At Quest Dental, we know how important it is for children to have healthy teeth and to brush and floss to prevent tooth decay. Cavities are especially prevalent in children due to their developing teeth and the chance for food and debris to get trapped in between their teeth and gums. Regular brushing and flossing must be part of a daily routine in order to prevent tooth decay and cavities. Teeth are healthiest when part of a clean oral environment. Our Baltimore pediatric dentist will perform a thorough and comprehensive oral exam to check on your child’s teeth and ensure that they are healthy and clean.
Our Baltimore pediatric dentist also recommends placing sealants on children’s teeth. Sealants are a coating that is placed on the back teeth to act as a barrier against foods and bacteria that can cause tooth decay, preventing early cavities and other oral problems. We make it a point to create a positive association with children and our dentist so that they have a great experience at our offices. Many children start off having a frightening dental experience which gives them a lifelong fear of the dentist. Our dentist and staff make sure that we maintain a friendly and fun atmosphere, making your child relaxed and comfortable in our offices.
Our Baltimore pediatric dentist recommends coming in once a year for an oral exam. Children should receive an exam when their teeth first come in, and then each year afterwards. We teach them how to brush and floss properly, which helps them learn good oral hygiene habits that last a lifetime. Brushing should be done twice per day for best results, and flossing once per day in order to remove the plaque and food debris in between teeth that can cause bacteria and tartar. Tartar is a film that forms over tooth enamel and can cause tooth decay and problems with tooth enamel. An annual cleaning is recommended in order for our dentist to really get inside the gums and teeth to remove this plaque and tartar that regular brushing and flossing alone cannot remove.
Are you looking for an expert pediatric dentist who will be able to provide your child with top-notch dental care? If so, you will want to come to our dental practice, Quest Dental. When you need to see an expert Baltimore kids dentist who will take good care of your child’s teeth, come to visit our office where your child is sure to have a fun and stress-free time.
At our dental practice, our dentists are: Dr. Michael White; Dr. Michael Saffold; Dr. Lenora Caldwell; and Dr. Tamara Dulan. Our pediatric dentist recommends that kids come in at least once a year to see our Baltimore kids dentist. This will be very helpful in keeping your kid’s teeth and gums as healthy as possible. This will also be effective in helping your child avoid situations like tooth decay and gum problems. It is often recommended that children come in to see our pediatric dentist when their first baby tooth erupts or when they reach one year of age – whichever happens first. Although baby teeth are not a permanent fixture in your child’s mouth, they do serve many important functions. For this reason, you and our kids’ dentist will want to make sure that the baby teeth are able to stay in your child’s mouth for as long as they are needed.
Kids’ baby teeth play several important roles in a child’s oral development. To begin with, baby teeth act as placeholders for the permanent teeth. If baby teeth fall out too early and are not able to stay in the child’s mouth for as long as needed, permanent teeth may not be able to come in in their proper place and may even end up coming in sideways. This will cause orthodontic problems for your child’s teeth in the future. Baby teeth also are instrumental in helping your child develop clear speaking habits. And finally, baby teeth help your child to chew his or her food thoroughly so that they will be able to benefit from all the nutritional value the food has to offer. When your child becomes old enough, our dentist will begin to discuss the importance of regular brushing and flossing. Most importantly, your child will always have a great time at our dentist’s office; he or she will learn that dentist offices are fun and helpful, and they will never hesitate to seek out dental care due to a poor dental experience or dental phobia. For your child to see our Baltimore kids dentist, make an appointment today.
The key to great dental health as an adult begins with the establishment of good habits in childhood. At Quest Dental , we are dedicated to making your child’s experiences here pleasant and comfortable so that she or he will have a good feeling about making trips to see our Baltimore kids dentist, Dr. Collier. That begins with a warm, welcoming environment in addition to a kind and patient staff.
On your child’s very first visit, we will establish that positive atmosphere. He or she will become familiar with the office and the equipment and tools that are used. An examination will include a physical and visual inspection of your child’s teeth, gums, and jaws followed by x-rays to get a thorough view of what’s going on inside your child’s teeth. Her or his bite will be tested also. And a teeth cleaning finishes things up, with harmful plaque, tartar, and food remnants removed. By the time you and your child leave that day, he or she will have a mouth that is free of the culprits that cause tooth decay and gum disease. Of course, if a cavity is found, our Baltimore kids dentist will fill it. And rest assured that we make every effort possible to make certain that such procedures are done with as little discomfort as can be managed.
