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Pediatric Dentistry

Paramount Dental Care

Chinatu Ego-Osuala, DDS

Dentist located in Takoma Park, MD

Dental care often takes a back seat to work, school, and afterschool activities that consume the majority of a family’s time. One way to fix this is to find a pediatric dentist who works at a family dentistry practice such as Paramount Dental Care in Takoma Park and Silver Springs, Maryland. Dr. Chinatu Ego-Osuala makes everyone in your family comfortable and creates a relationship that lasts a lifetime. If you need a new family dentist, call or book an appointment online at Paramount Dental Care today!

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is a pediatric dentist?

After completing two additional years of residency training in dentistry for infants, children, teens, and those with special needs, the pediatric dentist cares for the oral health of children from birth through their teen years. Like Dr. Ego-Osuala, they have the experience and qualifications to care for your children’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout their childhood years.

Why choose family dentistry?

Pediatric dentists serving in a family dentistry atmosphere enable both you and your children to receive oral care in a convenient and positive environment.

As a family dentist, Dr. Ego-Osuala encourages you to ask questions and voice your concerns so that he can professionally care for your family's teeth and give you invaluable insight concerning oral health and preventive care.

As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Ego-Osuala responds to the diverse needs of your children from when their first teeth break through the gums to when they lose those first teeth. He addresses your child’s oral health needs from fluoride treatments to tooth whitening.

Because Dr. Ego-Osuala is accustomed to working with kids, he is gentle and patient with them. He encourages children to be comfortable during dental visits and to develop a positive attitude toward taking care of their teeth.

How often should your child see a pediatric dentist?

It’s best to bring your child to Dr. Ego-Osuala as soon as their first tooth appears or around their first birthday, whichever comes first. After your child’s initial visit, Dr. Ego-Osuala recommends return visits twice a year for several reasons, including:

Early Detection

Regular visits enable Dr. Ego-Osuala to catch and treat signs of decay and disease before they become significant problems. While it’s true that baby teeth eventually fall out, they also help guide your child’s permanent teeth into place and play an essential role in long-term dental health.

Correct Development

Dr. Ego-Osuala checks for the correct development of your child's teeth and jaws. Regular visits enable him to watch for missing or crooked teeth and repair chips or cracks as soon as they occur.

Comfort Level

Your child’s twice-yearly visit builds up comfort and confidence levels, reduces anxiety and fear, and reinforces the importance of lifelong healthy oral care habits.

Pediatric dentistry is an integral part of being a family dentist. For your convenience,  schedule your family appointments with Dr. Ego-Osuala today, by phone or online, at Paramount Dental Care in Takoma Park, Maryland.