Why Did I Become a Pediatric Dentist in Carlsbad?
At least once a day, I am asked, “Why did you become a pediatric dentist?” and the simple answer is, to give children a more positive experience, so that when they are adults, they do not fear the dentist, or neglect their oral health.
Here is my story:
The more complex answer stems from my own experiences as a child. At the age of three, I was diagnosed with a serious-life threatening infection in the blood. I went through months of treatment, and when all was said and done, I made it out unscathed, almost.
The combination of medications, dry mouth, lack of hygiene, and a poor immune system wreaked havoc on my mouth, and I was left with severe rampant decay. The humiliation of smiling or laughing with teeth that looked as frayed as mine was intolerable. I would cover my mouth to speak, so that other kids might not notice. I spent much of my childhood in fear, until I met the dentist. Rather than a place of anxiety, and dread, the dentist meant hope, and optimism for a brighter smile. I went through full mouth rehabilitation, and while it was no easy feat, there was no more freeing feeling than to be a child who can smile uninhibitedly. It is why I have known since grade school that I wanted to become a Pediatric Dentist, and why I am so passionate about working with children.
More About The Brush Stop Brush Pediatric Dentistry
The Brush Stop Pediatric Dentistry is located at the cross streets of Rancho Santa Fe Rd, and La Costa Ave., in Carlsbad, California. At The Brush Stop, we work as a team, and we believe that working with kids and teens of all ages is a privilege. We honor and appreciate parents who place trust in us to give their child the best treatment, and feel that nothing is more rewarding than seeing a child happy. It is the purpose behind our work, because there is no greater gift to humanity than a child’s smile.
Also, check us out at www.thebrushstopdental.com or call us at 1-760-635-5995.