Newburyport Pediatric Dentistry: Nurturing Young Smiles
At Dentistry of Newburyport, we understand the importance of providing top-notch dental care for your little ones. Our team of experienced dentists is dedicated to helping children establish a lifetime of good oral health habits and a positive relationship with the dentist.
We offer a wide range of pediatric dental services, including:
Comprehensive Exams and Cleanings: Regular checkups are essential for maintaining good oral health and catching any issues early. Our dentists will gently clean your child's teeth and gums, check for cavities and provide recommendations for at-home care.
Fluoride Treatments: Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens tooth enamel and helps prevent cavities. We offer fluoride treatments to help keep your child's teeth healthy and strong.
Sealants: Sealants are a preventive measure that helps protect the back molars from decay by filling in the deep grooves in the teeth where bacteria can build up.
Fillings: If a cavity is found, our dentists will carefully remove the decayed area and fill the tooth with a strong, durable material to restore its function.
Crowns: If a tooth is too damaged for a filling, a crown may be necessary to protect and preserve it. Our dentists use durable, child-friendly materials to ensure a comfortable and effective solution.
Space Maintainers: If a baby tooth is lost prematurely, a space maintainer can be used to hold the space open until the permanent tooth is ready to come in.
At Dentistry of Newburyport, we prioritize your child's comfort and well-being above all else. Our office is equipped with the latest technology and amenities to make their dental visit as pleasant as possible.
Tooth Decay: The Single Most Common Chronic Childhood Disease
Tooth decay is a common issue among children (According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) and is caused by bacteria in the mouth converting sugar into acid that attacks the teeth. If left untreated, tooth decay can cause pain, infections, and the loss of baby or adult teeth.
It is important to note that tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease and affects more children than asthma and hay fever combined. This is why it is so crucial for parents to make sure their children are receiving regular dental check-ups and care to prevent and treat any oral health issues.
At Dentistry of Newburyport, we prioritize the prevention of tooth decay in our young patients. Our experienced dentists will educate both children and parents on the importance of good oral hygiene practices, a balanced diet, and regular dental check-ups to help prevent this common and often painful condition.
Don't wait for a problem to arise. Contact us today to schedule your child's appointment and give them the gift of a healthy smile for life!
When to Start Seeing a Pediatric Dentist
We start seeing kids at the age of 2 for a Happy Visit!
At Dentistry of Newburyport, we believe that starting dental visits at an early age is important for a child's oral health and overall wellbeing. We recommend that parents bring their children in for a Happy Visit at the age of 2.
This early visit helps to establish a positive relationship with dental care and can prevent future dental problems. During this visit, our dentists will perform a gentle exam and introduce your child to the dental office and instruments we use. The Happy Visit is designed to be a positive and fun experience for your child, and we use child-friendly techniques and materials to ensure their comfort.
We understand that each child is unique, and we will work with you and your child to create a comfortable and personalized dental care plan. We also use child-friendly techniques and materials to ensure a positive experience for your child.
Guidelines for Optimal Oral Health in Children:
- Brush teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
- Floss daily to remove plaque and food particles from between teeth and along the gumline
- Limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks
- Drink plenty of water to help rinse away food particles and neutralize the acid in the mouth
- Visit the dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings
- Use dental products, such as fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash, recommended by your dentist
- Encourage your child to chew sugar-free gum after meals to help stimulate saliva production and neutralize the acid in the mouth
- Teach your child the importance of oral hygiene and encourage them to take responsibility for their own oral health
By following these guidelines, you can help your child maintain a healthy smile and prevent common oral health problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact Dentistry of Newburyport for expert advice and care.