Children's Dentistry for Bowie Families
Are you looking for a family dentist in Bowie that you can trust with every smile in the house? Look no further, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Hightower and the team at Ambiance Dental Spa provide dentistry to patients of all ages, including children’s dentistry for the most important smiles you know.
Your Child's First Dental Visit
Your child's first visit to our Bowie family dentistry practice should be around the age of two. By this time, all of the primary teeth, also referred to as baby teeth, have erupted and will give us a good idea of your child’s development. At this first children’s dentistry visit, one of our caring team members will show your son or daughter around the office and explain the sights and sounds he or she might encounter. This helps our youngest patients become familiar with the dental office environment and become comfortable with the doctor, hygienists, and dental assistants.
Dr. Hightower will provide your child with a comprehensive examination of the teeth, gums, and bite, then talk with you about her findings. If we find instances of decay, another appointment will be scheduled for your child’s treatment. It’s important that you maintain children’s dentistry checkups every six months. This gives us the opportunity to identify problems early and treat them quickly when procedures seem a lot less scary to little patients.
In addition, our team will show your child proper brushing and flossing techniques. Kids will need help from Mom and Dad with home care until they are around 6-7 years of age.
Preventive Measures in Children's Dental Care
We want children’s dentistry visits to be a good experience for every child. Dr. Hightower offers additional preventive measures for kids in an effort to help them avoid those dreaded cavities. Dental sealants are thin layers of plastic that cover the deep grooves in molars, preventing food and debris from becoming stuck and causing decay. Since brushing habits often leave something to be desired when the patient is still little, dental sealants are a great children’s dentistry measure for healthier teeth. Dr. Hightower may also recommend fluoride supplements. Together, these preventive children’s dentistry procedures can further strengthen and defend teeth from cavities.
Schedule Your Child's Next Dental Appointment
Let us brighten your child’s day with a big, healthy smile! Call our Bowie family dentistry practice today to schedule a children’s dentistry appointment. Ambiance Dental Spa is accepting new patients and we also serve the nearby communities of Glenn Dale, Goddard, Lanham, Greenbelt, and Crofton.