Early Dental Care

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As your family dentistry providers, we at Columbia Family Dentist are glad to provide high-quality dental treatments for patients of all ages – including the youngest ones in your family. We understand the importance of a great smile, which is why we strive to start your child out on the right path that leads to a lifetime of healthy smiles. In order to ensure this though, it’s important to bring your child in to see us at a young age so that he or she can begin benefitting from our expert dental care.

First Dental Visit

The American Dental Association recommends that your child’s first dental visit be by the time of his or her first birthday. This early visit will help your child overcome any anxiety that can be associated with going to the dentist. Additionally, visiting a family dentist at a young age will allow a dentist to diagnose and treat any problems with the teeth or the jaw before they become more complex and require more time and money to treat.

Common Early Dental Problems

When good oral hygiene habits haven’t been cultivated, a child can develop numerous dental problems, including tooth decay, gum disease, sensitive teeth, and bad breath. By scheduling an appointment for your child at an early age, we at Columbia Family Dentist can help diagnose, treat, and provide consultation in the following areas:

  • Teeth grinding
  • Thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, and other bad oral habits
  • Oral hygiene
  • Orthodontic concerns
  • Early dental care

Why Good Brushing Habits Are Important

When your child utilizes good brushing and flossing habits at a young age, he or she will be more likely to maintain a healthy mouth. By knowing how to properly brush and floss, your child can stave off gum disease, cavities, and bad breath. We are able to teach your children – and you – plenty of tips and tricks to reinforce great brushing habits and even make your children enjoy brushing.

Contact Your Columbia, MD Family Dentistry Providers Today

If you have any further questions about early dental care, we encourage you to contact us and let us know. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with a dentist for your child or yourself, please give us a call at (410) 730-6020. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and putting your child on the path toward a lifetime of great smiles and oral hygiene!