Children’s Dentistry in Bethesda
The gentle and caring attitude that comes in handy when he’s helping special needs patients also helps Dr. Hornstein take care of children. Dentistry of Bethesda offers children’s dentistry, so your entire family can be seen right here in our office. Why drive all over town when you can rely on one Bethesda dental office to take care of everyone’s needs in one place?
Checkups and Cleanings
Children can be worried about their first trip to the dentist, but during a checkup appointment at Dentistry of Bethesda, your child will soon learn to relax. We make dentistry fun! Because children are just starting to learn about proper oral hygiene habits, we’ll make sure that education plays a big role in those early visits to the dentist so that your child will have the best chances of maintaining healthy teeth and gums for life. We’ll examine your child’s teeth and clean them with a gentle touch so that they actually look forward to visiting Dr. Hornstein every six months!
Dental Sealants and Fluoride Treatments
Children often miss spots when they brush and floss, which places them at a greater risk for developing cavities. To give your child extra protection against tooth decay, Dr. Hornstein offers professional fluoride treatments and sealants. Fluoride treatments can be administered at every dental checkup to help protect and strengthen tooth enamel against decay. Dental sealants, which are thin plastic coatings applied to the back teeth, can help protect the vulnerable molars from decay. Sealants last about five to ten years and wear away gradually, protecting your child long enough for him or her to learn proper oral hygiene techniques.
Easing Dental Fears in Children
If your child does need a filling, we can use a hard tissue laser during his or her dental filling procedure. Because hard tissue lasers practically eliminate discomfort, your child will not need anesthetic when we use this technology as part of the filling procedure. Your child will walk away from our office without having experienced a needle stick to administer local anesthesia or the numbness and subsequent soreness that usually follows, making his or her trip to Dr. Hornstein’s office trauma-free.
Protecting Your Child’s Teeth with Sport Mouthguards
If your children are involved in sports, we highly recommend having them fitted for custom athletic mouthguards. Why? Sports greatly increase the chances that your children will incur dental injuries, and not all athletic mouthguards have the same efficacy. An athletic mouthguard custom fitted for your child during his or her children’s dental appointment will provide greater protection than a one-size-fits-all mouthguard purchased from a sporting goods store.
Experience the Difference
Dentistry of Bethesda provides compassionate, personalized dental care for all members of your family, including those with special needs. Contact Bethesda dentist Dr. Spencer Hornstein today at (301) 530-2700 to schedule your consultation. We happily treat patients from Silver Spring, North Bethesda, Rockville, Chevy Chase, Potomac, and the surrounding areas.