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Posts Tagged ‘ Children’s Dentistry ’

What to Expect at the Dentist: Your Child’s First Dental Cleaning

Friday, February 11th, 2022
What to Expect at the Dentist: Your Child’s First Dental Cleaning
As a trusted family dentist located in Catonsville, we can help your child feel comfortable with their first dental cleaning.

Did you know that Catonsville Dental Care has provided family dental care for over 15 years? At Catonsville Dental Care, we know that your child’s first tooth cleaning can make you nervous and even a little bit excited! When you reach such a huge milestone in your child’s life, it’s important to ensure that you’ve selected your child’s dental provider with care. As a trusted family dentist located in Catonsville, we can help your child feel comfortable with their first dental cleaning. While the American Dental Association recommends that all children have a visit with the dentist within 6 months of a tooth erupting, generally speaking, most children won’t have their first tooth cleaning until they’re around 3 to 4 years old. As your child’s parent, it’s vital to help prevent tooth decay by ensuring their teeth are routinely cleaned, flossed, and you’re scheduling regular checkups.


Family Dentistry and General Dentistry: Are They the Same?

Friday, August 27th, 2021
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Family dentistry holds so much value 

Catonsville Dental Care specializes in family dentistry. You can feel a sense of peace knowing that we can care for your entire family’s dental health needs. Our dental professionals are compassionate, empathetic, and warm yet experts in their respective fields. Our Monday-Thursday office hours are until 8:00. We understand that being a parent involves compartmentalizing. 

For that reason, our hours are late so that you can fit a dental exam into your busy schedule. What’s even better is that when you opt for a dentist’s office that practices family dentistry, you don’t have to drive to another place because we’re a one-stop-dental shop. Family dentistry has more advantages than general dentistry, and we’ll explain why they are not the same. 


Pediatric Dentistry in Baltimore, MD

Friday, June 25th, 2021
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Catonsville Dental Care specializes in pediatric dentistry

Catonsville Dental Care specializes in pediatric dentistry. Regardless of age, one of our goals is to take care of your entire family regarding dental health. Therefore, you can feel comfortable bringing your child to a pediatric dentist in the same way that you would bring your child to a pediatric doctor. By age one, or within six months after the first tooth erupting, you should bring your child in to see us. If you’re a Baltimore, MD resident and you’ve been looking for a dentist’s office that executes pediatric dentistry masterfully, you can stop your search. Here are five things that you can expect from Catonsville Dental Care regarding this field. 

Special Training in Pediatric Dentistry 

We are uniquely qualified to protect your child’s dental health. We have an additional two to three years of training on top of four years of dental school and undergrad. This specialty training enables us to deal with children’s behavior, make them feel comfortable, and create a pleasant and positive experience. We can even make coming to the dentist a less terrifying experience for adults who experience anxiety

We Provide a Fun and Welcoming Environment

If you haven’t explored our Facebook page lately, you should! Catonsville Dental Care is a fun and welcoming place to be. Our office is a warm and welcoming place for children and anyone skeptical about stepping inside a dentist’s office. It’s not about the building or decor or even the dentists alone. Each of our team members makes the environment feel like home. We use positive language and speak to your children in a language that they can understand to ensure they understand the dental procedure about to take place. We use non verbals as well. Also, don’t forget to ask about Dr. Baylin’s famous magic tricks! 

We Offer a Consultation, and We’ll Make You Feel Right at Home.

If you need a consultation to ensure that this is the place that you want your child to receive care, we offer that. Our professionals will welcome you and your child to our office with a no-cost and no-obligation option. When you partake in a consultation, this is an excellent way to meet our compassionate team. After the visit:

  1. Reflect on if the environment felt safe.
  2. Assess if your child feels comfortable with our dentists and staff.
  3. Observe if the pediatric dentist seems competent and able to adapt to your child’s unique needs.

If Catonsville Dental Care passed your test, you can look forward to your child having a new dental home. 

Pediatric Dentistry from Catonsville Dental Care 

Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth or have a wisdom tooth extracted Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and commitment to comfort, safety, and relaxation you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter,andYouTube.

