Thank you for visiting Children’s Dental Health of West Philadelphia. Our experienced pediatric dentists and dental care team are dedicated to helping children develop and maintain excellent oral health. Kids love our jungle themed office, complete with zebras and elephants, tree sculptures, and our kids entertainment corner. Contact us today to schedule an office tour or to book your child’s dental appointment.
West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5629 Vine St., West Philadelphia, PA 19139
Phone: 215-383-1376 | Fax: 215-383-1377Get Directions
Mon.-Tues., Thurs.: 8:15am-5:30pm
- Diet & Nutrition
- Healthy Habits, Routines and Approaches
- Routine Check-ups
- Digital X-rays and Imaging
- Metal-free fillings
- Pulpotomies (Root Canals)
- Other Restorative Procedures
Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose a pediatric dentist vs. a family dentist?
Pediatric dentists are specialists in treating the unique needs of children. A pediatric dentist has completed an additional 2-3 years of specialty training beyond dental school and treats the oral health needs of infants and children, including those with special needs. Pediatric dentists are skilled at using smaller equipment designed for a child’s mouth and better understand the intricacies and importance of baby teeth in a growing child. They also focus more attention on educating patients and parents about preventive care to help children avoid complications such as decay, infection, speech problems, and cosmetic issues.
How often should my child see a pediatric dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children start seeing a dentist every six months, by their first birthday or once their first tooth emerges.
Are baby teeth really that important to my child?
Primary, or “baby,” teeth are important for many reasons. Not only do they help children speak clearly and chew naturally, they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt. It is important to remember that oral health affects more than the health of your teeth. Cavities in baby teeth cause pain and swelling that can be tremendously uncomfortable for your child. Oral infections can enter the blood stream and lead to other serious health problems. Bacteria can quickly ‘jump’ from one part of the mouth to another, thus resulting in infections and cavities in new erupting adult teeth.