What Are the Benefits
of a Pediatric Dentist?

Choosing the right dentist for your child involves many factors. From the right care to the right environment to the right price, you want to find the perfect fit for your little one.

At Pediatric Dentistry of Central Iowa, we’ve been providing high-quality dental services to the Des Moines area since 1975. If you’re wondering about the benefits of seeing a pediatric dentist and how they differ from other types of dentists, you’re not alone! Here’s a look at what sets pediatric dentists apart.

What Is a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentists specialize in providing dental care for children. They treat patients from birth through adolescence – yes, including teenagers! They differ in that way from family dentists (also known as general dentists), who offer services to people of all ages.

That focused care for children makes pediatric dentists distinct in many ways. Here are a few to consider.

Why Should My Child See a Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentists receive two to three more years of post-graduate training after finishing dental school. Their training emphasizes areas like children’s growth and development, dental issues specific to children, and more, giving them a specialized expertise for treating children.

At Pediatric Dentistry of Central Iowa, it’s all about the kids! From our vibrant office decor to the child-sized dental tools we use, our office is specially designed for children ages 0 to 18. We’ve carefully crafted an environment that helps your child feel comfortable during their visit and helps us to serve them in the best way possible.

We love the care that parents put into their children’s oral health, and we’re ready and able to field your unique questions and concerns. Dr. Steven D. Whittemore is experienced in treating the full spectrum of children’s dental issues and knows how to help you navigate the process with your child.

It’s common for children to be afraid or worried about going to the dentist, and pediatric dentists are used to helping children deal with a variety of emotions. If your child has anxiety about dental visits, pediatric dentists are ideal because they have extensive practice getting on children’s level to make them feel comfortable and safe.

Pediatric dentists receive training in helping children who may have a variety of special needs. They have the technical knowledge to work with children who have specific physical needs and the soft skills to help every child feel comfortable in the dental office as they receive care.

Dr. Whittemore

Meet Dr. Whittemore

Dr. Steven D. Whittemore has spent years caring for children’s dental health. He’s experienced in providing quality dental services while making both children and their parents feel comfortable as they come through the dentist’s office. Dr. Whittemore brings decades of experience working with all varieties of smiles!

Learn More About Dr. Whittemore

Want to Learn More? Contact Pediatric Dentistry of Central Iowa Today!

At Pediatric Dentistry of Central Iowa, we’re ready to provide the best possible care for your children’s dental needs. Want to schedule an appointment? Just want to learn more about what our pediatric dentistry staff can do for you? Contact us today!

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