For new parents, navigating children’s dental care can be difficult — but our team is here to help! At Edgewater Dental Arts, we work with patients as young as 3 to help their teeth grow healthy and strong. To help parents ensure they properly care for their little ones’ pearly whites, we’ve put together the following information on choosing a children’s dentist in Annapolis.
The Difference Between a Pediatric Dentist & a Family Dentist
Your little ones should have their first dental exam when they get their first tooth or at the age of one — whichever comes first. While a Pediatric Dentist only sees children, a family dentist can care for your child’s teeth as they age into adulthood. Dr. Cutting has plenty of experience in treating children to help their growing teeth and mouths develop.
Is Treating Children Different Than Treating Adults?
When it comes to treating kids, you want your dentist to be caring and gentle. Dr. Cutting is experienced in helping kids feel safe and at ease during their dental visits — he can even make dentist appointments fun! We provide a full range of dental services to children, so no matter what issues they experience, we’ll be able to provide proper care.
Do Children Need Regular Dental Care?
Just like adults, children should have a dental visit every six months. This allows our team to keep a close eye on developing mouths and spot and treat minor problems before they develop into major conditions. You should also encourage your children to take responsibility for their oral hygiene at home by brushing and flossing regularly. You can make oral hygiene fun by allowing your child to pick out a toothbrush in their favorite color, choose their own toothpaste flavor, or by playing a fun song while brushing to create your very own oral hygiene dance party!
To ask our team any questions about choosing a dentist for your child, contact our office today.