When it comes to their dental health, your child deserves the best! That’s why we believe it’s important for all children to visit a pediatric dentist. Our office in the Philadelphia area offers state-of-the-art orthodontics and comprehensive oral health care to children of all ages. These resources provide a solid foundation to get your child on the right track from an early age! Not only that but our team is specially trained in working with children and we know how to make dental care fun and exciting for kids! The importance of pediatric dentistry to your child’s oral development cannot be overstated, as a lifetime of healthy teeth begins with properly caring for the first tooth.
The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry
Establishing a child’s dental routine at an early age lays the groundwork for their future oral health. Even though your child’s baby teeth will eventually fall out, they serve a vital function in guiding the permanent teeth into the proper position. Early dental treatment also provides your child with the skills and information needed to properly care for their teeth in the future. As experts in children’s dental care, our team knows how to guide both children and parents in providing better care for primary teeth. Your child’s experience at the dentist’s office when they are younger will greatly benefit and influence how they care for their permanent teeth when they emerge!
As children enter their teenage years, pediatric dentistry continues to be of vital importance so that their gums and teeth can stay healthy, as well as allow our specialists to detect any issues early on. The pediatric dentists at our office can treat sports injuries, perform professional cleanings and examinations, and provide braces, among other services. While maintaining our commitment to continue meeting your child’s evolving needs, we strive to provide the best opportunity to support their journey in a lifetime of dental health
When to Schedule Your Child’s First Appointment
Pediatric dentists can greatly benefit all ages of children, whether they are infants, teens, or any age in between. The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children begin coming to the dentist by the age of one, or when their first tooth appears. Starting at an early age helps the dentist to keep track of your child’s oral development and monitor changes in their teeth.
What to Expect
In our office, you will find a warm and welcoming environment filled with team members who will be pleased to serve you and your child. Our team is passionate about what we do, and will truly go out of their way to make sure our guests are comfortable in the office. We believe that part of our job is to enhance your child’s relationship with dental care by making their time in the office as comfortable and enjoyable as possible!
When your child visits the dentist for the first time, an x-ray of their jaw will be taken in order to determine the placement of their primary or permanent teeth, as well as the alignment of their jawbone. We will use this information to determine if your child needs dental care now or in the future. Additionally, we will examine their teeth and gums to provide individualized feedback based on our observations.
At the end of the appointment, our dentists will thoroughly address your concerns and answer any questions you have, so you can feel assured that the help we provide will help to improve the oral health of your child.