When Should I Transition My Teen to a General Dentist?

when should my child transition from a pediatric to general dentist? Cincinnati

Kids grow up. Every parent knows that, and knows the mixed feelings that come with it. When they’re toddlers we take them to a pediatric dentist, like those at Pediatric Dental Center. How do we know when the time has come to transition to a general practice?

On average, pediatric dentists see their young patients until they’re eighteen years old. But experts say there really is no age limit. Instead, it’s one of those decisions that parents come to naturally. When the time is right, you usually know.

We can advise you on this decision. Our office is geared toward younger people. You can see it in the waiting room, where there is a focus on atmosphere, and in the way we interact with the young patient sitting in our chair.

By the time our patients move on to a general dentist, we have met their needs. As pediatric dentists we are trained in the way that mouths change as people grow up. The teeth, of course, are our primary concern. We watch as our patients get their first teeth, lose their first teeth, and have their permanent teeth come in. We make sure those permanent teeth are coming in straight, and recommend orthodontics if they aren’t.

Growing up, of course, is the whole point. At Pediatric Dental Center, we understand that. It’s our privilege to watch them grow into young adults, but it’s hard to forget how they were as youngsters. We specialize in early dental care and preventative care and have offices in Burlington, Newport, and Crestview Hills KY. Call us to schedule your child’s next checkup with us today!

Contact Pediatric Dental Center:


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Pediatric Dental Center – Burlington
5495 N Bend Rd Ste 102
Burlington, KY 41005

Pediatric Dental Center – Cold Spring
418 Crossroads Blvd
Newport, KY 41076

Pediatric Dental Center – Crestview Hills
220 Thomas More Pkwy
Crestview Hills, KY 41017



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