The team at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care in Bethesda, Maryland, values all of their patients, but the youngest members of the treatment family have a special place in the hearts of the dentists, support staff, and administrative professionals on the team. Pediatric dentistry is a significant part of the practice, and it’s an honor to play a role in shaping the dental health of these young people. Schedule an appointment online or by phone to learn more about the care your child will receive at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental.
Pediatric dentistry is an area of dental specialty focused on supporting the dental health of children of all ages. The dentists at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care view their role as a partnership with the children and families in their care.
As your child moves through the stages of childhood, their dental needs will change. Establishing a healthy dental hygiene routine from the very beginning will set them up for a lifetime of good dental health.
Your dentist understands the importance of those early interactions, and how easily a bad experience can shape a child’s view of dental care. Every effort is made to make each pediatric visit a fun and rewarding experience.
The best approach is to begin coming in for pediatric exams as soon as those first baby teeth appear. In the first few years of life, these visits are simple and straightforward, but they also ensure your child’s teeth are developing properly.
These visits also give you a chance to ask questions about how to clean your baby’s teeth at home. Many parents think baby teeth are not as important as permanent teeth, but research shows that healthy primary teeth are an essential part of overall health.
If your child is anxious about visiting the dentist, there are things you can do to make the experience more positive. Consider bringing your little one in with you for your next exam and cleaning. Once they see there’s nothing to be worried about they might look forward to their turn in the dental chair.
Many children’s books are available that focus on going to the dentist. Find one written for your child’s age level and read it together. It is also helpful to pay attention to the language your family uses about dental care. Even something as simple as “getting” to go to the dentist instead of “having” to go to the dentist can make a positive difference.
When you’re ready to book a pediatric dentistry appointment, call the office or spend a few moments with the online booking tool to set up your visit.