At Dental Health International, we offer friendly children’s dentistry in Chelsea, MA, so that your young ones can feel safe in a kid-friendly environment that makes them feel comfortable. Our children’s dentistry specializes in the care of young children, both as their first teeth come in and as those teeth are replaced with adult teeth. These critical periods are when children develop important dental habits, including regular examinations that create a lot of anxiety, especially for younger patients. We pride ourselves on creating an environment of love and patience so that young children can develop a good relationship with their dental health.
Children’s Dentistry in Chelsea, MA
We have a comfortable area for children to wait before their appointment, where they can play and relax with your supervision. We want young children to have something to look forward to when they come in, even if they are feeling some anxiety. Our staff always greets children with a smile and engages with them to help them feel welcome and cared about.
When a child is particularly anxious, or their first time, our staff can do other things to help them let their guard down and be more open to treatment with your help. You can also give us a call in advance so we can be prepared to be especially welcoming and helpful. We can do things like show them the equipment and answer their questions.
Some children have special needs, making dental examination and treatment more challenging. We are sensitive to these issues and work with parents to develop plans to help ensure their children get the dental treatment they need. Sometimes one thing doesn’t work, so we work with you to come up with a new plan in such cases.
Preventative Care and Treatment for Children
The most important thing is that you bring in your child every six months for examinations and x-rays. A lot can happen in a child’s mouth between appointments, including cavities. This is partially because children don’t always have the best brushing and flossing techniques and habits and partly because children tend to expose their mouths to a lot of bacteria.
We offer several preventative and treatment options for children, including:
- Dental cleanings
- Examinations for cavities
- Dental sealants to prevent cavities
- Fluoride treatment
- Restorative care and fillings for cavities
- Corrective advice for common developmental issues
- Emergency dentistry for children
We can also offer advice around your child’s tooth development and other health habits, such as eating habits, to help prevent issues we are seeing. With strong experience seeing many children over the years, we can recommend the right treatments and practices.
Regular Examinations to Help Ensure Your Child’s Teeth Develop Properly
It may surprise people to know that the American Dental Association recommends that children begin seeing an orthodontist by the age of 8 at the latest. This is not necessarily because they are ready for braces, but because this is a critical period of tooth and jaw development. Most teeth come in correctly enough that orthodontic treatment can wait until the teenage years, but in some cases, the warning signs of more severe issues can be caught earlier in childhood to prevent major consequences later. We are trained in the development of children’s mouths and can educate you on the health and progress of your child’s dental development.
We are here to help your children achieve great dental health and habits. We want to meet them and create the best experience possible. If you are looking for a dentist for your children, we would love to meet you and show you why parents love bringing their young ones to our children’s dentistry.