Pediatric Dentist Quincy MA
Pediatric Dentist | Caring for your child’s teeth is very important for their oral health. At Quincy Dentist and Prosthodontist, we examine your child’s teeth, gums, and jaw alignment. This helps us to understand your child’s current oral health and narrow the best treatments for him or her. Also, we will ask questions about your child’s medical history and current medication in case alternative treatments may need to be considered.
Upon our findings, we will understand your child’s susceptibility, if any, to oral issues like decay or gum disease and recommend the best treatment plan for a healthier smile. Dental treatments may include:
- Dental Exam
- Dental Cleaning
- Fluoride Treatment
- Dental Sealants
- Dental Fillings
- Tooth Extraction
How soon should my child see a dentist?
Your child should see the dentist as soon as the first tooth emerges or on their first birthday. Babies can suffer from tooth decay so visiting the dentist regularly will help protect their teeth.
Why are baby (primary) teeth important?
Proper development of primary teeth is important for the following reasons:
- Provide space for the secondary (adult) teeth to grow into the correct position
- Allow for normal jawbone development
- Assist with speech development
How else can I care for my child’s teeth?
Aside from brushing twice a day and flossing daily, you may be able to further protect your child’s teeth with dental sealants. We can examine your child’s teeth and, if applicable, recommend sealants to protect susceptible teeth from cavities. Dental sealants is a protective coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the premolars and molars. We can further explain the quick procedure during your child’s examination.
Contact our dental office today to learn more about protecting your child’s teeth. Our friendly and pediatric dentist in Quincy MA is ready to assist and answer any questions you may have. Call (617) 328-5060 or contact us here.