A child’s dental care needs are very different to those of an adult. For starters, a child goes through 2 sets of teeth: their "milk" or primary teeth, and their permanent (secondary) teeth. The development of these 2 sets of teeth requires just the right amount of minerals like calcium and fluoride, as well as timely check-ups and treatments at a qualified doctor’s office.
The latter is important, a child’s dentist needs to understand the psychological needs of children as well as what makes their teeth and soft tissues different. For this reason, we offer a host of the full suite of pediatric dental services - some of which you can read about below.
The First Visit
During the first visit, it’s important to let the child see that they’re in a safe place with people they can trust. If necessary, your child can come in to meet their doctor in advance of their visit to the dental office - and _even on a separate day if necessary. Our child-friendly waiting room will provide a relaxing, fun environment for this to happen.
Complete Check-Ups and Preventive Treatments
It’s unfair to ask a child to have perfect dental hygiene. Brushing and flossing teeth correctly is hard for many adults, let alone young individuals still figuring things out. Kids like sweets and other foods that cause caries – and because they’re not always in tune with their bodies, tooth damage and dental disease can both go unnoticed.
For this reason, it’s a good call to have regularly scheduled check-ups to make sure your child’s teeth are healthy. It’s the simplest way to get peace of mind, and the knowledge that your child’s mouth and teeth are both 100% healthy.
During your complete check-ups, your dentist may offer preventive treatments that will protect your child from problems before they arise. One example of a preventive treatment is fluoride application, wherein fluoride - which _kids needs in vast amounts - is _applied directly to the teeth by your doctor.
Sometimes, you don't know you've got a problem until it's too late. This is especially true when you have a child who isn't always aware of tooth decay, gum disease and enamel damage until it really starts to hurt. (Not to mention that kids are also prone to losing their teeth during vigorous, parent-unapproved physical activity).
We understand all of this, which is why we make it easy as possible to get emergency dentistry services for your child. All you have to do is call us at (781) 277-3120 - and _we’ll help you solve your problem, even if you’ve got no time to wait and/or are traveling in our area.