As parents we are entrusted with the care of our children 24/7. Even before a baby’s first tooth erupts, parents have to be attentive to the oral health needs of their children.
The American Academy of Pediatrics reported that early childhood caries or cavities are the most common chronic childhood disease. Tooth decay in children as young as 2 years old is far more common than asthma, childhood obesity, and diabetes.
The Children’s Dentistry Department at Penn Dental Family Practice wants to help you be the best parent you can as a caretaker of your child´s oral health.
Pediatric dentistry plays an important role in the success of your child’s dental health. Trying to find the right pediatric dentist for your child can be a difficult task. At Penn Dental Family Practice, we want to make that decision easy for you, by providing what both kids and parents need in a children’s dentistry department.
Our office staff and dentists understand the apprehension children may feel when visiting the dentist. That’s why we provide an atmosphere that is calming and attentive to the needs of children of all ages.
Upon your child’s first visit, our dentists will speak with the parent to discuss the purpose of the visit, get an idea of how the child is feeling, establish a relaxed and comfortable first meeting, and from there, determine the level of comfort the child has in order to move on with a dental exam.
We understand that location can play a role in choosing the right dentist for your child. At Penn Dental Family Practice, we have two convenient locations: Locust Walk and University City. Choose which location works best for you and your family.
Let’s help you win the tug of war on your children’s dental health so that your child will never face the consequences of early tooth decay. Contact us today to make an appointment.
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