Children’s Dentistry in Halethorpe, MD

Friday, March 5th, 2021

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We specialize in children’s dentistry.

We specialize in children’s dentistry. Catonsville Dental Care is a one-stop-shop for your family. From age 3 to 93 (and beyond), we can help keep your family’s dental health in the best shape. Children and adults alike experience anxiety stepping inside any doctor’s office. For this reason, you need a team of compassionate and patient dentists who can help calm your child (or anyone in your family). Today we will delve into what a pediatric dentist is and the benefits of having one. If you’re a Halethorpe, MD resident searching for a dental home for their child, look no further than Catonsville Dental Care. 


Family Dentistry in Elkridge, MD

Friday, October 30th, 2020

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We specialize in family dentistry, and would love to take care of your family

Heading to the dentist is a stressful thing for most people. Even when you’re going in for something mundane, like dental cleaning, you might find your anxiety peaking a bit. One way to control this is to have a good, long-term relationship with your dentist – something often best achieved by seeing a family dentistry practice.


Children’s Dentistry in Columbia, MD

Friday, September 11th, 2020

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We specialize in children’s dentistry in Columbia, MD.

We specialize in children’s dentistry in Columbia, MD. Dental health and oral hygiene are essential skills that are best established early in childhood, making sure your kids get to their children’s dentistry appointments. Unfortunately, they’re not fun or exciting, usually, so most kids have little interest. So it’s a parent’s responsibility to help kids learn the right dental habits they need as they grow, even when it results in a battle of wills. If you’re having trouble keeping your kids to a good oral routine, keep these reasons in mind and carry on. 


How To Help Your Child Overcome Their Fear Of The Dentist

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Learn how to make your child feel calm when going to the dentist!

When it comes to having a happy and healthy child, dentist visits are essential.  However, it is common for children to be afraid of the dentist, which is mainly due to the sharp instruments dentists use.  If you have a scared and anxious child, the last thing you want to do is force them into a dentist chair.  Luckily, there are few simple tips to helping your child overcome their fear of the dentist. (more…)

How-To: Help Your Child Overcome Dental Fears

Monday, February 16th, 2015

child-dentist-dearFebruary is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Now is the perfect time to start teaching your little one about good dental hygiene practices. For many little kids, the prospect of going to the dentist can be terrifying. There are strangers in sterile white coats, pointy metal tools, and scary sounds. With a few tricks and a little luck, February could be the month that your child gets over his or her dental fears.

Make it fun

Dental hygiene is not the most exciting part of your day. It’s a chore that takes up four minutes of your day, and sometimes it can even be a little bit painful and annoying. As parents, it’s best to keep that a secret. To really get kids on the right track with dental health, it has to be fun. Pick a time in the morning and evening to brush your teeth with your child. Set the right example by getting excited about it. Create a build-up to it by saying things like “Only ten more minutes until we get to brush our teeth!”

Children love bright colors, crazy patterns, and flavorful tastes. These are all elements that you can work into your dental routine. You can purchase toothbrushes with your little one’s favorite characters on them and ones that sing or talk. Mint is a perfect toothpaste flavor for adults, but your children might have fun with fruity flavors or something fun like bubblegum flavor. These clever touches will help get your child on -board with dental hygiene.

Overcoming fears of the dentist

Once you’ve got your child enjoying their daily tooth-brushing time, you can start working towards eliminating their fear of the dentist’s office. It’s important for your son or daughter to become familiar with their dentist. If your dentist is a parent-approved familiar face, your child will learn to trust them. Start off by taking your little one to the dentist’s office just to stop by. Interact with the staff and give your child an opportunity to talk to his or her dentist. This will help create positive associations with the office.

With Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, you have the added benefit of extremely friendly dentists. Dr. Baylin even has a few impressive magic tricks up his sleeve that will help your child enjoy the visit that much more.

Leiken & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville

If you have questions about family dental care, or it’s just been a while since you’ve had a cleaning or talked to your dentist, it’s time to make an appointment. You can contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visiting CatonsvilleDentalCare.com.

