Pediatric dentists complete two or three years of additional specialized training beyond the required four years of dental school, which includes study in child psychology, growth and development. Their specialization allows them to provide treatment for a wide variety of children's dental problems such as tooth decay, crooked teeth and emergency care. Corridor Kids Pediatric Dentistry is specifically designed for treating children from infancy through adolescence as well as the medically and physically compromised.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child's first visit to the dentist should be no later than twelve months of age. This visit will enable Dr. Vargas to evaluate your child and discuss proper oral hygiene. In addition, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that most children visit the dentist at least twice per year, with some children needing more frequent care because of increased risk of tooth decay, unusual growth patterns and/or poor oral hygiene. Primary teeth are necessary for proper chewing, speech, development of the jaws and esthetics. Care of the primary teeth is important not only for proper function, but also to avoid a number of unpleasant conditions, such as pain that results from neglect.