Pediatric DentistAn Overview
Harford County Dentistry provides complete dental care for patients of all ages. Our Bel Air, MD dentist office is warm, welcoming and home to a dedicated team of professionals who take the time to get to know you as an individual and meet your unique needs in a personalized manner.
If you are searching for a pediatric dentist in Bel Air, MD, consider Dr. Melissa Elliott. As a family dentist, Dr. Elliott treats patients of all ages, from children to seniors.
Our patients and their families appreciate the convenience of flexibility that comes with having their children treated at the same dental office they visit.
These early visits are important for both oral health maintenance and establishing a relationship with the pediatric dentist, alleviating the stress and anxiety often associated with dental care.
Preventing Tooth Decay in Children
Tooth decay, or tooth cavities, remain a leading childhood disease, compromising the long term health of both primary and permanent teeth. Dr. Elliott recommends that you begin bringing your child to the dentist after the first tooth erupts.
Routine dental care, including teeth cleanings, that begins as the primary teeth are developing provides the opportunity for us to spot dental problems early on, when treatment can be conservative and address possible bite problems down the road.
★★★★★ " I'm new to the area. Dr. Elliott and the staff provided the best dental experience I have EVER had. I have had extensive dental work and Dr. Elliott is AWESOME! She is gentle , patient, calm and provides thorough dental service. Very open and honest in providing treatment…A.
★★★★★ " Thank you for the pleasant experience you provided for my children. The atmosphere was comfortable and the whole team from front desk to hygienist to the Dr. were very orchestrated. "L.
★★★★★ "Always receive professional and friendly service."M.
Pediatric Dentist What to Expect
When your child visits our Bel Air, MD family and pediatric dentist office, our staff makes every effort to help them feel relaxed and content. To help ease the anxiety they many have, we will take the time to explain their dental treatment so there are no surprises.
We believe in educating our young patients on the benefits of keeping their teeth and gums clean and healthy. Our goal is to help them develop an understanding and appreciation for the role that their oral health plays in their overall well-being, especially as they grow.
Teaching young patients how to brush and floss effectively can help to reduce tooth decay now and in the future as good habits are developed and maintained for the long term.
With routine visits to our Bel Air, MD dentist office, Dr. Elliott will be able to prevent tooth decay and subsequent dental cavities. We also offer sealants for children to protect teeth and prevent decay. But we depend on the parents to help reinforce at home oral care routines. Parents can do many things to ensure the health of their children’s teeth:
- Brushing teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste (over age 2)
- Flossing once a day
- Limiting sugary drinks and beverages
- Following recommended guidelines for nursing, bottle and sippy cup use
Schedule A Dental Exam Today
If you are searching for a pediatric dentist in the Bel Air, MD and Fallston, MD area, consider Dr. Melissa Elliott. As a family dentist, Dr. Elliott treats patients of all ages. Enjoy the convenience of a family dentist with the experience of a highly trained cosmetic and restorative dentist in a state-of-the-art facility.
Call 410-994-2627 for an appointment or more information or request an appointment online.