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Should Your Kids See a Pediatric Dentist in Philadelphia?

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There are many capable pediatric and general dentists right here in Philly. How do you decide between a pediatric dentist and a regular dentist for your child?

When a Pediatric Dentist Is Best for Your Child

Pediatric dental offices are equipped to provide dental treatment under unique or sensitive circumstances. They’ll have equipment that helps them safely sedate children. They’ll also have resources for smaller mouths and teeth than what’s usually available in a family practice.

If your child has special needs or requires complex treatment (like a root canal) at a very young age, then seeing a pediatric dentist may be right for him or her.

Why You May Not Need a Pediatric Dentist

Regular family dentists have extensive training in providing dental treatment to small children. Taking your child to a general dentist may be more convenient than taking them to see a pediatric specialist elsewhere. There’s also the benefit of being able to schedule you and your child’s dental visits on the same day.

You may also find that you’ll have greater trust in a dental professional who works with your entire family and knows everyone personally!

Children’s Dentist in Philadelphia

If your child doesn’t have a dentist yet, get started by scheduling a visit for your family at the Dentists on the Square. We’re welcoming new patients and would love to get to know your whole family! We offer all of the fundamental dental services that children need, including:

  • Dental exams
  • X-rays
  • Cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Sealants

If we find something in your child’s smile that requires the help of a specialist, then you can count on us to refer you to the right pediatric dentist. Call today for more information.

Posted on behalf of Dentists on the Square

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  • Marianne M.

    Dentists on the Square is great. I’ve had a lot of work done, and they are by far the best practice I’ve been to. They are preventative in mindset, which makes a huge difference to minimize issues before they are large scale problems. The team collaborates and they are very attentive. And now I walk out after a cleaning with much whiter teeth! My hygienist is amazing!

  • Betty H.

    This was my best experience at a dentist office. The staff was AWESOME!!!!. I had some major dental work done and still the experience was wonderful. Thanks, Bonnie for the warm welcome.

  • Jackie E.

    DOTS is fantastic! I’ve been a long time patient and have referred many friends. Their staff and doctors are attentive, caring and always willing to sit down and plan out treatment and talk through your benefits. Thank you!

  • Heidi S.

    They actually have me excited to get implants. The staff is amazing and extremely kind. Very thorough and comprehensible, even with such a detailed process. Thank you!! I’m very happy to have been recommended to come here.

  • Candace V.

    I highly recommend! The staff is really friendly and nice. I had my wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Roberts and Vince and they are great. I was really nervous to have that type of treatment but they reassured me that I would be okay and made it a good experience. It is so worth it!

  • Angela B.

    My first appointment at DOTS was pretty incredible. I had a traumatic experience at my last dentist three years ago that resulted in my 1) developing severe anxiety around going to the dentist and 2) me putting off my dental health for a while. Everyone at DOTS was incredible and super supportive. Shoutout to the hygienist and dentists there that get their patients through the appointments with humor and professionalism. I think I might actually look forward to the dentist now!

  • Jake P.

    Incredibly knowledgeable and professional staff. Really pleased with my experience! This is now my go to dentist office.

  • Harry G.

    Everyone is very friendly, the office is very clean and well organized. I will definitely be returning for my dental work.

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