Dr. Jacob Meyers Provides Comfortable & Friendly Dental Care for Children
The earlier good oral hygiene habits are learned, the more likely they are to stick. By getting your child in to see the dentist at a young age, you are setting him or her up for a lifetime of healthy teeth, which can help to avoid all kinds of other health issues. Dr. Jacob Meyers and his team are happy to provide top-quality East Lansing/Dewitt pediatric dentistry services.
What Makes a Pediatric Dentist Different?
Isn’t it possible to get the same services if you take your child to a general dentist? That depends. The training for general and pediatric dentists is actually a little different. Pediatric dentists take a couple of extra years to complete specialty courses that focus on treating children with special health care needs. Many of these extra courses are done on a completely voluntary basis. While general dentists certainly have enough training to help adult patients, pediatric dentists have received additional extensive training on catering to the special needs of young patients.
Why Is It Important to Take Your Child to a Pediatric Dentist?
Children’s teeth are not like adult teeth. Because their teeth are different, children deserve specialized care from their dentist. A general dentist might be able to help with general care, but you’ll want to take your child to a pediatric dentist if you want a particular focus on development and identification of potential issues early on. We are pediatric dental specialists, and our top priority is to provide a calm and positive experience for every child who visits our practice.
Developing Good Oral Hygiene Early On
Ideally, children should have a first dental visit when their teeth start to erupt or by their first birthday. This helps us to make sure they are developing good habits early on and that there won’t be any issues with the eruption of primary teeth, also known as baby teeth. In addition to getting your child in to see the pediatric dentist every six months, it is important to teach good brushing and flossing habits. We are happy to help your child learn good techniques for keeping teeth clean. This habit is more likely to stick when the parents reinforce and even demonstrate it at home as well. Make sure your child is brushing and flossing at least twice per day. Getting into this habit now should ensure a lifetime of healthy teeth.
Schedule an Appointment for Your Child Today
Dr. Jacob Meyers is proud to be your East Lansing/Dewitt pediatric dentist. Contact us today if you have any questions. Give us a call at 517-337-0032 or request an appointment online.