A Healthy Smile Starts Even Before the First Tooth
Dental problems can begin at an early age
Pediatric dentistry is critical in preventing future dental complications and get your child started on the path to good oral health, we recommend scheduling your child’s first dental appointment no later than 12 months of age, even if they do not have any teeth. Early examination and preventive care set your child up for success for the rest of their life, starting with the prevention of childhood caries, or baby bottle tooth decay, that can lead to tooth extractions.
Focused on Lifelong Health
Our pediatric dentists are dedicated to helping your child establish dental habits that will follow them throughout their life for a happy, healthy smile. We understand that some children may experience fear or anxiety when visiting the dentist. When deemed necessary, Dr. DeFilippo can see your child at the Gettysburg Hospital under general anesthesia. If you feel your child would benefit from these services, ask our team about options during your appointment.
When deemed appropriate, if needed, you and your child may meet with our orthodontist to discuss orthodontic treatment to make their smile even more beautiful by correcting any tooth or bite misalignment that may be present. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding your child’s treatment plan.