Children’s Dentistry – Bradford, MA
We Help Growing Smiles Shine
At Associates in Dental Health, our team greatly enjoys being able to help children get started on the right foot towards a healthy, confident smile that lasts for life. We always personalize our approach to match a child’s current age and level of emotional maturity, taking all of the time needed to form a trusting bond and help them feel genuinely relaxed throughout their visits. We look forward to caring for your entire family! Contact us today in Bradford, MA if you have any questions or if you’re ready to schedule a visit.
Associates in Dental Health for Children’s Dentistry?
- Family-Friendly Care For All Ages
- Collaborative Approach to Dentistry
- Friendly & Gentle Staff
Why Does My Child Need To Visit The Dentist As A Baby?
Because you’d be surprised by how many toddlers we see with tooth decay! The earlier our team can start caring for young children and pinpoint potential concerns, the better off their smile will be in the long run. That’s why our office is an Age-One Provider.
In the past, the standard was for dentists to first treat a child at age 3. But, new evidence-based research indicates that many children already have cavities by age 3, so waiting to see the dentist is no longer enough to prevent dental disease. That is why it is now recommended that dentists start treatment on a child within six months of when the first tooth appears or at age 1 – whichever comes first.
Dentistry That Grows With Your Loved One
At Associates in Dental Health, our approach to children’s dentistry is always painstakingly personalized to match each unique patient’s needs and personality. For instance, very young patients will only receive a gentle checkup of their teeth in order to determine if any major decay or developmental issues are present. Our dentists can also sit down with parents and discuss vital information that can help them support their loved one’s burgeoning smile, including oral hygiene instructions, teething guidance, tips for how to avoid thumb/finger-sucking, and more.
As children age, our team will start to incorporate professional cleanings with our talented hygienists into the equation, as well as dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and other effective preventive measures. If needed, tooth-colored fillings are available to treat pesky tooth decay, although we hope to help all of our patients avoid as many cavities as possible! Above all else, we strive to leave kids with new reasons to smile when they leave our Bradford office!