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How Long Can You Visit a Pediatric Dentist?

You may wonder why it is useful to bring your child to a pediatric dentist. After your first visit, you’ll probably see the benefits! But, how long can you bring your child to your beloved, pediatric dentist? First of all, we recommend you bring your child for their first dental check-up as soon as they start growing teeth. Even before then, you can begin primary dental care at home, before any teeth start popping through your little one’s gums. But, when is it time to switch your child to a doctor who doesn’t specialize in children’s dentistry?

Benefits of a Pediatric Dentist

We have shared information on why we think it’s beneficial to use a pediatric dentist. You can read all about that HERE. Generally, parents like to have their children visit a pediatric practice for the atmosphere and the staff’s expertise. 

There’s no judgment if you are comfortable with your “baby dentist” well past the baby years. It’s normal for you to stick with a dentist who makes your child feel comfortable and who’s familiar with your family’s dental history. However, if you’re wondering when it’s time to switch to a general practice dentist, we have some insight.

How Long Should I Use a Pediatric Dentist?

Rest assured, you can schedule appointments with Timp Dentistry from infancy to adulthood. Patients can range in age from 18 months to 18 years. Some families continue having their children visit their childhood dentist until their kids get their own dental insurance and are ready to be in charge of their own health expenses.

It is not uncommon for pediatric patients to stay with a doctor until they move away from college. Reason being that many teens are still experiencing dental growth, including the arrival of wisdom teeth. If you have a very nervous child regarding the dentist, it makes sense to stick with someone who makes everyone as comfortable as possible.

Since many pediatric dentists and their staff undergo training to help them be better prepared to address the unique dental needs of children and children with special needs, we understand your hesitation to switch to a general dentist or specialist.  

Not Sure If Your Child Should Visit Timpanogos?

If you have questions about the services we offer at Timpanogos Pediatric Dentistry, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our team is here to ensure your child is completely comfortable in the dentist’s chair, whether they’re a toddler or teen. We’re shaping the future of teeth health care by making your child’s dentistry experience as uncomplicated and stress-free as possible.


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