The dentist’s office can be a friendly and welcoming place for young patients, when care is taken to make them feel at ease. Your Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office is proud to provide a quality setting for kids. In addition to helping them grow comfortable with dental care, your dentist can make sure their developing smile is in good health. Preventive dental services are important at every age. For adults, a combination of regular dental exams and daily oral care can be valuable for keeping teeth in good shape. Kids benefit from regular dental visits, too, but they also benefit from instructions, provided by their dentist, regarding proper oral health habits.
Introducing Kids To The Dentist’s Office
Early visits can be particularly important for kids when it comes to feeling at ease with the dentist. Our practice makes sure patients of all ages feel welcomed when they arrive. A child’s first visit can typically take place around their second birthday. In addition to providing their relatively new baby teeth with a careful, but thorough dental cleaning, your dentist can instruct them on why they need to care for their smile, and how they can do it effectively.
Keeping Up With Your Child’s Smile Over The Years
As time passes, kids can receive instructions on good oral care, in addition to routine evaluations that can alert your dentist to any problems. Like adults, kids need to be mindful about cavities – any issues that do develop can be promptly treated with proper restorative dental care. Your dentist is also watching their oral structures develop. Common problems like poor dental alignment can be brought to your attention, and you can be advised on when your child might need to start orthodontic treatment.
Fluoride And Dental Sealants Can Give Your Kids Extra Cavity Protection
For added cavity protection, kids can receive fluoride treatments, which help their enamel stay strong. Fluoride is important to everyone’s dental care – this mineral is present in ADA-approved toothpastes. These added treatments can help them avoid issues with tooth decay as they are learning to clean their teeth. Dental sealants can be applied to a child’s adult molars after they erupt. With sealants in place, these teeth are kept safe against oral bacteria, as well as sticky, hard-to-remove food debris that might be caught between the cusps of molars.
Bring Your Kids For Oral Health Care At Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury
At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, patients of all ages are provided with a level of quality care that can help them maintain their healthiest smile. For our youngest patients, we are proud to present a welcoming environment where education and proper oral health support are provided. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by calling our office at (508) 842-8838.