Chances are, when your folks took you to the dentist, they went to one who practiced general dentistry. Although there is nothing wrong with a general dentist, there are some issues with children that are better treated by a pediatric dentist. Just like choosing a pediatrician, choosing a pediatric dentist for you child should be done carefully. Most pediatric dentists spend up the three additional years of dental school specifically geared toward childhood dental issues. Pediatric dentists can address specific concerns such as: • Early childhood caries • Gum disease • Preventative sealant • Establishing good oral care By beginning dental visits when your child is young, you can help instill good oral care habits that will last them the rest of their lives. A good pediatric dentist is specially trained to help you instill these important habits. One of the best things to do when choosing a pediatric dentist is to seek our referrals from other people you know or trust. Personal references go a long way and only good dentists get good referrals. The dentist will also be able to show you some of his or her work with before and after photos of similar issues; these testimonials can help when choosing a pediatric dentist. To find out more about pediatric dentistry, please contact the general dentist in Calgary, Alberta, Gordon Chee at the Aesthetic Dental Studio.