Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

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Learn About the Benefits of Starting Early Treatment!

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The team at Children’s Dentistry of Amarillo would like to thank you for choosing Dr. Billy Metcalf as your local Amarillo, TX pediatric dentist.

For healthy, beautiful smiles that last a lifetime, the sooner you get your child started with a skilled pediatric dentist, the better. Beginning with early dental care, your pediatric dentist will help your child develop good dental habits, such as learning how to properly brush and floss teeth. And through their regularly scheduled visits to our Amarillo office, your child will be guided down the road to a future of excellent oral hygiene.

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist is a dental specialist who has been comprehensively trained to treat infants, children and adolescents. In order to become a pediatric dentist like Dr. Metcalf, a dentist must complete an advanced post-doctoral course accredited by the American Dental Association. Such a course requires at least two full years of academic study dedicated to the field of pediatric dentistry.

This extensive training provides pediatric dentists like Dr. Metcalf the knowledge and skills necessary to treat children’s teeth, provide a positive dental experience to patients, and educate children on the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene.

What Can a Pediatric Dentist do for Your Child?

Starting your child’s dental care early on with a pediatric dentist can be extremely beneficial in the long run.

Your child’s future oral and dental health care depends on early treatment, proper brushing and flossing from the onset of new teeth, and regular visits to your pediatric dentist. These visits are essential as they allow your pediatric dentist the chance to detect early signs of common problems, including:

  • Tooth decay
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Orthodontic problems

By bringing your child to our Amarillo pediatric dentistry practice sooner rather than later, Dr. Metcalf can detect and take action against these problems before they develop. As a result, your child will have much greater success on the path to excellent dental health.

Services We Offer

At Children’s Dentistry of Amarillo, we offer a variety of services to cater to the needs of our many unique pediatric patients.

Once you’ve decided to begin pediatric dentistry treatment at our Amarillo, TX practice, we will review your child’s medical and dental history. We will then go over the importance of good oral hygiene and conduct an examination of your child’s tooth development.

At this time we are also happy to answer any questions you may have about the pediatric dentistry services we offer. Some of these services include:

  • Cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Habit appliances
  • Expanders
  • Sealants

Schedule an Appointment Today

Dr. Metcalf is a leading Amarillo, TX pediatric dentist dedicated to helping your child smile brighter. Our practice works hard to ensure your child receives the best treatment available at all times in a friendly, comfortable environment.

If you have any questions about beginning treatment at our practice, please contact us; we would be glad to assist you in any way that we can. To schedule a pediatric dentistry appointment with Dr. Metcalf directly, please fill out our online appointment request form, and one of our talented team members will reach out to you shortly.

We look forward to seeing you and your child in our office!