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Pediatric dental care is often a concern for parents. Most parents want to know at what age they should start bringing their kids in for dental care and for parents with older kids, they wonder when should they switch from a pediatric dentist to an adult dentist. Like most things in life the answer is "it depends". The doctors who treat pediatric patients at PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick Maryland and Urbana Maryland usually recommend starting kids off kind of early for their first dental experience, usually between ages of 1 and 3. This gets them used to the sounds and sites of a dental practice and we usually try to make it a positive experience. That way, they have a positive impression of the dentist early in life and it transfers through to adulthood. If kids are a bit anxious our child friendly dentists can use some sort of sedation, often nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to put the kids at ease, but we always prefer to not use drugs if we don't need to.

Our doctors in Frederick Maryland and Urbana Maryland will perform everything from child teeth cleanings to root canals and crown and teeth extractions to orthodontics on kids. The other advantage of coming to a dental practice that sees both kids and adults is there is no reason to make a choice when to move from a pediatric dentist to an adult dentist. Kids can stay at a pediatric dentist up to and even beyond age 18, but most parents and kids opt to see an adult dentist soon after their adult teeth are in, but again it's a personal choice. If your kids like the pediatic dentist, there is no huge reason to force them to see an adult dentist too soon. But again, at practices like PearlFection Dentistry you don't have to choose because we see kids and adults in both our Frederick and Urbana locations. We see both adults and children for orthodontic braces and Invisalign with one of the best and most experienced orthodontists in the States of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, Dr Stephen Tigani.

So if you need pediatric dental care for your young children or your teens, or need to talk about orthodontic, endodontic, or oral surgery, including wisdom teeth extractions, or need emergency dental care for kids, call a dentist with the expertise and reputation your kids deserve. Call PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick Maryland or Urbana Maryland, the most reviewed dentist in the State of Maryland.

They are nearly invisible, they are effective in moving teeth and they can be customized to do a little movement or major movement. Some general dentists offer Invisalign. Our orthodontist offers Invisalign and standard braces but also a less expensive and equally effective 3M aligner option. We offer free orthodontic consultations for both children and adults.

June 22, 2018
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Dental implants - When are they a good option for tooth replacement, what do they cost, and what exactly are they?  A dental implant is usually made up of 3 parts, the implant body, the abutment and the crown.  Total cost varies, but assume about $2000 for the implant and about $1000 to 3000 for everything else. So overall cost is between $3000 and $5000.  Implants are used more today than ever before. They are typically the preferred method of replacing an individual tooth vs a bridge, due to the fact that a bridge requires the abutting two teeth to be cut down to accept the bridge abutments. Implants are also used to secure dentures. 

If you think you might need an implant and want to learn more about your options, set up a free consultation with Dr. Stringer or Dr. Lawson.  Urbana Maryland (301) 831-8303. Frederick Maryland (301) 663-5550


May 30, 2018
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Do you or your kids have these type of teeth? Here are some typical orthodontic issues we see. Most of these conditions can be corrected with orthodontic treatment. It's not all about how they look, properly aligned teeth can result in a lifetime of better oral health. PearlFection Urbana and PearlFection Frederick are offering 100% free orthodontic consultations for both traditional braces and Invisalign clear braces.

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May 24, 2018
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The answer is it depends. You can spend $25,000 per arch for a total mouth rehab of $50,000 on implant supported dentures or you can spend a few thousand dollars on simple standard dentures that are retained in your mouth with adhesive. It depends on your budget, your health, the condition of the bone, and how convenient you want things. All these denture choices depend on you and your doctor. PearlFection Dentistry understands that you first need to understand your options and after that you and your dentist can make informed decisions. Many of our patients start out with a low cost option at first and transition to another option later. The best thing to do is schedule a free 30 minute consultation and sit down with our prosthodontist or one of our general dentists in Urbana or Frederick to understand your options and set a treatment plan in motion. We have financing available and in office insurance to help.

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