Choosing Your Child’s Dentist

Choosing Your Child’s Dentist
Posted on 12/07/2020

Congratulations on being a parent! There can be a lot of information to uncover, so we're here to help. The offices of Christian Johnson D.M.D., located in Waldorf, Maryland, specializes in dentistry for both adults and children. We recommend bringing your child in for their first appointment by the time they turn one year old.Because we specialize in pediatric dentistry, our office is as welcoming of an environment as possible, and we make your child's comfort our top priority.

Start Good Oral Hygiene Habits Early

Starting good oral hygiene during infancy can make a difference in your child's life long term. At one years old, their gums should be kept clean with a soft wet washcloth. As their teeth begin to erupt, you will need to help keep their teeth clean as well. Regular dental visits from a young age can help prevent bacteria growth, which can lead to diseases down the line. Your dentist will be a great resource for you to make sure you are doing what you should be.

What To Expect For Your First Visit

When your child is exposed to the dentist at a young age, he or she will be able to understand the dentist is a safe place. During the initial consultation, Dr. Johnson will ensure your child is progressing as expected. For your first appointment with us, remember to bring your insurance card if you have one, as well as any X-rays taken within the past six months. You can even download new patient forms to have ready if you'd prefer to fill them out at home. As the years continue after your first appointment, your dentist will be familiar with your child's mouth and be more able to identify any concerning changes as well as advise on proper hygiene techniques. During the first visit, we usually do the following:

  • Examine your child's mouth to determine any developmental or health concerns
  • Discuss the changes they are going through and how to care for them
  • Demonstrate proper brushing techniques

Schedule Your First Appointment

Our dentist, Christian Johnson D.M.D., is the best dentist in the La Plata and Waldorf areas. Specializing in dentistry from infancy to adulthood, Dr. Johnson is able to really get to know his patients and he truly cares about their wellbeing. You can conveniently schedule an appointment online , or call us at (301) 645-3230. We look forward to meeting you!