Are you looking for a family dentist in Bowie that you can trust with every smile in the house? Then look no further, you’ve come to the right place for children's dentistry in Bowie, MD! Dr. Hightower and the team at Ambiance Dental Spa provide all types of dental services under one roof, including children’s dentistry for the most important smiles you know.
Your child's first visit to our Bowie family dental office 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 oral development. At this first visit, one of our caring team members will show your son or daughter around the dental 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 be comfortable around the doctor, hygienists, and dental assistants.
We want children’s dentistry visits to be a good experience for every child. We offer 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 the molars, preventing food and bacteria from becoming stuck and causing decay. Since brushing habits often leave something to be desired when a patient is still young, dental sealants are a great children’s dentistry measure for healthier teeth.
Fluoride is great for patients of all ages because it’s been shown to drastically lower the risk of cavities, but it’s especially useful for children who are still learning how to brush properly. At each of your child’s checkups, we’ll apply fluoride to their teeth for a minute or so, and that’s it! This will provide a tremendous boost of cavity protection that will last all the way until their next visit.
While our primary goal is to prevent cavities for our younger patients, as any parent will tell you, sometimes, things happen! If your little one ever needs some smile repair, we can use a tooth-colored filling to make any decay virtually disappear. These are made of a composite resin that can be specially shaded to match the rest of their smile, ensuring they don’t have to worry about friends or teachers noticing their dental work.
Have a future sports star at home? You can make sure their smile stays in great shape thanks to an athletic mouthguard from Ambiance Dental Spa. Each mouthguard is custom-made for every patient, ensuring a better fit, better protection, and a much higher chance it won’t be “forgotten” in a locker or bag. In addition to defending the lips, teeth, and gums, custom mouthguards have also been shown to drastically lower the risk of concussion, safeguarding an athlete’s physical and mental health.
Let us brighten your child’s day with a big, healthy smile! Call our Bowie family dental office today to schedule a children’s dentistry appointment. Ambiance Dental Spa is always accepting new patients, and we also serve the nearby communities of Glenn Dale, Goddard, Lanham, Greenbelt, and Crofton.