Dr. David Snodgrass DDS Addresses Parents About Pediatric Dental X-Rays


Many people that come to consult with Dr. David Snodgrass DDS at Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates are visiting for the first time as parents. Dr. David Snodgrass DDS offers valuable information to parents bringing their children for dental visits. New visitors to the Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates are given a warm welcome and a brief orientation with the facilities.

A child’s first visit to Dr. David Snodgrass DDS and the pediatric dentists at Snodgrass-King typically includes a diagnostic dental exam. At the pediatric dentistry office of Dr. David Snodgrass DDS, an important tool used in a child’s diagnostic dental visit is radiography, or X-rays. Radiographs enable pediatric dentists like Dr. David Snodgrass DDS to visually examine the underlying structure of the teeth and jaws. “Without X-rays,” explains Dr. David Snodgrass DDS, “many dental conditions could not be diagnosed until it was too late.”

Beyond detecting cavities, says Dr. David Snodgrass DDS, X-rays give pediatric dentists an opportunity to view erupting teeth before they break through the gums. X-rays are also indispensable for evaluating injuries, diagnosing bone afflictions, or preparing for orthodontics. The earlier dentists can identify a dental problem, says Dr. David Snodgrass DDS, the sooner it can be treated. Dr. David Snodgrass DDS also points out that early dental treatment for your child is less expensive and more comfortable than delayed treatment for exacerbated conditions.

According to Dr. David Snodgrass DDS, young children with a high risk of tooth decay should have an examination and radiograph at least once per year. Every third year, Dr. David Snodgrass DDS suggests requesting a thorough capture of radiographs. Dr. David Snodgrass DDS explains that a complete radiography session means a panoramic X-ray of the child’s mouth and bitewings.  At the office of Snodgrass-King, Dr. David Snodgrass DDS and the other pediatric dentists use the finest modern safeguards during X-ray procedures. Radiograph technology has improved over the years, notes Dr. David Snodgrass DDS, in safety as well as effectiveness. Statistically speaking, adds Dr. David Snodgrass DDS, any potential harm done by X-rays during examinations is negligible in relation to the harm posed by undetected dental problems like severely impacted wisdom teeth or bone disease.

For more information about the pediatric dental services offered by Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates, visit them online at http://snodgrassking.com.

About Dr. David Snodgrass DDS

Since 1987, Dr. David Snodgrass DDS has practiced dentistry in the greater Nashville area.  A graduate of the University of Tennessee, he earned his Doctorate of Dental Science in 1984.  In 1986 Dr. David Snodgrass DDS received his pediatric dentistry certificate from Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.  In addition to his practice, Dr. David Snodgrass DDS currently serves at Vanderbilt University in the capacity of a part-time professor of pediatric dentistry.

Dr. David Snodgrass DDS, along with co-founder Dr. John T. King, established Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates.  Dr. David Snodgrass DDS wanted to establish a dental practice that parents could trust and where children would feel safe and welcomed.  Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates offers a kid-friendly, carnival-like environment with a focus on pediatric dentistry excellence.  Dr. David Snodgrass DDS’ dream has grown from one to multiple offices serving the greater Nashville area, including Spring Hill, Murfreesboro, Hermitage and Franklin/Brentwood.

Dr. David Snodgrass DDS’ expertise can also be found in numerous publications.  The author of articles concerning growth and development, Dr. David Snodgrass DDS has appeared in several orthodontic and pediatric dental journals. Dr. David Snodgrass DDS holds memberships in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Orthodontic Society, the International Association of Orthodontics and the Tennessee Dental Association.  Dr. David Snodgrass DDS has numerous awards and accolades including the Achievement, Fellowship and Diplomat Awards from the American Orthodontic Society and the International Association of Orthodontics.  Through orthodontic study organizations, Dr. David Snodgrass DDS is a recognized lecturer and mentor in the Southeastern United States.

Outside of his practice, Dr. David Snodgrass DDS believes it important to use his talents and gifts in the service of humanity.  Since 2007, Dr. David Snodgrass DDS has taken service-oriented trips to Haiti.  Following his initial trip, Dr. David Snodgrass DDS would journey to perform the same work in the Dominican Republic.  After working in the Dominican, Dr. David Snodgrass DDS was flown back into Haiti.  In 2010 on his return trip to the area, Dr. David Snodgrass DDS worked in the dental clinic of Danita’s Children Hope for Haiti Center.  The Hope for Haiti Center dental clinic was fully equipped by Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates.  In that most recent trip, Dr. David Snodgrass DDS witnessed over 300 Haitians receive cleanings, fillings, sealants, and extractions, stainless steel crowns, as well as having routine procedures performed.  In November of 2010, Dr. David Snodgrass DDS and Dr. King led a team of eleven team members from their dental practice back to Haiti and the Dominican Republic.  A brief stop over in Sousa allowed the team to treat over 200 patients, free of charge.

Most recently a group of 15 Haitian orphans visited the United States and middle Tennessee to record a music project.  Those orphans stopped by Dr. David Snodgrass DDS’ offices of Snodgrass-King and were treated for any and all types of dental procedures.

From his belief in a “kid-friendly” environment to his pursuit of pediatric dental expertise, Dr. David Snodgrass DDS believes excellence in pediatric dental care is essential.  And with that belief in excellence Dr. David Snodgrass DDS has a heart to serve and give that same excellence to those who may never have the opportunity to receive such dental care.

Dr. David Snodgrass DDS and his wife Melody reside with their three children in Brentwood, Tennessee.

For more information about Snodgrass-King Pediatric Dental Associates go to http://snodgrassking.com/ or call them at 615-771-1111.

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