In-between regular checkups every six months, the ball will be in your court. This means daily brushing (ideally after every meal) and flossing in addition to good nutrition and a limitation on sugary foods and drinks. Our Baltimore kids dentist will work with you on continued education to give your child the best chance for optimal dental well-being. This includes tips on teething and a discussion about the benefits of fluoride treatments.
By adhering to a solid strategy, both at home and at our office, the goal is to limit the effects of tooth decay and gum disease, which threaten your child’s teeth. It’s vital that their primary (baby) teeth fall out on their regular schedule. Teeth that have to be extracted early interfere with the normal time frame and can lead to teeth shifting and an improper amount of space for the permanent (adult) teeth to grow in.
Are you looking for a great pediatric dentist who will provide excellent dental care for your child? Do you want your child to see a dentist who is accustomed to working with children, and understands the different oral developmental stages that a child’s mouth goes through? If so, you will want to visit our pediatric dentist at Quest Dental so that your Maryland children have healthy smiles.
Our outstanding dentists who provide optimal pediatric dental care at Quest Dental are: Dr. Michael White; Dr. Michael Saffold; Dr. Lenora Caldwell; and Dr. Tamara Dulan. Our dental practice has been serving the entire family for over 24 years. We offer excellent children’s dental care as well as dental care for adults and seniors. We make sure that our Maryland children have healthy smiles by ensuring that they receive the best pediatric dental care available. We also understand that the dental care children receive at our office may well color their attitude toward dentist’s and dental visits for their entire lifetime. For this reason, we always make sure that our children have a fun and stress-free time at our office; we consider it an important part of our job to make sure that children have an enjoyable time when they visit with us, and learn that dentists are here to help them have healthy teeth. We also make sure that we leave time at each exam for parents to ask any questions they may have about their child’s oral development. Oftentimes, questions have to do with childhood developmental issues such as whether or not children should give up their pacifiers.
Our Maryland children have healthy smiles because they come to our practice from an early age for dental care. It is recommended that children come in for their first dental exam when their first baby tooth comes in or they reach one year of age – whichever happens first. Baby teeth play a very important role in a child’s development. Not only do they help your child develop good speech, but they also act as place holders for the permanent teeth that will come in years later. If the baby teeth are unable to stay in the child’s mouth, permanent teeth may erupt in the wrong place, or they may end up pushing other permanent teeth out of place when they erupt. For these reasons we want to be sure that baby teeth stay healthy and are able to remain in the child’s mouth until they are no longer needed and fall out. If you would like your child to see one of our expert pediatric dentists, contact us for an appointment.
Maintaining proper oral health can take a bit of work, but every bit is necessary. It is suggested that everyone brush twice a day in addition to flossing and using a mouth rinse. Regular dental visits and dental cleanings are also important. All of these healthy habits help reduce the amount of plaque buildup on the tooth enamel and around the gumline. Plaque is what causes tooth decay, and some habits can help while others hinder this oral health and sometimes it can be difficult to get kids to do what they are told. No matter what your kids’ habits are, our Baltimore pediatric dentist is here to help teach them the proper habits here at Quest Dental.
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It can be difficult to communicate to kids just how important dental health is. Kids can be forgetful or simply reluctant to keep up with their hygiene which is normal for their age and temperament. Despite that, these lapses in healthy habits can cause children cavities and other oral health problems. But there is no need to worry since our Baltimore pediatric dentist, Dr. Katherine Grant Collier, is here at Quest Dental to help. Kids are notorious for loving candy and other sugary sweet foods which can be bad for their dental health. Plaque builds up on the tooth enamel and along the gumline as food is eaten throughout the day. Accumulated plaque reacts with new foods that are eaten and creates an acidic reaction with carbohydrates, specifically sugars, in the foods that we eat. This acidic reaction is what often causes tooth decay and the formation of dental cavities. If your child has a hard time brushing, brushing properly, and/or has a habit of eating sugary foods, then a dental sealant may be an attractive option. A dental sealant is a temporary cover that protects the tooth enamel, preventing the accumulation of plaque and the formation of cavities. While it is important that kids learn healthy habits, a dental sealant can save you time and money by preventing such cavities.
Additionally, our Baltimore pediatric dentist can provide fluoride rinses to help remineralize kids’ teeth. The tooth enamel loses and gains minerals depending on the foods we eat, but fluoride rinses aim to restore any loss of minerals that help strengthen the enamel, making it stronger against plaque and decay. Help improve your child’s dental habits by visiting us here at Quest Dental today.