Just one visit to our office at Family Dentistry of Maryland every six months is sufficient to promote and maintain optimal oral health for your child. We’re pleased to provide an environment that is relaxed and welcoming, so your child will feel completely at ease.
When your child makes her or his first visit, we want to be sure that he or she becomes acquainted with our staff, especially our Annapolis pediatric dentist. In addition, making the equipment and instruments familiar takes away potential anxiety. The truth is that most of them are responsible for gentle care, so we want your child to understand that. Initially, our Annapolis pediatric dentist will visually inspect your child’s teeth and physically examine them to determine if any are loose. Her or his bite (occlusion) and gums are also checked. With the help of x-rays, it is possible to detect cavities before they can grow large enough to become problems. A filling is a fairly simple process, and a necessary one. Your child certainly does not want to get a toothache or need to have a baby tooth extracted before it is supposed to all out naturally. If that occurs, then other teeth might shift and not leave proper room for the adult teeth to erupt. Cleanings eliminate tartar buildup and any leftover plaque that your child’s brushing and flossing managed to miss. That’s vital, since it is plaque and tartar that cause tooth decay and cavities in the first place. They are also responsible for gum disease, but a cleaning reverses signs of gingivitis, the early stage of it.
Contact our office today and we will schedule a visit to our office so that our Annapolis pediatric dentist can conduct and examination and cleaning for him or her. Your child’s teeth and gums are too important to hesitate.