Are you looking for a family dentist in Lansdale, PA? At Brookwood Dental Associates, our dental team can see every member of your family under one roof. We offer family scheduling, so parents and their children can get the care they need in one office visit. Our family dentistry services serve patients of all ages in Lansdale, PA and many surrounding communities. Whether you have children that need pediatric dental services or you require general dentistry services for older members of your family, we can help.
Routine Pediatric Dental Visits
Early dental care creates a good foundation for your child’s future oral health. We recommend that your child visits the dentist after their baby teeth have emerged, typically around their first year. The primary, or baby teeth, typically erupt when children are between 3 to 7 months old.
We know that dental anxiety or fear can be common in younger dental patients. Because of this, we recommend that parents bring their children to regular dental checkups. Our team aims to create a welcoming, stress-free environment. We want younger patients to become familiarized with our office so they do not fear dental appointments.
During routine dental visits, we will examine their smile and provide an age-appropraite dental cleaning. We will also recommend dental x-rays as needed. Our team can track any development-related concerns and provide early intervention when considered necessary for normal oral health and development.
Dental Sealants and Fluoride Treatment
We will often recommend dental sealants and fluoride treatments for older children. These treatments help prevent cavities and tooth decay. Sealants are thin coatings that we apply to the teeth and then cure with a special light. Dental sealants are typically applied to the back molars, which are prone to cavities. Children between the ages of 5 to 14 benefit from sealants. Fluoride treatments are another routine offering for children who are 3 years and older. At regular dental visits, we can apply fluoride to the teeth to strengthen the tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay and cavities.
Family Dentistry FAQs
Read answers to common questions many patients have about family dentistry to learn more about our services:
Why are regular dental visits important for children?
Regular dental visits help children get accustomed to future routine dentist appointments. Teaching your child about their oral health motivates them to care for their oral hygiene as they grow older. Pediatric dentistry helps prevent future complex dental problems.
Do you offer dental care for seniors?
As we age, we can develop new oral health problems like worn teeth, tooth discoloration, and even missing teeth. Our office offers restorative, general, and cosmetic treatments to address these problems. Dental crowns, dental implants, porcelain veneers, tooth bonding, and teeth whitening treatment benefit our adult patients.
How do I care for my child’s teeth at home?
Even before your child’s teeth emerge, you can clean their gums. Wipe their gums with a damp cloth to clean off any food debris and bacteria. Once your child’s baby teeth do come in, you can use an infant toothbrush and a small amount of toothpaste to brush their teeth.
Request a Dental Appointment
If you need a pediatric dentist, call us at 267-651-7247 or schedule a dental consultation with our team online. Let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.