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Baltimore Kids Dental Office

Preparing your child for their first dental visit in Baltimore

Baltimore kids dental office

Baltimore kids dental office

It is now recommended that children have their first dental exam when there first tooth erupts, or they reach one year of age. However, if your child has not yet come in for a dental appointment, it is certainly never too late. We hope you will make an appointment to bring your child to Quest Dental, our Baltimore kids dental office, to make sure that his or her teeth and gums have a great chance of a lifetime of excellent health.

When children visit our Baltimore kids dental office for care, our entire staff will go out of their way to make sure that your child has a fun and stress-free time. Your child will be seen by one of our expert and caring dentists, just one of whom is Dr. Lenora Caldwell. However, there are also things you can do at home to prepare your child for his or her first dental visit. To begin with, you will want to talk to your child about the upcoming dental visit and help him or her to prepare for it. Your child may also have questions which you should calmly answer. You should never talk about the dentist with any fear in your voice, even if it is in a joking manner. We will do everything we can to make the experience fun for your child, so there is no reason for your child to fear that this will be a negative experience in any way. You can even get a book out of the library that you can read to your child, that talks about a kid’s first dental visit. This will help your child to become familiar with what he or she can expect, and will help your child to relax. When you bring your child into our office, we will make sure that our staff introduces themselves to your child so that he or she will immediately feel comfortable and at home.

For an appointment for your child to come in to our Baltimore kids dental office for a dental exam and cleaning, contact us today.

1000 East Eager Street,
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 774-5377

Baltimore Dentist

Dental care in Baltimore

Baltimore dentist

Baltimore dentist

Did you know that your dental health can affect more than your teeth? Keeping your teeth brushed and flossed, and coming in for regular dental exams and cleanings, will not only affect your oral health, but can affect your overall medical health as well. If you are due for a dental exam, you will want to make sure that you come in and see our Baltimore dentist at Quest Dental, so that your teeth, gums, and body stay healthy.

At our dental practice, we have four expert dentists on staff ready to help you with all your dental needs. Our dentists are: Dr. Michael White, Dr. Michael Saffold, Dr. Lenora Caldwell, and Dr. Tamara Dulan. If your teeth do not stay clean, and tartar and plaque are allowed to build up, you may end up developing gum disease. Gum disease can become very serious to your oral health as well as medical health. If infection from gum disease goes down to your jawbone, teeth can begin to loosen the fall out. However, infection from gum disease can also travel to other parts of your body and cause several serious health issues. This is particularly true for patients who have diabetes or a compromised immune system. Our Baltimore dentist will be happy to work with you to make sure that your gums and teeth stay healthy.

It has been known for many years that there is a relationship between oral health and the patient’s overall wellness. Gum disease has been linked to many different illnesses including heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, osteoporosis, and even rheumatoid arthritis. In fact studies have shown that people with gum disease are twice as likely as other people to die from a heart attack, and three times as likely to suffer a stroke. Gum disease is a very common inflammatory condition. And, the mouth can act as an entry point for infection that can spread to other parts of your body. If you have continuing inflammation in your mouth, bacteria can enter your bloodstream and lead to more serious inflammation in other parts of your body, including your heart. It has also been shown that the body can affect oral health, in reverse. When a patient has diabetes, when the diabetes is brought under control, the inflammatory condition in the mouth improves. Conversely, when gum disease is treated, the need for insulin is reduced. For a complete dental exam by our Baltimore dentist, and important help in the prevention or treatment of gum disease, contact us today.

1000 East Eager Street,
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 774-5377