A red-headed baby chews on a toy next to red-headed teenager folding her arms to indicate the age range of a pediatric dentist

Do Regular Dentists Treat Children?

June 30, 2022 8:19 am

Many regular dental offices accept patients of all ages, including infants, children, teens, and adults. These are family dental offices. Some general dentists limit their patient base to only children and do not treat adults, practicing only children’s dentistry. Pediatric dentists complete advanced training in children’s dentistry beyond dental school and only see infants, children, and teenagers, with parents and guardians accompanying their children to appointments without receiving dental care themselves.


When it comes to oral healthcare for children, pediatric dentists have special training and extensive experience from their advanced education called a residency. Their specialization in pediatric dentistry can greatly benefit your children, particularly if they have unique oral health needs. But it doesn’t mean that a dentist without this certification isn’t qualified to care for your child’s oral health. Many family dentists have experience and on-the-job training working with all ages, from babies to the elderly, and can provide excellent care for your entire family.


Regular dentists have an office environment that is uncomplicated and comfortable to help kids and adults alike feel welcome. The design will be simple to appeal to a range of ages. In contrast, a pediatric dental office has decor and amenities geared specifically towards children to make the experience less stressful and intimidating. Everything is carefully arranged to accommodate the attention spans, interests, worries, and special needs of young patients.

All the Best for Your Child

By bringing your child to Brooks Pediatric Dentistry, they have access to a variety of treatments and amenities! We offer comprehensive oral healthcare services for infants, children, and teenagers, and have a play area with books and toys, video games and tablets, TVs in our treatment rooms, and a treasure chest of prizes. Our team of experts utilize top-of-the-line dental technology and stay up-to-date with the latest evidence-based practice techniques to provide our patients with high quality care that is as efficient and gentle as possible.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your child at Brooks Pediatric Dentistry!


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