When you bring your child to Kids First Pediatric Dentistry for the first time, our caring pediatric dentists will provide gentle dental care to ensure that your child’s teeth and jaws are growing and developing correctly, and that their teeth and gums are healthy. Please call us at 410-828-5699 to learn more about early pediatric dental care in Timonium, Maryland, and to schedule your child’s first appointment with Drs. Bowden, Bowden, and Hernandez.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit the dentist for the first time within 6 months after their first tooth emerges, or at about age 1. Pediatric dentists are dental professionals who specialize in child psychology and behavior, and can often provide helpful information about your child’s dental health and development and effective strategies for breaking poor oral habits (such as thumb sucking).
We may recommend that you hold your child in your lap during this initial examination, to help him or her be more comfortable at our office. Our goal is to help children avoid experiencing fear, anxiety, or discomfort when they visit the dentist.
Our pediatric dentists will gently examine your child’s emerging teeth, and discuss with you their oral habits, including current oral care, diet, and general health. If your child’s teeth appear stained, our dentists may clean them, and apply a topical fluoride after this cleaning. We will consult with you to develop an oral care routine that will help your child to learn good oral hygiene habits and enjoy healthy teeth and gums.
For more information on your child’s first dental visit, and to schedule an appointment with our gentle pediatric dentists, please contact our office today.