Preventive Care

Excellent Oral Health Begins With Good Oral Care

All parents want what’s best for their families. When good oral care, including routine dental checkups, start at an early age, our office can closely monitor the development and health of your child’s smile as they grow. It’s essential to keep in mind that preventive care and timely treatment for any emerging dental issues help to ensure ongoing oral health and supports overall well-being while contributing to a positive self-image. 

Our office takes a proactive approach and emphasizes the importance of dental prevention as the key to good oral health. We provide you and your child with the resources as well as the tools to establish an effective brushing and flossing routine while offering nutritional guidance and advice on potentially harmful oral habits. In addition to understanding children’s dental and physical development, we’re also attuned to their emotional needs. With that said, our entire team strives to make each visit with your child a positive, informative, and beneficial experience. 

By following these simple guidelines, you can help your child maintain optimal oral health and develop a positive attitude towards dental care: 

  • Establish a dental partnership when your child is small 
  • Keep your baby’s and toddler’s teeth clean.
  • Don’t allow your baby to sleep with a bottle of milk or juice. 
  • Bring your child to the dentist for routine checkups and care.
  • Lead by example and encourage the recommended tooth brushing and flossing routine
  • Promote wise dietary choices and healthy snacking, including replacing sugary drinks with water and limiting sweets
  • Provide supportive guidance to help your child put away their pacifier and stop thumb or finger sucking at the appropriate time
  • Make sure your child wears a mouthguard when playing certain sports. 

A time of growth and change

Remember, childhood is a time of incredible physical and emotional changes. As kids go through several stages of development, so do their teeth. Many things, including both genetic and environmental factors, contribute to the health and appearance of your child’s smile. While some issues cannot be prevented, there’s still a lot you can do to help ensure your child experiences optimal oral health and develops an attractive, functional smile. 

You can rest assured your child’s smile is in the best of hands. We monitor your little one’s smile as they grow, helping to prevent dental disease while keeping a watchful eye on dental health, tooth eruption, oral function, swallowing, speech, and jaw development.

Wellwood Family Dentistry | Cosmetic Dentistry, Extractions and Digital Radiography

Contact Info

2835 Smith Avenue
Suite A
Baltimore, MD 21209