on improving their oral health to ensure painful and often more costly problems do not ensue down the line.”

    Finding a Provider Using Online Tools

    Online search tools can make it easier to find a new pediatric provider. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association can help locate nearby dental providers. However, keep in mind that these tools provide limited information. Some details might be out of date. Before scheduling an appointment, parents must confirm that the provider accepts their insurance.

    Use caution with online review websites. These sites can offer useful tips, but patient reviews are not always accurate. Check with the office staff to confirm that they offer the services mentioned in the reviews.

    “Online search tools can make it easier to find a new pediatric provider.”

    Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatric Dental Practices

    Q. How can I find a pediatric dental provider?

    A. The ADA and the AAPD offer online search tools. Your insurance provider can help, too. Insurance companies keep a list of in-network pediatric dentists. Call your insurance provider or use their online portal to learn more.

    Q. When should my child start seeing a dentist?

    A. Children should receive their first pediatric dentist visit by age 1. Pediatric providers can set up regular dental visits to establish healthy habits. Routine exams and cleanings help your child maintain lifelong oral health.

    Q. Why should I choose a pediatric dental provider?

    A. Pediatric providers undergo specialized training. They receive 2-3 years of additional training after general dentistry education. During this residency period, pediatric dentists study conditions that affect children's mouths. They learn how to put young patients at ease and combat dental anxiety. Pediatric dentists are well-equipped to handle restless or anxious patients.

    Q. How is my child’s treatment plan crafted?

    A. With the help of an evaluation, during each appointment, our team diligently examines your child’s entire mouth, checking for abnormalities in the teeth and gum tissue. We may also question you, the parent, about your child’s oral care habits and products to better make recommendations to sustain optimal oral health.

    Q. How often should my child see the dentist?

    A. Most children should receive dental checkups every six months. Patients with complex dental needs might need to see the dentist more often. Your pediatric dentist can explain how often your child needs an exam and cleaning.

    A. If a problem arises between visits, do not wait. Call the office right away to schedule an appointment. Putting off dental care can lead to permanent tooth damage.

    Quality Pediatric Dental Services Can Transform Smiles

    By visiting us as soon as possible, our team can help get your child the professional treatment they need.

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    Definition of Pediatric Dental Terminology

    Dental Caries
    Dental caries are also known as cavities and result from a lack of proper oral hygiene leaving plaque that forms tiny holes in the teeth.
    Dental Plan
    A dental plan is indemnity insurance combined with a network of dentists with a contract through the insurance company that sets certain services at lower rates.
    Dental Prophylaxis
    A dental prophylaxis is a professional and detailed cleaning that involves the removal of plaque, calculus and stains from the teeth.
    Dental Sealants
    Dental sealants contain a resinous material that we apply to the chewing surfaces of the posterior teeth to prevent dental caries.
    Oral Hygiene
    Oral hygiene is the practice of maintaining the cleanliness of the mouth, teeth, and gums through brushing, flossing, and regular dental appointments.
    Pediatric Dentist
    A pediatric dentist is a dentist that has training in the diagnosis and treatment of the dental problems of children from infancy to young adulthood. Also known as a pedodontist, they work with those with special needs as well.
    Pediatric Dentistry
    The specialty of dentistry where practitioners have special training in providing dental care to infants, children and those with special needs.
    Primary Teeth
    Primary teeth, also known as baby teeth, are a patient’s first set of teeth.
    Preventive Dentistry
    Preventive dentistry is the dentistry that focuses on maintaining oral health in order to prevent the spread of plaque, the formation of tartar and infections in the mouth.
    Preventative Measures
    Measures or steps taken to prevent or delay the occurrence of disease.

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    Choosing a new pediatric provider can be confusing. As you start your search, consider your family's needs and priorities. Look for a provider that offers the services you need on a convenient schedule. Your insurance provider can also help narrow the search.

    Ready to schedule an appointment with a pediatric dentist? Let Fara Bender DMD PA in Lake Worth help. Call us at 561-763-9218 to learn more about our services and policies.

    If you live in the Lake Worth area, call 561-763-9218 for an appointment in our Lake Worth office.

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