As parents ourselves, we understand just how important it is to find the right dental home for your child. At Helotes Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, our pediatric team has extensive experience taking care of little smiles. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect fit for your child's oral health needs!
Schedule an In-Person Meet & Greet
Bios are important when it comes to choosing a doctor, but they aren't the end-all-be-all. The best way to get to know your child's prospective dentist is to talk to them in person to get a feel of their personality and treatment style. Are they laid back and conversational? Do they seem stiff and unenergetic? These are all great things to think about when choosing your child's dentist! Our friendly dentists would love to get to know you!
Look Into the Office's Amenities
Amenities are an important feature of a dental office, especially for kids. Take the time to look around and see what they have to offer. Do they have a nice, relaxing office space? Do they have plenty of things for kids to do? Do they have a fun theme that will entertain your child? Do they offer unique prizes and incentives that will motivate them? These are just some of the many questions you can ask to get a feel for the office's vibe in order to determine if it's a good fit for your children. Helotes Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics has tried to meet all of those requirements!
Assess Each Dentist's Area of Focus
While all dentists receive the same general education, many go on to receive extensive training and schooling in different areas of dentistry that they're interested in. When you're looking for your child's dentist, check out which services they provide and specialize in. If they have experience removing wisdom teeth, that's good to know when/if your child needs theirs out one day. Keeping treatments with your main dentist can help your child feel more at ease when they need more complex treatment. A dentist with orthodontic experience is also a bonus! You won't have to schedule appointments with multiple unfamiliar dentists if you can get all of your child's dental treatments completed in-house! We have a dentist who specializes in orthodontics for both children and adults!
Children with Special Needs
Another thing for some families to consider is the dentist's ability to compassionately care for children with special needs. The dentists at Helotes Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics are equipped to care for children who need extra attention or patience. We also partner with Children's Hospital of San Antonio when specialized care or sedation is necessary.
Check Out Our Credentials!
Looking for a children's dentist in San Antonio, TX? We'd love for you to book your child's next visit with Helotes Pediatric Dentistry! We believe we have everything it takes to take care of your child's dental needs. Take a look at our credentials on our website and contact us if you have any questions.