Children's Dentistry in Harleysville PA
When looking for dental care for your children, it’s important to be able to turn to a team of professionals you know and trust. You can be confident that we will provide your child with the preventative treatments they need in a safe, secure environment. Our team respects your child as the unique individual they are, and we will do everything possible to help them see visits to the dentist as a positive, enjoyable experience.
Gentle, Compassionate Care
If you put yourself in your child’s place, it’s not hard to imagine that the first few trips to the dentist might be a little scary for them. After all, you’re introducing them to new people in a new environment filled with strange-looking equipment! But you’ll be happy to know that Dr. McMaugh has worked with children of all ages for decades, and he understands what they need for a positive experience with us.
There are too many adults whose long-term dental care has been impacted by a negative childhood experience. We think this is unfortunate and completely unnecessary.
Why Baby Teeth Are Important
Giving your child the gift of great oral health is one of the most important things you can do for them. We like to see your children starting around three years of age.
The first few years of dental development are critical for your child. Baby teeth are the foundation for the healthy development of their permanent teeth, so it’s crucial to protect them until they’re ready to come out on their own.
Even more importantly, though, we want your child to start with the most positive view of dentistry possible. Early dental visits for your child help Dr. McMaugh and our caring team get to know your child and learn how we need to approach them so they are comfortable with us. We call these “happy visits” because the purpose is to show your son or daughter that dentistry is a fun adventure.
Preventative Treatments for Healthy Teeth
If Dr. McMaugh detects a cavity in a baby tooth, he will fill it as soon as possible to keep the tooth intact and protect your child’s long-term oral health. Without prompt treatment, your child may lose a tooth too early, putting them at risk for alignment problems as their permanent teeth start to emerge.
Bringing your child in for routine dental exams and cleanings is the only way to be sure that their smile is as healthy as it can be. During his exam, Dr. McMaugh may determine that your child would also benefit from a supplemental fluoride application to ensure that their teeth stay healthy and strong.
Another way we can protect your child’s teeth is to apply dental sealants that prevent bacteria from collecting on the surface. Sealants are perfect for kids who are cavity-prone or if they have molars with deep grooves and uneven surfaces.
If your child is older and has their permanent teeth, they may also benefit from the application of dental sealants. This extra layer of protection is especially helpful during the teen years when kids are more likely to develop cavities.
Please Contact Us for An Appointment
Our entire team would love to welcome you and your child to our Harleysville dental family. Please contact our office, and we’ll be happy to arrange a convenient appointment for you and your child to stop by for a visit and to meet our team.