845 Quince Orchard Blvd. Suite H, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
301-527-2727
Space Maintainers

At Quince Orchard Dental Care, our practice is a complete health practice, which means that while our specialty is oral health, we consider your overall health in everything we do. A healthy mouth is part of a child’s overall health. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and smile. Your child’s teeth also help give his/her face its shape while keeping space in the jaw for adult teeth. It has also been shown in various studies that healthy mouths and smiles give young people confidence in their social interactions. One of our pediatric dentistry services is the installation of Space maintainers.

Space maintainers are used to “hold space” for permanent teeth by preventing movement of the surrounding teeth. The development and placement of a permanent tooth depends highly on the baby teeth. The eruption pattern and alignment of the permanent teeth can be adversely affected if the baby teeth stay in place too long or if they are lost too early. If either of these things occurs, it can cause the permanent teeth to shift. In order to ‘hold the space’ for permanent teeth by preventing movement of the surrounding teeth, Space Maintainers are used.

We are dedicated to giving your child an enjoyable and fun experience at the dentist. Our pediatric dentists, Dr. Lewis and Dr. Abdillahi both have extensive experience with kids of all ages and are experts at helping our little patients and their parents feel at ease. Our pediatric dentists have been practicing for many years and have some of the best reputations around. They are also open to treating patients outside of the office, regularly visit schools and nurseries as requested. Dr. Lewis, in particular, also services a number of special needs kids and patients including some kids that are too young to be treated in our office.

After the appointment we realize it's important to reward them for a job well done and encourage future visits, that’s why we have our prize tokens and a prize box for them to enjoy on their way home. Ask around, we are a very popular office for children and we invite you to bring your family into our caring and kid friendly environment.

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