Pediatric Dentistry Baltimore MD

Dr. Desbordes is a Baltimore family dentist dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care for patients of all ages. For a lifetime of healthy smiles, early-life dental care is essential. Pediatric dentistry focuses on the unique dental concerns of children as their teeth develop. Visiting the dentist from an early age can allow for conservative treatment for developmental concerns.

Our Woodlawn, MD dentist office offers dental care for all stages of oral development that focuses on healthy and positive dentist-patient relationships. We recommend bringing your child in as soon as their baby teeth begin to erupt. We guide your child’s teeth with preventative dental care to keep cavities away as much as possible.

When Should I Take My Child to the Dentist?

Your child should have their first scheduled dentist visit as their first tooth begins to show. As your child grows and their teeth continue to develop they should visit the dentist at least twice a year. Routine dental checkups will help protect your child’s teeth and gums from advanced oral health concerns.

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Early Dental Development & Tooth Decay

More than 50% of first-graders and nearly 80% of high schoolers have at least one cavity. Professional dental cleanings and routine check-ups can help deter advanced dental concerns and the development of childhood cavities. Regular visits to the dentist as your children’s teeth develop will help our dental care team track their oral health. Understanding the development of their teeth will allow for earlier and potentially more effective dental treatments.

As part of our comprehensive family dentistry, we help you educate your child on proper oral hygiene such as brushing and flossing techniques. Early visits to the dentist also help your child develop a trusting patient-doctor relationship so that they feel secure and safe when visiting the dentist.

Family Dentistry in Woodlawn, MD

Are you searching for a one-stop dental care provider that can treat your whole family? Dr. Byron Desbordes is your dedicated family dentist. We try to schedule families together so you can get back to your life. This means we can treat your child to great dental care right after we evaluate you.

  • Mouthguards: Protect your athlete’s teeth from damage and trauma with custom-made sports mouthguards.
  • Dental Fillings: One of the most common dental issues in children today is cavities. Stop tooth decay with this quick and painless procedure.
  • Oral Health Exams: Regular comprehensive oral evaluations are a foundation for great long-term dental health.
  • Dental Bondings: Fix the appearance of crooked teeth, or close those gaps between teeth.
  • Digital Dental X-rays: For quick in-and-out service. Modern dental technology is your friend.

Schedule A Dentist Appointment

Family dentist Dr. Desbordes provides quality dental care for patients of all ages. Highly trained in the oral health needs of all stages of life, Dr. Desbordes can treat your whole family from the comfort of his Baltimore, MD dentist office.

Family dentistry offers patients the convenience of one-stop dentistry. Schedule your next appointment online, or contact our Woodlawn, MD dentist office. Dr. Desbordes and our entire dental care team welcome new patients of all ages.

Is it true that thumb sucking and pacifiers are bad for my child’s teeth?

These common childhood habits only become a problem if they continue for too long. Most children will quit on their own or with a little persuasion from their parents. If thumb and pacifier sucking is still a habit passed the age of three, problems could arise. Dr. Desbordes should be able to spot these issues and will let you know if you need to take further action.

How often should my child visit the dentist?

You should bring your child in for regular dentist appointments every six months. These bi-annual check-ups are necessary to prevent decay and disease. However, Dr. Desbordes may recommend more visits based on their oral health.

How do I care for my baby’s teeth?

Even babies can suffer from tooth decay so it is important to start caring for teeth once they appear. We recommend buying an infant toothbrush and fluoride-free toothpaste. When their teeth begin to touch, you should floss in between them. Dr. Desbordes will discuss with you when to begin using fluoride toothpaste. As your child ages, our helpful staff will advise how to properly care for their oral health.