Specialized Dental Care for the Entire Family!
Your Local Pediatric Dentist in Bedford, NH
Real Parents, Real Reviews
Suzanne Armitstead Aguiar15:02 29 Jun 22Always an excellent experience. They were able to get me in immediately for an urgent issue. The staff and doctors are always helpful and caring.No Leaf Clover17:21 29 Mar 22Love the staff and the care they show. They took the time to explain the work I need done and the steps we should take to complete a good overall mouth plan! Love them and they are so good with kids too..Janet Millette00:44 17 Feb 22Dr. Trinidad and his assistant Brittany were fabulous with my adult daughter with special needs. They were kind, immensely patient, and super sweet. Everyone we met in the office was pleasant and professional. I would highly recommend this office to anyone and especially those who need a little extra help. They deserve more than 5 stars in my book!Wayne G14:23 07 Jan 21Lindner Dental has been our familesgo to dental office since they first came to Bedford. They are awesome.1/7/2021They have done a wonderful job dealing with the pandemic and keeping patients and staff safe while taking care of all our families Dental needs.
Cleanings & Exams For Kids
Routine care is important for your child, especially at a young age! Our team offers attentive dental care that teaches them the importance of good oral health.
Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry For Kids
If you child has a toothache or cavity, our pediatric dental team is here to provide the restorative or cosmetic dental care they need.
Oral Surgery For Kids
Our pediatric dentists are patient, yet skilled at performing oral surgery for your child. Whether they need a tooth extracted, or another type of surgery, we can help.
Orthodontic Services For Kids
It’s common for your child to need braces in their lifetime. Our pediatric dentists work with our orthodontists to find them a customized treatment plan.
Why Choose A Pediatric Dentist?
How To Prepare My Child For Their Pediatric Dental Appointment
It may be nerve wracking, for both you and your child, before their first dental visit. But there is nothing to worry about! At Lindner Dental Associates, we’re here to help. We will do whatever we can to make your child comfortable in our chairs whether it is their first visit, or they’ve been coming to our office for a while. Take a look at some helpful tips to prepare your child for their pediatric dentist appointment!
● Talk positively about their appointment
● Read books about the dentist before their appointment to get them comfortable
● Schedule their appointment accordingly and at the right time
● Tell them you will reward them with something after their appointment
● Start them at an early age so they can become comfortable and familiar with their dentist
Contact Lindner For Pediatric Dental Services in Bedford, NH
Whether it is your first time taking your child to the dentist, or your family is new to the Bedford, NH area, our pediatric dentists are here to help during your initial visit! We’re here to make your child’s pediatric dental experience as pleasant as possible. The initial appointment for your child is more so for them to get familiar with their dentist and the office environment. The dentists will chat with you and your child about good oral health, show them how things work in the office, and before a basic, yet thorough initial exam and cleaning. To get started with us today, or to make a recall appointment, give us a call at 603-624-3900!
FAQ About Pediatric Dentistry
What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a general dentist?
A pediatric dentist takes extra courses to specialize and ensure your child receives the gentle dental care they deserve. These courses are two additional years on top of their undergrad and dental school years. Pediatric dentists focus only on baby teeth (or young children with some baby and some adult teeth), while a general dentist focuses more on care for adult patients. Pediatric dentists also try to make their appointments more fun, welcoming, and outgoing to keep their young patients content. Like a pediatrician, a pediatric dentist caters care to the child and has the training to do this effectively.
What age is pediatric dentistry for children?
The age for pediatric dentistry can vary depending on the patient, and it technically doesn't need to "stop" immediately at a certain age. Pediatric dentistry is commonly for children starting at six months old and up to 18 years of age. Pediatric dentists typically see patients who still have baby teeth or a mix of baby and adult teeth. Some pediatric dentists may also continue to see special needs adults if preferred.
Why should my child see a pediatric dentist?
If you are wondering why your child should see a pediatric dentist instead of a general family dentist, it is the skills a pediatric dentist has caring for children and diagnosing problems early. Pediatric dentists specialize in your child's teeth and take special courses to keep them comfortable. Your child should see a pediatric dentist early to learn to become comfortable with the dentist and discover the benefits of healthy teeth. Pediatric dentists are the experts at providing a warm and welcoming environment for your child while giving them the attentive care they deserve.
How often should my child see a pediatric dentist?
Just like adults, children should visit their pediatric dentist every six months for a cleaning and exam. Starting at the early age of 1, young children can get an advantage by starting early and preventing cavities as they get older. Teaching them the importance of good oral health at a young age will set them up for success in the future. Some pediatric dentists suggest setting up appointments every three months to get them familiar with tooth brushing and the dentist environment.
How to choose the best pediatric dentist for your child?
The best pediatric dentist for your child is someone who has experience and knowledge in dealing with a child's mouth. Baby teeth are a little different than adult teeth, so they are not treated the same. A pediatric dentist who is caring yet provides thorough dental care for your child is the perfect dentist. Learn more about Lindner Dental Associates and why we’re Bedford, NH’s go-to for pediatric dental care!
How do I know if my child has a toothache?
There may be some obvious and not-so-obvious signs that your child has a toothache. Some obvious signs may include a swollen face, red gums, tooth pain or sensitivity to touch, hot or cold items. Other signs of a children’s toothache would be a fever, fussiness, and tiredness. If you notice any of these signs, be sure to contact your pediatric dentist for an exam.
Why do children need X-rays?
X-rays are important for children to have because they provide your dentist with a complete exam of the mouth. X-rays go behind the scenes of what your pediatric dentist can see with their eye, so it’s important to ensure your dentist is able to see how your child’s teeth are developing and any potential problems. X-rays are safe and recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to ensure optimal oral health.