Naylors Court Dental Partners

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Children's Dentistry

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Children's Dentistry

As a parent, you want to take steps to protect your child’s smile, and so do we.

Drs. Mohit Virmani and Jennifer Virmani, your dentists in Pikesville, MD, provide comprehensive preventive dentistry to help give your child an excellent starting place for lifelong oral health.

These services include comprehensive check-ups, x-rays as needed, and professional teeth cleaning when age-appropriate.

If your child needs extra intervention, we also consider dental sealants and Fluoride treatments.

Dental sealants are a tooth-colored resin material that helps smooth out the surfaces of teeth. They create a barrier between your child’s enamel and cavity-causing debris.

 Fluoride treatments help build strong teeth by mineralizing and strengthening.  

Children tend to indulge in sweets and acidic fruit drinks, which are not good for their teeth. For your part, we recommend replacing at least some of these indulgences with healthy snacks like celery or other crunchy veggies and water.

Your child’s dentist in Pikesville can also provide toothbrushing tips to help you make the most of your child’s at-home routine. For older children, who are brushing on their own, we can also help them to optimize their brushing and flossing schedules.

At Naylors Court Dental partners, we will assess your child’s smile and provide a customized treatment approach that includes any advice and tips to help you help your kids.

young baby sitting & smiling holding toothbrush I children's dentistry pikesville MDDid you know that baby teeth begin growing in at about six months of age, but most children in the U.S. don’t visit a dentist until they’re two years old? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that infants see a dentist within six months of the first tooth erupting. A children’s dentist in Pikesville can help foster a lifelong positive attitude towards oral care and dental visits.

Are there any misconceptions?                                          

There are many misconceptions about the best time to start dental visits. For example, parents may think their child doesn’t need to see a dentist until permanent teeth come in or until their child has lots of teeth.

But the truth is that healthy baby teeth (called primary teeth) lead to healthy permanent teeth. Primary teeth help preserve the space for permanent teeth, aid in proper chewing, and even improve speech development.

What about anxiety?

Many children may feel anxious about the loud sounds and pointy equipment at dental visits. A children’s dentist in Pikeville understands that waiting until a child is older may result in more anxiety about dental visits. Introducing oral care when children are very young can relieve feelings of uncertainty later. For these reasons, you should start dentist visits within six months of the first tooth erupting. Call today if you have any further questions. 

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