Wheaton, MD, is a mere 20 minutes away from Smile Designs of Olney! If you’re looking for a dental office that loves treating children, we have you covered. You don’t have to travel many miles for dental healthcare that benefits you and your entire family. Our office is warm, family-friendly, and the perfect place for your child(ren). Dr. Mitchell A. Lomke, DDS, has raised four children in the Olney, MD area and, for over four decades, has been serving the Montgomery County area. Protecting your child’s teeth at an early age makes a difference. It sets the stage for their dental health development.
Smile Designs of Olney Works to Keep Wheaton Residents and Their Children Safe
If you bring your child into Smile Designs of Olney, you expect to walk into a clean establishment that is passionate about sterilization. The pandemic has not gone away, and concerns about hygienic practices are at an all-time high. Our office continues to develop PPE protocols that go above and beyond CDC guidelines and recommendations. Here are some safety measures that our dental professionals have in place:
- Protective gowns, face shields, head caps, and covers
- Rubber dams
- Air Filtration Systems
- Gloves and Face Masks
- Sterilization of all reusable dental products
- Disposable Items
- Chemical Sterilization of Surfaces
During the First Visit, What Can I Expect?
Typically, at the 6-month mark is when your child’s first set of teeth begin to erupt. Your child’s first visit here will involve minimal treatment. We may potentially ask that you hold your child as you sit with them in the dental chair. If your children are a little older, typically, we ask that you sit in the reception area so that we can build a bond with your child. We’ll perform a dental cleaning and take x-rays if necessary. We recommend that you continuously communicate with your child about how fantastic the dentist’s office is. Assure your child that taking care of their teeth and coming to the dentist’s is an excellent thing. Positive reinforcement always helps.
A Few Additional Tips for Wheaton Residents
- If your child is going to sleep, make sure they’re only drinking water before bed. Sugary liquids stick to teeth! (This tip applies to adults too!)
- Limit Juice Intake Altogether
- After age two or three, prohibit pacifier use! Pacifiers change the shape of the mouth and eruption of the teeth.
- Be firm in teaching your child how to brush, floss, and rinse
Get in Touch With Smile Designs of Olney Today!
For your smile makeover or any other dental needs, come to Smile Designs of Olney! Book an appointment with us. Whether you want your teeth whitened, straightened, or restored altogether, we pride ourselves on quality patient care and giving you the smile makeover that you deserve. Our small, professional staff will make you feel right at home. We service the Montgomery County regions including Olney, Laytonsville, Brookville, Silver Spring, Rockville, Columbia, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Germantown, MD. Contact us at (301) 260-0700, visit us online, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube.