Gentle Dental of Haverford
354 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041
Did you know that taking children to a dentist is just as important as taking them to a pediatrician? While all of our dentists see children, we also have pediatric dentists on staff who specialize in dentistry for kids.
A pediatric dentist is a dentist who has finished dental school and then completed two or more years of additional training in the unique dental needs that children have. Our pediatric dentists are experienced in providing high-quality dental care to children. They also know how to make children—and their parents—feel at ease throughout their visits.
Many of our patients have found us after asking their friends, “Is there an excellent children’s dentist near me?” Once you’ve had your first appointment with us, you’ll know that we’re a trusted provider of kids’ dental care.
Your child should have his or her first visit with a dentist by the child’s first birthday. Once a tooth has erupted, it is susceptible to decay. When a child has two teeth that touch each other, they must be flossed regularly to keep cavities from developing between the two teeth.
You may have heard that should not put your child to bed with a bottle or a sippy cup. This is due to a condition called baby bottle tooth decay, which is caused by milk, juice, sugar water or juice sitting on the teeth, which leads to dental decay (cavities).
Depending on your child’s age and child’s comfort level, the dentist may perform the dental examination either while the child is in a dental chair or on your lap. The exam will consist of the children’s dentist looking at the teeth and jaw alignment to determine if there are any problems.
Most small children do not need to have dental X-rays taken. However, if the dentist determines that they are necessary to reveal decay or other issues, X-rays will be taken while you are in the office.
Our practice offers an array of services that will keep your child’s smile healthy. Our dentistry-for-children services include:
The average age for baby teeth to begin coming in is when a child is six months of age. However, some children’s baby teeth may begin to erupt earlier or later than that.
Your child will most likely begin to lose baby teeth by the time they are six years old.
Toothaches typically happen when a child has a cavity, injury or an infection in or around the tooth. It is important that your child visit a children’s dentist to determine the cause of the toothache.
To make an appointment with an experienced children’s dentist in Haverford, give us a call today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about the high-quality pediatric dental services we offer.