Dentist Edgewater, MD
Children’s Preventive Care
With regular check-ups and cleanings, we can ensure healthy and happy smiles. The American Dental Association recommends for all patients to schedule routine six-month check-up exams. At your visit, we will screen your child’s mouth for tooth decay and gum disease. Regular professional dental cleanings are essential for a healthy mouth. During your child’s dental cleaning, we will gently remove any buildup of plaque or tartar.
We may also recommend dental sealants for your child. Sealants protect against tooth decay and cavities on your child’s molars. Molars are the most susceptible to cavities and receive the least benefit from topical fluoride. Sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth and are highly effective in preventing tooth decay. Fluoride may be applied to the teeth as well. Topical fluoride is used to strengthen enamel and make teeth more resistant to tooth decay.
Without proper dental care, children are susceptible to oral decay. Healthy smiles should not stop at our dental office. Our team will educate you and your child on how to make good food choices and how to properly brush and floss at home.
In addition to providing preventive care for your child, we offer orthodontic treatment for children and adolescents who can benefit from teeth straightening. Dr. Doring is trained and experienced in the use of invisalign teen®. Invisalign teen®, like the adult version, uses a series of custom-made clear aligners to gently move teeth into their appropriate positions. These aligners are changed about every two weeks and generally require fewer office visits than traditional braces. Invisalign teen® aligners can be removed for short periods during the day to allow your child to eat and brush their teeth. This virtually invisible clear aligner system is much less invasive-feeling than metal braces but yields the same great results.
Our knowledgeable team has the experience and qualifications to care for your child’s teeth, gums and mouth throughout various stages of childhood. If you have questions or want more information about invisalign teen®, contact our Edgewater office.