As a family dentist serving Howard County, we offer pediatric dental services in our Columbia, MD area dentist office. Dr. Becker is very familiar with the needs of children and will work to make them feel relaxed as possible. Our staff also makes every effort to ensure the comfort and safety of our young patients, helping them to develop confidence in their oral hygiene habits and to feel comfortable when they visit with us for routine care.
Dr. Becker and his staff will take the time to explain the dental treatments that your child be receiving to help reduce anxiety. We will also educate them on the benefits of keeping their teeth and gums clean and healthy as they grow older and will reinforce this at every visit. We want your child to develop an understanding and appreciation of proper oral health routines and it plays in their overall health, especially as they grow. Teaching young patients how to brush and floss their teeth can help to reduce tooth decay now and in the future as good habits are developed and maintained for the long term.
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. Early visits with a dentist can lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles and help reduce the anxiety often associated with dental care. Most of our families will schedule their regular check-ups at the same time. They appreciate the convenience of bringing the entire family in for check-ups and teeth cleanings at one location. This eliminates several appointment times at different locations.
Children’s Dentistry Services in Columbia, MD
Where a pediatric dentist is solely focused on children, our office is family-oriented offering dentistry for children as well as adults. We offer a complete menu of dental services for children as young as 3 to help them prevent tooth decay and protect their teeth. These services include:
- Tooth cleaning
- Orthodontic consultations
- Tooth bonding
- Digital x-rays
- Dental sealants
- White fillings
- Custom sports mouthguards
- 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.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
If you are looking for a dentist office that offers dentistry for children in Columbia, MD, consider Dr. Ray Becker as a dentist for your entire family. Enjoy the convenience that a family dentist offers! Call today or schedule an appointment online.