As a family dentist, we offer pediatric dental services in our Ellicott City dentist office. Dr. Becker and his staff are very familiar with the needs of children and work to make them feel as comfortable as possible.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child see a dentist by his/her first birthday. Though this may sound early, learning proper pediatric oral hygiene techniques, checking for cavities, and watching for developmental problems is extremely important.
Children’s Dentistry Services
We offer a complete menu of dental services for children as young as 3 including:
- Tooth cleaning
- Digital x-rays
- Dental sealants
- White fillings
- Tooth bonding
- Custom sports mouthguards
- Orthodontic consultations
- Wisdom tooth removal
Sports & Your Child’s Teeth
If your child is active in sports, a custom-made mouthguard is a highly recommended safeguard.
According to the American Dental Association, an athlete is 60 times more likely to suffer dental harm when not wearing a sports mouthguard.
Dr. Becker can create a custom mouthguard for your child using a model of his or her teeth. This will offer greater protection than an off-the-shelf model. It’s an investment that pays off highly in the form of reduced pain, suffering — and dental expenses down the road!
Most of all, it’s important for your child to have a positive experience at the dental office as he/she will be a regular visitor for years to come.