Dental One Associates of Westminster
412 Malcolm Drive, Suite 100, Westminster, MD 21157

How to Prepare for Your Child’s Dental Care

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You can’t afford to ignore your child’s teeth or you’ll pay the high price of later treatment and they’ll face a great deal of pain from these problems. That’s why they must develop healthy dental care habits early. Follow these useful tips from the best dentist experts to meet your child’s dental care needs.

Take Your Infant to an Affordable Dentist

Children’s baby teeth are at risk for decay from the moment they erupt. That’s why the ADA recommends that the first dental visit take place by their first birthday, but preferably within six months after their first tooth comes in.

Find the Best Dentist for Your Child

It’s important to find the best dentist for your child’s needs because their first dental appointment can affect their how they feel about the dentist and dental care for the rest of their lives. Ask your pediatrician to recommend an affordable dentist, talk to your friends about the dentists their children see, or search online for a pediatric dentist and read reviews from other parents.

Schedule the First Dentist Appointment

After you’ve located the best dentist for your child’s needs, make the first dental appointment. This visit is primarily for the dentist to examine your child’s dental development and offer dental care advice, but it’s also for your child to become comfortable with the dentist. Try these tips to make the visit easier for you and your child:

  • Keep a positive attitude and get your child excited about visiting the dentist.
  • Let your child know that the dentist is their friend and wants to help them keep their teeth and gums healthy.
  • Set up a morning appointment when children tend to be more cooperative.
  • Keep any anxiety to yourself since kids can sense your fears and concerns.
  • Don’t use toys or treats to bribe your child to get them to the appointment.

Find Out About Fluoride

Fluoride plays a major role in healthy dental development because it strengthens tooth enamel, makes teeth more resistant to dental decay, and restores weakened enamel. It’s often added to toothpaste, mouthwash, and communities’ tap water supply. Fluoride is important for healthy dental development, so discuss your child’s fluoride needs with an affordable dentist.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Westminster, call Dental One Associates of Westminster today at (410) 970-0292 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Westminster. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Westminster, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Westminster.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dental One gives 5 stars service. My dentist Dr Kisicki is the best! Dr Allen is also a miracle worker with my teeth. The dental assistants explain everything they are doing and office staff are […]
Daniel G.
The office staff is very friendly & helpful. Dr. Allen is very competent & knowledgeable.
Rick A.
Great staff! Friendly, accommodating, and patient.
Kris B.
I’ve been a patient here for about 18 months now. I have had cavities filled, wisdom teeth removed, and sudden tooth pain examined. I used to be terrified to visit the dentist. After 8 years I […]
Amanda H.
Alicia the Hygienist and the dentist were rockstars! Awesome!
Investigator M.
What an amazing, friendly, caring staff. They go above and beyond and help patients and understand their needs. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a dental office that does it all while […]
Carlie S.
Dr Allen is not only a good dentist, she is has a friendly personality, which is good since going to the dentist is not always pleasant.
Judy J.
Prompt, pleasant experience
Barbara R.
Laurie, my hygienist is great. She cares about me. She knows how to work on my mouth so that I don’t get jaw pain. She gives me lots of ideas on how to take care of my teeth and gums. She is […]
Teresa M.
Everything was timely, efficient and thorough. Reminder call is appreciated. Flexibility in scheduling was great since I had to trade appointment times with my son. Laurie is always pleasant and […]
Laura H.
If you’re afraid of the stereotypically judgey dentist who’s just going to lecture at you and not pay attention to your comfort, you’ve come to the right place. I can’t thank […]
J C.
Very friendly always. Explain and answer any questions asked.
Steven F.
I have had nothing but a positive experience with all of the front office staff, dental assistants, and doctors. The other plus is that most of our family’s dental needs can be taken care of at […]
Mary Z.
I was in for an emergency visit, and in a LOT of pain. :( Staff was very kind, and when I needed off hours assistance, the dentist called very promptly and was very helpful. I greatly appreciated her […]
Adrienne F.
Friendly, efficient, thorough care.
Andrea C.
Great experience!
April G.
On time Friendly Professional Took the time to answer my questions
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Friendly staff great Hygenists caring Dentists
J C.
Very professional.
John T.
Hygienist – Laurie. Good
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  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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