What is a pediatric dentist?

A pediatric dentist is one who has completed years of extra training after dental school to specialize in the treatment of children, from birth through adolescence. Dr. Brumbaugh & Dr. Shaw are proud to be your Staunton, VA, pediatric dentist and leads our team in helping children learn to love their smile. The goal of pediatric dentistry is to promote excellent oral health in children and build a strong foundation for a smile that will last a lifetime. We are skilled in working with our patients and you, as the parent or guardian, to feel confident with the choices you are making about your child’s overall dental health. This includes comprehensive treatment options and instructions on how to take care of your child’s smile at home.

When should I first bring my child to the dentist?

At our pediatric dental office, we follow the recommendations set forth by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to have your child visit our office for the first time no later than their first birthday. This visit will focus on helping your child feel comfortable at the dentist and performing a basic examination. Your child’s first dental cleaning and exam should generally take place by the time they are three years old.

If you have any questions about your child’s smile, please contact us today. We would love to answer your questions and help you schedule your first appointment with our office. We hope serve your family soon!