Disclaimer: The writer of this article is not a medical professional. Information contained herein has been collected from sources believed to be reliable, and every precaution has been taken to ensure its accuracy. The information provided here is for general informational purposes only, and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care.


How to Care for Your Child’s Baby Teeth

Monday, October 13th, 2014

baby teethYour child is growing so fast! It seems like just last week they were born, but they’ve been teething and now you’re starting to see the beginnings of two bottom teeth. Although they will later fall out in life, it’s important to keep your child’s baby teeth healthy, as they can have a dramatic influence on the development of adult teeth. After that, they’ll get braces. We know, it’s a scary thought. But before we get too ahead of ourselves, let’s talk about proper oral hygiene for your baby now. They still have many years before their baby teeth fall out, so how should you care for them?

Before all their baby teeth even grow in, you can care for child’s gums. While you don’t want to brush the gums, you can wipe them with a warm washcloth before bedtime. It’s a good way to clear your child’s mouth and gums of bacteria after feedings.

However, those little teeth that have begun to pop up can be brushed. At first, you don’t even have to use toothpaste; just a wet toothbrush will do. As more teeth begin to sprout, used a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and just a tiny bit of toothpaste up until age 3. After age 3, a pea-sized amount of toothpaste can be used.

Be sure to brush gently to avoid a tantrum; teething hurts! Begin to teach your child to rinse their mouth and spit when they’re 3, and they’ll gradually be able to hold the toothbrush on their own. They’ll most likely be able to brush, rinse, and spit on their own by age 5 or 6.

As long as you keep up with a regular regimen, they shouldn’t have any problems. However, you should still check your child’s teeth every once in awhile for any discoloration, spots, or holes. If you do see any of this, it might be a sign of decay. If you do notice decay, take your child immediately to the dentist.

You should take your child to their first dental appointment at age 1. At their first appointment, the dentist will most likely go over proper dental hygiene for the baby and provide you with more information about how your child’s teeth will change over the years. After the appointment, you’ll be more informed about teething, fluoride, and thumb sucking.

Keeping a child’s teeth healthy is nothing to stress over. Just maintain a proper routine, and your child’s smile will stay healthy! The best way to encourage your child to maintain good treatment of their teeth is to set a good example for them to follow.

Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville

If you have a child that’s beginning to get their baby teeth or it’s just been a while since you’ve had a cleaning or talked to your dentist, it’s time to make an appointment. You can contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visiting CatonsvilleDentalCare.com.

Why a Dentist in Pediatric Dentistry?

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Children's DentistryThere are many decisions to be made once you have children in regards to their well-being. Among all of these decisions, choosing a dentist for your child is among the top in importance. You want your children to grow up having a happy and healthy smile, so starting annual trips to the dentist can’t begin soon enough. Once your child has reached a year, you should start considering a dentist visit. You may think that a dentist doesn’t need to specialize with children, that it’s just their teeth. But taking your child to a dentist that has experience with pediatric dentistry can help you child’s oral health for years to come.

When you take your child to your Catonsville Family Dentist, you can rest easy knowing that our dentists will make the experience pleasant and welcoming for your child. An adult dentist will be unaware of how a child might perceive the visit and scare your child. Fear of the dentist at a young age will stop your child from wanting to continue visits and their oral health might suffer from it. At Leikin and Baylin, we make sure to be aware of how a child will perceive us. We will choose our words carefully to make sure your child isn’t scared or intimidated. Let us explain the details to your child, we will know phrases to use so that your child has an understanding of what is happening, but doesn’t think they are in harm’s way. We want your child to feel comfortable and know that going to the dentist is a good thing and not something that should be avoided. Dr. Baylin also specializes in magic tricks, so make sure your child asks to see them.

Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be intimidating, so visit your Catonsville Family Dentist where children’s dentistry is one of our specialties. To make an appointment for your child, call us at (410)-747-1115 today. If you have any questions about our procedures and services, fill out our contact form.

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