Smiles in Motion is concerned with your child’s total health. Oral health is a very important part of total health. It is important to establish a “Dental Home” for your child as early as age one (or earlier). Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay and disease that can cause a lifetime of pain and complications. Today, early childhood dental caries – an infectious disease – is 5 times more common in children than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever. Studies show that children with poor oral health have decreased school performance, poor social relationships and less success later in life.
Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three additional years of specialized training beyond their four years of dental school and four years of undergraduate studies. This specialized program prepares the pediatric dentist to meet the unique needs of infants, children and adolescents, including those with special health care needs. Pediatric dentists are prepared to care for a child’s oral health needs throughout all stages of childhood. We keep current on the latest scientific advances in children’s dentistry.