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Our dentists here at Potomac Crown Dentistry know the importance of teaching our patients very early on about dental hygiene. That is why our pediatric dentists will not only take care of your children’s oral health but also help educate them so they can grow up and develop a healthy and bright smile!
Although milk teeth are temporary, it is very important to start taking care of them as soon as the first teeth start erupting. Having your dentist regularly check on your child’s dental development is crucial – this way records can be kept of the progress and help avoid and prevent future dental issues. Most people don’t know how important it is to start taking care of your babies’ gums even when they are young. When their teeth start erupting, you want to make sure they are healthy and cleaned so that they can develop the proper dental habits and routines to maintain a good oral hygiene.
Complete Checkups & Preventive Treatment
Just as important as it is for adults to go at least twice a year to get a complete checkup and a cleaning, it is even more important for children. A full checkup will allow the dentist to keep track of the development of your children’s milk teeth and prevent any future issues such as cavities, tooth decay, and gum diseases. During the checkup and cleanings, your child will be treated with sealants and fluoride to help strengthen their teeth. Prevention is critical at an early age, as it can pave the way to a healthier and better oral health.
Sealants & Fluoride Application
During the preventative treatment, the dentists will apply a clear pasty liquid to the surface of all teeth to act as a protective seal. What this does is act as a barrier to prevent cavities, and also plaque and other harmful agents from sticking to teeth and causing decay and cavities. Fluoride also helps strengthen the tooth and also acts as a barrier to prevent plaque and tartar buildup.
Our dentist here at Potomac Crown Dentistry can also take care of your children if they need any restorative treatment. Once your dentist examines and evaluates your children, they can come up with a plan to better accommodate their dental needs and help restore full functionality to your child’s mouth. Whether it is after an accident or any other reason, our dentists here will fully restore your child’s beautiful smile!
If you would like to bring your kids for a checkup or if you have any questions you’d like to ask our dentists, call (301) 359-1600. Come visit our office located at 11908 Darnestown Road, Suite A, North Potomac, MD 20878. We would love to answer any question or concern you might have.
Dr. Simranjit S. BawaDDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)
Dr. Bawa is a gentle, caring dentist who is committed to providing quality care and remaining aware of the latest advancements in dentistry.