307 Grafton St #203, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

The Importance Of Pediatric Dentistry

Most of our good and bad habits develop in childhood, and when they do they are hard to change. That’s why it is important for you to help your child develop proper dental and oral hygiene habits. Our teeth are important, and you want your child to have their original teeth for life. With proper home hygiene and biannual dental appointments that can happen. Start your child on the road to excellent oral health with pediatric dentistry.

What Pediatric Dentistry Entails

At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, we like to begin to see your children at about age 2. At this point their baby teeth have begun to erupt and their dental development should be monitored. We will clean their teeth by gently removing plaque and tartar, and teach you and your child how to perform proper dental care at home.

We Offer Sealants and Fluoride

Dental fluoride treatments are provided after each cleaning. Fluoride strengthens your child’s tooth enamel against harmful bacteria, plaque, and tartar to help prevent decay. Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found in all water sources. Dental sealants, on the other hand, were developed to help protect teeth, particularly molars, against decay as well. However, dental sealants are a thin, clear, safe, plastic-like coating that is painted onto your child’s teeth. When the coating hardens, it provides a barrier against food debris, sugar, bacteria, plaque, and tartar protecting teeth from decay. Although dental sealants are typically considered a pediatric treatment, adults can benefit from them, as well.

Teach Your Young Children How To Care For Their Teeth

Your teeth are meant to last for a lifetime, so teach your children how to care for them while they are young. Their good habits will last for a lifetime, too! Schedule a dental appointment for your child today by calling Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury in Shrewsbury, MA, at (508) 842-8838. We also proudly welcome patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities.