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.
Baltimore Pediatric Dentist
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.
1000 East Eager Street,
Baltimore, MD 21202