Frequently Asked Questions

Growing Teens

The Pediatric Dental Group recognizes your child is continually changing and with that comes a busier schedule and the onset of new challenges. Conversations about the tooth fairy and family vacations are now replaced by the excitement of friends, team sports, music and dance recitals, and even acceptance letters to colleges and universities. In many ways, your teen may seem like an adult, even though they are still solidly in the physical throes of adolescence. Teens have unique dental needs that are best addressed by a pediatric dentist. During the teen years, Dr. Cavano and Dr. Park will continue to focus on home care and prevention, but also stress the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle during these socially demanding and active years.