Dr. Drew Shulman offers professional family dental care to patients of all ages. Children that are able to receive dental care alongside their parent or caregiver may have less dental anxiety. Our team also enjoys helping young patients learn how to maintain clean and healthy smiles. Healthy habits like brushing, flossing, and a diet rich in fruit and vegetables benefit patients no matter their age.
Dr. Shulman recommends that children visit the dentist by their first birthday and twice a year for the rest of their lives. Routine dental care can play an important role in your child’s overall development and enables our team to identify and address issues in the early stages. Maintaining your child’s dental health as they grow facilitates good speech development and a healthy diet.
FAQs: Dental Care for Children
Q. How does one care for primary teeth?
A. As soon as the first tooth erupts, primary teeth may be cleaned with a clean, wet washcloth or wet gauze. The gums should also be gently wiped. If a toothbrush is used, it should be an appropriate size.
Q. Where does decay on the primary teeth occur most often?
A. With inappropriate or prolonged use of the baby bottle, decay may occur on the upper front teeth, or incisors. The second most-often occurring site is the upper primary molars, which are the teeth found furthest back in the mouth. If there is no spacing between the primary teeth, there is a much greater chance of decay between the primary molars. These teeth should be flossed as soon as they come in.
Q. Why are dental sealants beneficial for children?
A. Dental sealants are applied by your dentist as protective coatings for the chewing surface of permanent molars. They protect the teeth from decay. Read on for more information.
FAQs: Wisdom Teeth
Teens and adults in their early 20’s may need to get their wisdom teeth removed. We offer treatment for wisdom teeth in our Philadelphia office.
A. Wisdom teeth are the third molars found in the back of the mouth.
Q. Why is it necessary to remove wisdom teeth?
A. It is necessary to remove wisdom teeth to avoid increased oral health problems such as an impacted tooth destroying the second molar.
Q. Why do wisdom teeth cause problems?
A. Wisdom teeth generate problems because the shape of the modern human mouth is too small to accommodate these teeth, and they become impacted or unable to come in or move into their proper place.
Q. How is a wisdom tooth removed?
A. Wisdom teeth are removed by surgery in-office. The gum tissue over the tooth is removed, the connective tissue is stripped gently away from the tooth and bone, the tooth is removed, and the gum sutured.
Schedule an Appointment
Are you looking for a family dentist in the Northeast Philadelphia area? Our office welcomes new patients of all ages. Call (215) 372-1142 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shulman for comprehensive family dental care.