Pediatric Dentistry

Receiving high-quality dental treatment is just as important for children as it is for adults. We take great pride in helping our younger patients achieve excellent oral health and pediatric dental services in Baltimore and the surrounding communities.

Baltimore Pediatric Dentistry

Taking care of your dental health and maintaining a healthy and attractive smile requires starting early in life. At Hamilton Family Dentistry, we provide exceptional pediatric dentistry services that educate children and parents on preventing serious oral health issues.

By scheduling regular dental checkups during childhood and teenage years, individuals are much more likely to sustain healthy teeth throughout their lifetime.

At Hamilton Family Dentistry, we strive to create a comfortable and relaxed environment for every child, ensuring they are excited for their next visit.

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  • When should babies go to the dentist?

    Babies should have their first dental visit by their first birthday or within six months after their first tooth appears, whichever comes first. This early visit is crucial for several reasons:

    1. Early Detection: The dentist can check for signs of early dental issues, such as tooth decay or problems with jaw and tooth development.
    2. Parental Guidance: It’s an opportunity for parents to learn about proper oral care for their baby, including brushing techniques, teething, and the impact of pacifiers and thumb-sucking.
    3. Habit Formation: Early dental visits help establish a routine of regular dental check-ups, promoting good oral health from a young age.
    4. Preventive Care: The dentist can advise on preventing dental problems, including fluoride and dietary recommendations.

    Starting dental visits early helps identify and address oral health issues promptly and sets the foundation for a lifetime of healthy dental habits.

  • Can cavities in baby teeth affect permanent teeth?

    Yes, cavities in baby teeth can affect permanent teeth. Here’s how:

    1. Infection Risk: Bacteria from cavities can spread, potentially harming the emerging permanent teeth.
    2. Spacing Issues: Early loss of baby teeth due to cavities can lead to misalignment of permanent teeth, possibly requiring braces later.
    3. Developmental Harm: Severe infections in baby teeth can damage the developing permanent teeth, causing enamel defects or other issues.
    4. Habit Formation: Cavities in baby teeth might indicate poor oral hygiene habits that could also affect permanent teeth.

    Good oral care for baby teeth is essential to protect the health of permanent teeth.

  • How much is a pediatric dental visit?

    Dental cleanings are commonly covered by dental insurance plans, typically as part of preventive dental care. Most insurance plans recognize the importance of regular dental cleanings in maintaining oral health and preventing more serious and costly dental issues.

    Insurance plans often cover dental cleanings at 100%, meaning there may be no out-of-pocket cost for this service, depending on your specific plan.

    How much is a pediatric dental visit without insurance?
    Dental checkups at Hamilton Family Dentistry can cost up to $495, depending on the services needed. If you’d like to schedule an appointment but don’t have insurance, check out our dental savings plans!

More Questions?

If you have more questions about pediatric dentistry, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

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Hamilton Family Dentistry

5810 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
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Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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(410) 426-8200