Should Teens See a General or Pediatric Dentist?

when should my child transition from a pediatric to general dentist? NYC

Kids grow up. Every parent knows that, and knows the mixed feelings that come with it. When they’re toddlers we take them to a pediatric dentist. How do we know when the time has come to transition to a general dental practice? At Staten Island Dental Care we have some thoughts on that.

Generally speaking, pediatric dentists see their young patients until they’re eighteen years old. But experts say there really is no age limit. Instead, it’s one of those decisions that parents come to naturally. When the time is right, you usually know.

By the time our patients move on to a general dentist, pediatric dentists have met their developmental needs. They are trained in the way that mouths change as people grow up.

Growing up is the whole point. As a family practice, Staten Island Dental Care can provide care to every member of your household. People from Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Bayonne trust us with their dental health, and also come to us for restorative dentistry and sedation dentistry. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht:


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1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York