We offer Specialized Dental Services for Children
The appearance of the first little tooth is an exciting milestone in your baby’s development. It also means that from now on, you will need to pay special attention to your child’s oral health. But don’t worry, it’s easy to do. And the sooner you start, the better.
Even new baby teeth can decay if not properly cared for. Newly emerging teeth can be wiped with a clean, damp washcloth after feedings. Teeth that have grown in all the way should be brushed gently twice each day with a very soft, child-sized toothbrush and just a thin smear of fluoride toothpaste.
Once your child turns three, increase the amount of toothpaste to a size of a pea. Fluoride is a very important aid in the battle against tooth decay, but you don’t want your child to swallow too much.
Another great way to prevent tooth decay in babies and toddlers is to make sure they don’t go to sleep while nursing or drinking a bottle unless it contains just water. Milk, juice, formula, and even breast milk all contain sugars that can promote decay, especially if they are left in contact with teeth for hours at a time as a child dozes.
Here is another great tip. Schedule your child’s first dental visit by their first birthday. Though it may sound early, an age one dental visit has many benefits. Your baby can be checked for any signs of early childhood tooth decay and you can ask questions and get demonstrations on caring for your baby’s teeth. More importantly, your child can get used to visiting the dental office, a place where essential preventive services are performed throughout life. As your child gets older, those routine dental visits will likely include cavity-fighting topical fluoride treatments.
If your dentist thinks your child may be particularly susceptible to decay, dental sealants may be recommended. These are plastic coatings that fill the little grooves in the back teeth were bacteria often hide. Your child’s dentist will also keep an eye out for potential orthodontic problems and refer you to an orthodontist if necessary.
If your child does end up wearing braces, regular dental visits will be more important than ever. No matter how conscientious they are, kids often have trouble getting teeth really clean while they are wearing orthodontic hardware. Regular professional cleanings during this time are a must to prevent tooth decay and gum problems. By getting regular pediatric dental checkups and practicing good oral hygiene at home, your child can look forward to a lifetime of healthy teeth and happy smiles.
Quality Pediatric Dental Care
Thank you for choosing Celebrity Smiles. Our dental clinic is home to gentle and experienced pediatric dentists in PA who are passionate about providing quality dental treatment in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
Bringing young kids to the dentist is essential to building a lifetime habit of proper oral care. Through regular screenings, dental cleaning, and treatments, we can help you make sure that your child’s teeth and gums will stay healthy for the years to come.
What’s more, our pediatric dentist in Flourtown is committed to educating our young patients about the best ways to maintain their oral health. We combine education, regular dental care, and timely clinical exams to keep our patients’ smiles beautiful and free from dental diseases.
Tooth be told, young patients love us, and we enjoy working with them just as much. Our team is amazing at working with all sorts of kids: small or big, meek or brave, shy or chatty – we make sure every visit is comfortable and enjoyable for our young patients.
A Full Range of Dental Services for Children
Celebrity Smiles is committed to providing quality, comprehensive pediatric oral health care. Our friendly dentist for kids in Flourtown enjoys working with children of all ages, from infants to children and teens.
We have a warm, professional, and caring atmosphere to soothe first-time jitters and make young patients look forward to their next dental appointment.
Through comprehensive dental screenings and exams, we spot and solve minor tooth and gum concerns before they turn into bigger problems.
We provide a full range of preventive services in our children’s dental clinic in Flourtown, from fluoride screenings to sealants and beyond.
Chipped or discolored teeth? We provide restorative procedures to regain the teeth’s original appearance and function.
In some cases, a simple tooth extraction may not suffice. We provide surgical dental procedures in a relaxed environment.
Addressing dental problems right away can prevent further damage. Turn to us for emergency dental care!
We customize treatment options to fully cater to the needs of every child. Ask us about our other services.