(610) 572-4627

Dental Solutions of Stoney Creek
515 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064

Your child’s visits to a pediatric dentist are as important as the visits to the pediatrician, and good dental health can positively impact your child’s overall health. Teaching your child good oral hygiene at an early age can contribute to a lifelong habit of good dental practices. If you’ve been searching for a “children’s dentist near me,” then call our office at (610) 572-4627. All of our dentists can provide dentistry for children but some of them have specialized in pediatric dentistry. This means that, in addition to the training they needed to get their dental license, they’ve spent a minimum of two additional years of training in the area of pediatric dentistry. They’re dedicated to providing the best dental services possible to their young patients. Call us today at (610) 572-4627 to schedule an appointment with a children’s dentist at our office.

How Old Should My Child Be Before Starting Dentist Visits?

When a child has one tooth that has fully erupted, they should start seeing a dentist according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. A cavity can begin with just one tooth and if a child has two teeth that abut, decay can form between them. Many times children are put to bed with either a bottle or a sippy cup that contains milk or juice. This is a very bad practice and has led to an increase in the incidence of baby bottle tooth decay. This occurs because the acids and sugars in the milk and juice remain on the teeth overnight and begin to erode the enamel and start decay. Children should never be put to bed with a bottle or sippy cup but if you must do this, be sure it contains only clear water. If you have questions about this or another issue, be sure to call our office in Springfield at (610) 572-4627.

What Will Happen During My Child’s Initial Visit to Your Office?

When you come to our office for your appointment, your children’s dentist will examine your child’s teeth and jaw alignment. The dentist will determine if any work outside of the normal is needed. Your child can sit in the dental chair or on your lap for the exam, whichever is more comfortable. Children don’t usually require x-rays but we can take them if necessary.

What Types of Dentistry for Kids Is Available?

Good oral hygiene knows no age boundaries, so we provide a robust list of dental services to our young patients. Some of the dental services we provide include:

  • Fillings: If your child has a cavity and needs a filling, we can provide that.
  • Crowns: If your child has a cavity that’s too large to accommodate a filling, we can fabricate a crown that will restore functionality to the tooth and alleviate your child’s toothache pain.
  • Root canals: If your child has an infection or an abscessed tooth, we can perform a root canal. Sometimes, this is the only way to save the tooth.
  • Bonding: We can apply a tooth-colored material to your child’s tooth to cover any chips or minor cracks present.
  • Sealant: Your children’s dentist can apply a plastic coating that will deter the formation of cavities and decay.
  • Mouthguards: A mouthguard can prevent tooth damage, such as having a tooth knocked out or having a tooth cracked or broken. Your kid’s dentist can provide a custom mouthguard for your child.

At What Age Do Baby Teeth Appear?

Baby teeth usually start to erupt at around six months of age but can start to appear as early as four months of age. The two lower front teeth are usually the first to emerge but the teething process is unique to each child. If you have additional questions, please call our office in Springfield.

At What Age Do Baby Teeth Start to Fall Out?

Baby teeth will fall out in the order that they came in and this can start as early as 5 or 6 years of age. Your pediatric dentist can be more specific about the details for your child.

Why Does My Child Get Toothaches?

Toothaches occur for varying reasons and the cause may be determined, in part, by the frequency of the toothaches. Sometimes, the cause is an abscess or a cavity. If your child has toothaches, call our office in Springfield and schedule an appointment. One of our child-friendly dentists can determine the cause of the pain and recommend a treatment regimen for it.

We provide some of the best and most affordable kids dental care in the area. If your child needs dental work, call us today at (610) 572-4627 to schedule an appointment with a children’s dentist in our office. We look forward to working with you and your child.

Office Hours

  • Monday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

* Open every other Friday

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Office Hours

  • Monday
    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday
    9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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Dental Solutions of Stoney Creek

515 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064

(610) 572-4627