About Us

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Holistic Pediatric Dentist in Baltimore

Holistic Dentistry for Kids

At Sparkling Charms, we specialize in holistic dentistry, focusing on the overall well-being of our young patients. Our commitment is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can have positive experiences with oral health care, no matter their dental needs. In our friendly office, we combine holistic pediatric dentistry principles with the latest technology, ensuring your family receives excellent care for healthy teeth.

Dr. Spates and her team are dedicated to ensuring that every visit is both enjoyable and tranquil for kids and their parents. We pride ourselves on our expertise in holistic pediatric dentistry, prioritizing minimally invasive treatments. Our approach includes preventing pediatric dental diseases and endorsing sound dietary choices along with good oral hygiene practices.

At Sparkling Charms Dental Studio, our dental professionals are dedicated to serving our community and caring for the dental health of our children. We value the trust placed in us through referrals from other dentists and specialists. Conveniently located near Riverside Park and the historic Fort McHenry National Monument, our office is easily accessible. 

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Irene Spates DMD

Dr. Irene Spates is well-established in Baltimore as a compassionate pediatric dentist who demonstrates integrity, trustworthiness, and transparency.

She is an active member of the MD Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in New Jersey.

Following dental school, she completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at NYU Langone in Eastern Shore Maryland. Here, she received intense training in a full range of general dental care and advanced surgical procedures. She then received her pediatric dentistry certificate at University of Maryland, where she obtained specialty training treating infants, children, young adults and those with special healthcare needs.

Dr. Spates loves Baltimore! In her free time, she enjoys sailing along the harbor, kicking back at the Orioles Ballpark, and cheering on the Ravens at the stadium.

Our Office

At our clinic, we specialize in holistic dentistry, focusing on delivering dedicated care to ensure children receive the dental care essential for robust oral health. As a holistic pediatric dentist, we are not only concerned with your child’s teeth but also with their overall well-being. We understand that financial considerations are a significant part of dental care, and we are committed to being mindful of your budget.

Our treatment plans are individually tailored, embracing minimally invasive treatments wherever possible. Our team, skilled in holistic dentistry, will thoroughly review each treatment plan with you, discussing all financial options available. Our goal is to make accessing dental care as stress-free and accessible as possible for your family.

We accommodate a variety of dental insurances for full or partial payment, accept major credit cards, and provide helpful payment plans and financing options. Our approach ensures that pediatric patients receive the comprehensive dental care they need in a financially manageable way.


887 E. Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230

Begin your Child's Journey to Sparkling Smiles Today

Your child’s first visit to Sparkling Charms is all about creating a positive, stress-free experience. 

We warmly invite you to discover our gentle approach to pediatric dentistry, where your little one’s comfort and smile are our top priorities. It’s a no-pressure introduction to lifelong dental health and happiness, 

New Patients

When you visit our office with your children, be assured they’re receiving top-tier care from our experienced, compassionate team specializing in holistic pediatric dentistry. We’re committed to making every appointment a comfortable, enjoyable, and engaging experience. Recognizing the uniqueness of each child, we offer care tailored to their individual development and oral health needs, focusing on minimally invasive treatments and a holistic approach.

If it’s your child’s first visit

Our mission is to establish a welcoming, nurturing dental home that lays the groundwork for your child’s ongoing oral health. Our team, proficient in pediatric holistic dentistry, is experienced in caring for babies, toddlers, and children of all ages. We excel in creating a comfortable, engaging environment, making them feel at ease.

Whether it’s your baby’s initial appointment, your child has special requirements, or you’re visiting for routine or urgent dental care, our holistic dental practice is fully equipped to assist.

Establishing a solid foundation for good oral health

From the outset, we’ll guide you on effective strategies to maintain your child’s healthy teeth and discuss diet, drinks, and habits that could lead to dental problems, including gum disease. Encouraging children to adopt a regular oral hygiene routine can be challenging, but we’re here to provide tips and make teeth brushing a fun, daily activity. As your child matures, we monitor their dental and lower jaw development, offering preventive care and other necessary dental procedures.

Our holistic approach also considers other factors influencing oral health, such as systemic diseases, sleep apnea, and the child’s physical and immune system. By avoiding toxic substances and using safe oral appliances, we aim to address the root cause of health issues, ensuring overall wellness. We also advocate for a good diet, as it’s crucial in lowering the risk of dental problems. Our use of x-rays is judicious, always keeping your child’s well-being as our top priority.

Frequently Answered Questions

A baby's first teeth begin to appear in the 6 to 12-month range. Typically, it’s the two lower front ones that appear first. The baby teeth come into place from the front of the mouth and then on to the back. With that said, most children will get all their baby teeth by the time they are three.

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