Dental Examinations

Dental Exams for Children in Salisbury

Dental exams for children in Salisbury MD

Routine dental examinations are an important piece of a pediatric dentist’s preventative strategy because many of the common childhood problems are easiest to treat when detected early. During each exam, Dr. Matt will thoroughly examine your child’s teeth and gums in a gentle and comfortable manner.  Pediatric dentists are specialized in examining for the early formation of cavities, orthodontic assessments, and overall monitoring of facial growth and developmental patterns and abnormalities.

Following your child’s examination, Dr. Matt will also discuss age-appropriate growth and developmental changes that you should anticipate. This may include oral hygiene instructions, dietary counseling, injury prevention, cavity prevention, pacifier and thumb habits, speech and language development, sleep and airway development, etc.

Inevitably, especially with kids, things happen.  If any additional treatment needs to be completed, Dr. Matt will go over the options and together we will come up with a plan to best take care of your child.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends at least two annual dental checkups for all children. Occasionally, some children may benefit from more frequent visits depending on their individual needs. Call us at (410) 202-8515 to schedule your child’s first dental visit with our team.