We know that as parents, you do your best to make sure that your children are happy and healthy. During this busy time of year, it can be stressful to get gifts in order, visit family for the holidays, and make sure that your little one’s oral health is in check. At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, we are here to help your kiddo have a healthy smile. In addition to stuffing their stockings with toothbrush, paste, floss, and mouthwash, we have a few extra ways to help your kids maintain a healthy smile this holiday season and beyond.
Pediatric Dentistry Helps Build Lifelong Habits
Winter break is the best time of year to take the whole family to the dentist. You will not have to worry about the kids missing school days and you can rest easy knowing that this can be checked off of your to-do list. A regular checkup and cleaning can also detect problems like cavities early so that your young one can be treated early.
During your child’s routine visit, we will clean their teeth by removing the plaque and tartar that may have built up in between appointments. This gives us the opportunity to check for cavities. If we notice early signs of tooth decay, we can offer to do a fluoride treatment or sealants. These treatments help strengthen the enamel against bacteria, and sealants provide an extra layer of protection.
Avoiding Dental Trouble During The Holidays
Putting off these visits can allow for more time for cavities to spread further into the tooth. Other problems may also go unnoticed until it is too late. To prevent toothaches or other problems from happening during your holiday, be sure to see us before the year is over.
If we notice other problems like an uneven smile or impaction, starting a treatment plan early is key. Overcrowding or gapping between the teeth may begin to make your child’s smile appear misaligned. We can get them started with braces before they get back to school, allowing them adequate time to adjust to their new orthodontics.
For older kiddos, their wisdom teeth may be coming in. This can cause discomfort that may put your holiday party on hold. To prevent serious problems from third molars, an extraction can be scheduled to take them out before they cause too much damage.
Schedule A Pediatric Appointment Today
We can help your little ones learn to keep their teeth healthy and develop positive relationships with dental care. To find out more, call our Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA area dental office at 508-842-8838.