Family Dental Services at Front Row
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Ellicott City Pediatric Dentist
Dental Health Services
Variety of Children's Dental Services
Front Row Pediatric Dentistry offers SO much more than cleanings and exams. We offer a wide range of dental services so you can remain in our care no matter your child’s dental needs.
Just like a general dentist, Pediatric Dentists are skilled at dental procedures like fillings, root canals, extractions, and more. The difference, however, is that our Pediatric Dentists have 2-3 additional years of specialty training after dental school dedicated exclusively to Pediatric Dental Care. So we are experts at performing these services for children of all ages.
When Should My Child Go To The Dentist?
- Children should see a pediatric dental specialist by age one or within six months after the first tooth erupts.
- Early visits allow the dentist to assess your child’s risk for tooth decay and develop a preventive care plan.
- The dentist can also spot any potential problems and address them before they become serious.
- A professional cleaner can remove plaque and tartar that has built up, preventing tooth decay and gum disease and helping with dental alignment.
When should parents start taking their kids to the dentist?
Save With School-Age Children Exam And Cleaning
Front Row is easy, stress-free, and affordable. For children two and over, individual appointments begin at just $100. OR you can claim our limited-time offer of 3 exams and cleanings for the low price of $200.
Providing Home Oral Care Tips
Regular dental examinations and cleanings are essential to prevent cavities, but home oral care is the best way to ensure good oral health and well-being. The goal is to help you with age-appropriate toothbrushing and flossing techniques based on each child’s circumstances. In addition, communication methods like tell-show-do and modeling help kids and their parents master the skills needed to sustain excellent oral hygiene.
Improve Movement With Tongue-tie Functional Release
Tongue-tie, also known as ankyloglossia, happens when the tissue connecting the tongue to the floor of the mouth (lingual frenulum) is short, thick, or attached close to the tip of the tongue. Complications can include difficulty moving or lifting the tongue, problems with breastfeeding, difficulty licking the lips or removing food debris, discomfort from stretching the tissue under the tongue, and problems with speech. Frenotomy is an in-office procedure that releases the tissue under the tongue resulting in improved movement. Stretches and exercises reduce the risk of relapse, and most babies can feed right after the procedure.
Airway Assessment For Breathing Disorders
A pediatric airway assessment helps identify kids at increased risk for sleep-related breathing disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Recognizing sleep disorders in your children, such as insomnia, daytime sleepiness, inattentiveness, or other daytime signs, may mean an issue with the airway that can be resolved. Kids with airway issues may benefit from orthodontic treatment to expand the palate and airway passages. In some cases, referral to a medical professional for further evaluation and management may be indicated. When dental treatment is given, a clinical airway assessment can also be made to identify breathing complications and help determine if another treatment is appropriate.