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Pediatric Dentistry Fallston, MD

Pediatric DentistryAn Overview

As a family dentist, Dr. Kimberly Comeau treats patients of all ages, from children to seniors. Fallston families appreciate the flexibility and convenience of being treated in the same dentist office.

Dr. Comeau is highly trained to handle a broad range of dental problems from routine teeth cleaning to emergency dental care. Our dentist office provides comprehensive dental procedures for all stages of oral health development.

Preventing Cavities in Children

One of the areas we focus on for children is the prevention and treatment of tooth cavities. According to the American Dental Association, over 50% of first-graders and 80% of 17-year-olds have cavities.

While there are many things parents can do to ensure the health of their children’s teeth, one of the best ways to prevent cavities and tooth decay in children can be through regular visits to the dentist and routine dental cleanings.

Our dentist office focuses on educating our young patients about the importance of a consistent oral health care routine at home. Dr. Comeau and our compassionate dental care team will help to teach your children the benefits of oral hygiene.

Through early visits to the dentist, we will teach them how to brush and floss effectively and understand how this can help to reduce tooth decay now and in the future. When good habits are developed early, they are most likely to be maintained for the long term. This ensures that your children’s smiles will be healthy for a lifetime.

★★★★★ " 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.

Pediatric Dentistry What to Expect

Where a pediatric dentist is solely focused on children, our dentist’s office is family-oriented. Our patients and their families appreciate the convenience of flexibility that comes with having their children treated at the same dental office they visit. We encourage parents to bring their children to the dentist early so they will be comfortable and relaxed.

Dr. Comeau believes in building a positive dentist-patient bond. Visiting the dentist early on in life can help to make the dentist a positive experience for your children. These early visits help establish and maintain a relationship with the dentist, alleviating the stress and anxiety often associated with dental care.

Educating Parents For Pediatric Dentistry

It is important that parents and guardians set good examples and teach children proper oral hygiene habits early. Good oral health contributes to the overall health of a child, encourages positive self-image, and improves feelings of achievement.

The team at Harford County Dentistry helps parents and guardians by teaching proper pediatric dental care and answering common questions about thumb sucking, tooth decay, orthodontic treatment, and wisdom teeth removal. 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

We offer pediatric dentistry in Bel Air, MD and surrounding communities. Dr. Comeau 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.

Pediatric Dentistry FAQs

Do you need to fill cavities in baby teeth?

Yes, cavities in baby teeth must be treated. We will save your child’s teeth before prematurely removing them to prevent speech issues and eating issues. Cavities in baby teeth can be repaired with fillings, which prevent an infection from causing pain, spreading, and prevents the premature removal of the tooth.

How common are cavities in baby teeth?

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 42% of children who are ages 2 to 11 develop a cavity in their baby (primary) teeth. By the age of 4, more than 1 in every 4 children has at least one cavity.

Do I need to worry about shark teeth?

Some children may find that their permanent teeth are starting to grow in behind their primary teeth. This is known as shark teeth, which gets its name because sharks also have several rows of teeth. Fortunately, shark teeth are not dangerous and are not something you need to be too worried about. In many cases, the tooth will get loose as the permanent tooth comes in.

Why choose Harford County Dentistry?

Dr. Kimberly Comeau and the dedicated team of dental professionals at Harford County Dentistry provide the personalized, comprehensive care that your family needs to keep everyone’s smiles beautiful and healthy. With a focus on disease prevention, we work with patients on an individual basis to help you achieve and enjoy good dental health.

Dr. Comeau offers cosmetic and restorative dental services to meet your needs and keep your smile looking and functioning its best in the long run. As a partner in your total health care, we take the time to get to know you and address your unique risk factors when it comes to maintaining a healthy smile that also supports your best quality of life.