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1755 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Toddler Dental Care Tips from Kids Dentists

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By the time they have reached two-and-a-half years of age, most toddlers have developed a full set of baby teeth. It’s the perfect time to start instilling great dental care habits. Baby teeth may not be permanent, but they are important for maintaining proper spacing for permanent teeth. To prevent early tooth decay, caring for baby teeth is essential. Pediatric dentists suggest scheduling a dental exam when your child reaches one year of age. Kids dentists can spot early problems and treat them before tooth loss occurs. The first dental visit may cause anxiety, but getting to know the dentist is important for making future care easier. 


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Although you may be tempted to take your child to your own dentist, it’s usually not the best option. However, your dentist can help you find a kid-friendly provider in your area. Another way to find kids dentists is to ask friends, relatives, and other parents for recommendations. You may also contact the American Dental Association or the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists for assistance with affordable family dentistry options. When selecting from a list of pediatric dentists, look for one who will allow you to stay in the exam room with your child.

Helpful Advice from Pediatric Dentists

  • Don’t allow your child to sleep with a bottle of milk or juice. The constant exposure to sugars can erode teeth.
  • Avoid sweet and starchy snacks, which increase the risk of tooth decay.
  • Assist your child with brushing and flossing until he or she is about eight years old.
  • Ensure that toddlers brush after eating breakfast and before going to bed.
  • Choose a soft toothbrush specifically designed for children.
  • If your child cannot brush, instruct him or her to rinse with water to remove food particles and dilute sugars.
  • Kids dentists recommend stopping pacifier use as soon as possible since it can interfere with proper development of your child’s teeth and jaw.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Abington, call Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS today at (215) 310-5826 or make an appointment.

Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abington. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Drs. Finkelman & Machlus, DDS.

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I had a question of an item Dr Finkleman had done to my mouth. I returned and he explained again and things are perfect.
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Have been coming to this office for many, many years. I am always treated with respect and professionally.
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Excellent level of care.
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Have been with Dr. Machlus for many, many years. He is always the professional and you leave his office knowing that you were in good hands. He only […]
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I had an excellent experience. I recovered quickly from my root canal.
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The staff and Doctors are wonderful. I went in thinking I had a cavity. My appointment was at 4:30 pm and the office closed at 5:00pm. It turned out […]
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Richard C.
Over the years I've had many Dentists ranging from one really bad one to the absolute best, Dr. Finkelman. Thank you!
Paul S.
Dr. Machlus was wonderful with my daughter. He explained everything that he was going to do and made sure she was comfortable the entire visit.
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My anxiety was high while waiting to have my small procedure done, however I put right at ease when I sat in the chair. Although timely, I was made […]
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As a person that has great anxiety when it comes to dentists, Dr. Machlus was exceptional. The entire staff was warm and welcoming. They were […]
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Fabulous job. I was in and out in a half hour, and the novacaine wore off by the time I got home. The filling looks fantastic, and the tooth issues […]
Patrick M.
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All the dentists I have been to these two know what to do...I used to ask my old dentist what he's doing today with dr machlus I just let him do his […]
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I had a pleasant experience! Everyone was so friendly, and the service was so quick.
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Always a great experience. Hardly any pain and very caring. Informs you of every step as he does it.
Anonymous
So painless that I fell asleep during a root canal.
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Pat D.
No complaints at all - Dr. Finkelman was kind and considerate of how I felt.
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For a procedure I dread, both dentist and assitant were sensitive and explained what they were doing.
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