Your Pediatric & Special Needs Dentist in Hockessin
451 Hockessin Corners, Hockessin, DE 19707
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Primary Teeth

Primary Teeth

Many parents ask why baby teeth are so important to their child’s health when they fall out on their own eventually. Primary teeth stay in place until a permanent tooth underneath erupts, pushing it out and taking it’s place. These teeth are important to the natural development and growth of what will become your child’s permanent smile. Emphasizing healthy oral habits at an early age also promote good nutrition and encourage a positive self-image.

In some instances, when a child loses baby teeth too soon, a space maintainer may be recommended to prevent space loss and future dental damage. Speak with one of our doctors to find out if this is an option for your child. Call or schedule an appointment today.

Mary Katherine Matthews, DDS - Pediatric Dentistry - Primary Teeth

OUR MISSION

Our Philosophy

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office. Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.

  • We put our patients’ needs first
  • We create a comfortable environment
  • We provide quality and comprehensive care

Mary Katherine Matthews, DMD

Experienced Hockessin Pediatric

Dr. Katie Matthews is a board-certified dentist in Hockessin specializing in pediatric and special needs dentistry. She is committed to helping parents and their children establish a dental home by age one. Early education and routine preventive care promote healthy habits. Dr. Katie is happy to accommodate the unique needs of each and every child. 

Mary Katherine Matthews DMD

Pediatric & Special Needs Dentistry

what parents say

Dr. Mary Katherine Matthews Testimonials

Dr. Kate was wonderful with my son. She did the checking and the cleaning of his teeth. He had his first x-ray at the age of 14 and he did well with the “Astronaut” machine. He and I were able to see the full picture of his teeth including the start of his wisdom teeth. Dr. Kate answered all my questions. We are very pleased.

Marie G.

Actual Patient

The dental visit with our 6 year old was amazing! Our child has typically been very anxious about dental care. He left his appointment today saying that he “likes going to the dentist.” Everyone was very patient, kind and caring! Thank you again for this wonderful experience!

Nicole B.

Actual Patient

It is obvious that Dr. Katie cares about children. She took her time with my three-year-old son and explained everything that she was doing. I felt very comfortable, and so did he. Thank you!

Jennifer B.

Actual Patient
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