The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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How to Select a Pediatric Dentist

Author: 
Whitmer, Evelyn
Publication Date: 
July 2012
Publication Number: 
AZ1575
Pages: 
2 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
Two important steps will get your child the best dental care. First, choose the right dental professional for your child. Second, be an active partner in the child's dental health decisions. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, one in five American children aged six to 11 suffers from tooth decay in their permanent (adult) teeth, and 28% of two- to five-year-olds have tooth decay. Pediatric dentist are specially trained for children's unique oral health needs. This publication will offer some questions to ask to choose the right dentist for your child before the visit and questions to ask after your visit.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Nutritional Sciences
Keyword: 
Pediatric Dentist
Cavities
baby bottle
tooth decay
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Consumer Education
Food Safety, Nutrition and Health