Dr. Paul Karpovich is a family dentist in Timonium, MD. He encourages parents to bring their children to the dentist so they can feel comfortable receiving routine dental care. Dr. Karpovich and his team know that visiting the dentist can sometimes be anxiety-inducing or scary, especially for younger patients. We aim to make our office a safe and comfortable place for all of our patients. Our dental staff moves at each patient’s pace and can explain their general dental treatment so they can feel relaxed and confident.
Your Child’s First Dental Visit
Routine dental care for children does not differ that much from adult care. Pediatric dentistry visits can include:
- Dental cleaning
- Diagnostic x-rays
- Dental cavities screening
- Gum evaluation
- Examination of the temporomandibular joints
If Dr. Karpovich finds any dental issues, he will create a treatment plan for your child. Early intervention, particularly at a young age, can prevent issues with the teeth and gums as well as speech and jaw development.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Sealants protect against tooth decay, gum disease, and cavities on the back teeth, or molars. Molars are more vulnerable to decay because they are often difficult to clean and some of the most used teeth to bite and chew. We recommend sealants when the molars first come in, around the age of 5 to 7. Dental sealants protect the teeth from food particles, bacteria, and plaque that forms from an excess of harmful bacteria. In addition, sealants can last for over 10 years. We may also reapply sealants as needed.
Adult & Senior Dental Care
As we age, we are more prone to dental problems such as worn, discolored, or even lost teeth. It is important to receive the right restorative and cosmetic care for these problems before more issues arise. Dr. Karpovich can examine your smile to determine the best solution for your needs at routine dental appointments. He has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems related to the function of the bite and the effects of tooth loss.
Dr. Karpovich may recommend dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures if you have one or more missing teeth. Dental crowns can cover and strengthen worn teeth. Professional teeth whitening whitens enamel by multiple shades. Lastly, minor cosmetic imperfections like chips or cracks can be covered by tooth bonding or porcelain veneers.