Pediatric dentistry is the practice of dentistry for infants, children, and teens. We like to see infants by their first birthday. Infants can begin getting their baby teeth, also called primary teeth, at six months of age. Typically, the lower two central incisors arrive first, and then the upper two central incisors come through the gums. Most toddlers have all 20 primary teeth by about the age of 3 years, but that is not definite.
Every person’s teeth order, size, and number are all different and his or her teeth will come in on a slightly different schedule. Baby teeth, although only temporary, are incredibly important to oral health later in life. These teeth are essentially placeholders for permanent teeth, and their health can have an impact on the development of these future teeth.
Many children, as well as adults, experience some degree of anxiety when visiting the dentist. We want to turn that feeling around. Our doctors and team of dental professionals adhere to the mission of creating positive dental experiences for our patients. We want every child to have the very best of dental care, which can lead to better health.
Some children are apprehensive about going to the dentist because dental equipment can seem scary, or simply because the dentist is someone new. Understanding that, and working around it, is one of our specialties. Dr. Steven Hatcher, along with Dr. Sona Isharani, invites you to experience the kind of gentle, compassionate care that makes us popular among patients of all ages. Our team is ready to assist with your child’s concerns about having a dental visit as well. Your child should feel comfortable and if they do not, we will accommodate.
With an excellent, high-energy, family-oriented atmosphere, we believe you will love it here. Going to the dentist may not be something you have looked forward to in the past, but we want to make this task a pleasant one.
Dr. Sona Isharani is a Board Certified pediatric dentist who has been in private practice for over eight years. She completed the standard education and training of general dentistry, but went on to continue her journey another three years, completing pediatric specialty certification. Dr. Isharani also completed a fellowship in this area of specialty, working at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia CHOP)/University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
We are excited that Dr. Isharani is a part of our dental team. She truly cares about her patients and loves her job! Get to know Dr. Isharani, and our friendly, knowledgeable staff during a consultation in our fun, family-friendly dental office.
What we think is so special about our practice is that no child ever has to 'graduate' from our practice. They can enjoy the expertise of Pediatric dentistry in their early years and move right through adulthood with Dr. Hatcher, our highly trained, comprehensive adult dentist. Contact us for your appointment today.
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