Importance of Baby Teeth

Young girl smiling with baby teeth

Many parents will ask “Why worry about baby teeth when they are going to fall out?” Baby teeth (primary teeth) are important because they do not only aid in function of the oral cavity through chewing and speech development, but they also help to hold space for the developing permanent teeth. Excellent dental care helps to aid the developing oral cavity prepare for the emergence of the permanent teeth.

When primary teeth get decay, they can lead to dental pain and abscessed teeth. Studies have shown that children with severe decay miss more days of school and have a harder time concentrating in school. It is important for children to build strong preventive habits early on so that they may go on to have excellent dental hygiene as they mature.

young patient getting her teeth cleanedOur goals are to help minimize early childhood decay, and restoring teeth that have cavities which may cause children discomfort and pain.

Our doctors will always explain when and why a tooth needs a restoration and how to prevent future cavities from developing through diet and good oral hygiene.

 

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Feel free to contact us with any questions about your child's visit.
Our caring and dedicated staff can't wait to hear from you!

Perry Hall: 410-248-3384 Hanover: 410-799-0780 Abingdon: 410-569-4300 Appointments

 

Chesapeake Pediatric Dental Group

5 out of 5 stars based on 30 Checkup and Hygiene reviews.

Patient Review by Joseph E

I always receive outstanding service.

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Patient Review by Stephanie K

My oldest has anxiety about the dentist but is very comfortable at Chesapeake dental! All of my kids have have several procedures as well as cleaning and i am more than pleased. I have never had a negative experience!

- Stephanie K

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Patient Review by Jamie D

We love this place!!! Been coming to Chesapeake pediatric dental at Honeygo since my son was 2 years old. Then they opened a place in Harford co. So convenient!!!

- Jamie D

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Patient Review by Ligda H

I really recommend this clinic I Never see a comercial of them but like the other ones and nothing like commercials... this is good the staff so friendly the Dr. was so nice with my baby... Thank you Chesapeake Pediatric Dental

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Patient Review by Carina P

Best place to take your kids!

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Patient Review by Christy G

They are very nice and gives me alot help on my child teeth I'm very thankful

- Christy G

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Patient Review by Yaiseth C

My daughter got a price for stopping thumb socking and another one for her birthday. She was very happy. Everyone was very kind with us

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Patient Review by Mildred J

Always feel special and do great work !!

- Mildred J

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Patient Review by Lindsey D

We had a wonderful visit for my son and daughter’s 6 month cleaning. The staff and Dentist always make it an easy, comfortable process for myself and most importantly my children. Definitely recommend!

- Lindsey D

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Patient Review by Stephanie W

These folks ALWAYS make my children feel welcome and easy. You don't find services for children that really are inclusive of all children.

- Stephanie W

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Patient Review by Wamwe W

Keep it guys!!!!

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Patient Review by Lillian D

Such a wonderful and friendly team!

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Patient Review by Stefanie M

I moved 2 hours away but still bring my daughter here because they are excellent.

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Patient Review by Brown

This place is knocking itself out to be professional, kind and courteous.

- Brown

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Patient Review by Amanda P

So glad I found you guys!! Wouldn't take my babies anywhere else!

- Amanda P

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Patient Review by Zain A

Very professional and pleasant staff including techs, dentists and registration. Prompt follow up and reminders, billing has been always easy to work with.

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Patient Review by Danielle M M

The arundel mills office is always neat, clean and fast.

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Patient Review by Jessica C

Today was our first visit at Chesapeake pediatric dental, the staff were so welcoming and kind, the waiting room was great, my daughter loved playing on the tablets they have. Dr. Tennessee was fantastic to my daughter, she sang to her and she let her know everything that she was getting ready to do. This is the best pediatric office I habe ever been to, look forward to coming back!!!

- Jessica C

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Patient Review by Melinda S

We love to come here. The stuff is always nice and polite. My kids feel comfortable and welcomed. Dr. Tennassee is wonderful, along with the nurses. Thank you all

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Patient Review by Anthony Y

Highly recommended

- Anthony Y

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