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What is a pediatric dentist?

By Dr. Laura Adelman and Dr. Rachel Rosen, www.clevelandjewishnews.com Does your child hate going to the dentist? What if you could find a specialist who makes it fun and easy? While many general and family dentists treat young kids, a pediatric dentist has specialized skills and training that will provide a positive oral health care experience and help set your child up for a lifetime of healthy teeth. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists states children should see a pediatric dentist when their first tooth erupts or by age 1, whichever comes first. Starting dental visits this young can greatly improve a child’s chances of remaining cavity-free. It also helps establish a dental home between caregivers and dentists to help…