May 18, 2012
-- With a focus on prevention Dr. Jennifer Sokolosky’s Clarksville, MD office provides children and their parents with a learning foundation for dental health. The early detection and treatment of dental diseases is considered one of the most important aspects of dental care and if this focus can be taught to children at a young age they stand a much better chance of leading healthy lives. Dr. Sokolosky has dedicated a pediatric specialization within her practice to help provide parents and children the tools to help them maintain a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile.
Having advanced studies as a Pediatric Dental Fellow at the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia Dr. Sokolosky brings her knowledge and compassionate approach to patients even as early as their first tooth comes in. “Pediatric dentistry begins in infancy when the child’s first tooth erupts” explains Dr. Sokolosky. “The earlier the dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental disease and helping your child belong to the cavity-free generation.”
Helping educate parents and their children on the specifics of good oral care is a good start but her tutelage is often not enough as children are more susceptible to tooth decay than adults.
“Due to the poor diets many children adapt at a young age their teeth suffer from dental issues that many parents may overlook” says Sokolosky. “This is why our office recommends regular dental checkups to determine if children may be at higher risks for tooth decay and other oral health problems.” The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry agrees, recommending x-ray exams every six months for children.
To learn more about the specialized care Dr. Sokolosky provides for children and adults just outside the Baltimore area, visit her website at http://clarksvillemdfamilydentist.com/
or contact the office at 1-800-509-3941.