Children’s Dentistry – New Bedford, MA
Taking Care of Your Family’s Most Precious Smiles
It’s always more convenient when you can bring your children to your own dental practice instead of a separate specialist. We treat every child with compassion and do what they can to help them enjoy their early experiences with dentistry. After all, if they have a positive impression of the dentist at a young age, they’re more likely to continue to seek dental care when they become adults! Reach out today if you’d like to set up an appointment for your little one.
Why Choose Sound Dentistry for Children’s Dentistry?
- Reputation for Advanced Dental Care
- Outstanding, Friendly Dental Team
- State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
Nobody is born knowing how to brush their teeth perfectly; it’s a skill that takes time to develop. As such, children often have trouble cleaning their molars due to the location of the teeth and the numerous crevices they contain. By applying a dental sealant to at-risk teeth, we provide an extra layer of protection against decay-causing plaque and bacteria. Sealants can be placed in just a few minutes during a regular six-month checkup and teeth cleaning appointment.
Mouthguards are essential pieces of safety equipment for anyone that plays a sport, especially if contact is involved. However, many parents catch their children trying to head out onto the field without wearing their mouthguards. Oftentimes, this happens because store-bought, one-size-fits-all mouthguards are uncomfortable to wear. We can provide mouthguards that have been fully customized for your child; when the appliance fits comfortably over their teeth, they’ll be much less likely to “forget” to wear it.
Silver Diamine Fluoride
Silver diamine fluoride is a special kind of liquid medication applied directly to the teeth. Fluoride helps the teeth remineralize and increases the enamel’s resistance to decay while silver helps kill the bacteria that cause decay in the first place. When mixed together, they can be used to stop tooth decay from developing further. Since there’s no dental drill involved with the process, silver diamine fluoride is often ideal for younger children who might be anxious about receiving dental care.
Lip & Tongue-Ties
A short, tight band of tissue known as a frenulum could potentially keep your child from moving their lips or tongue properly. This can lead to digestive issues, difficulty with breastfeeding, and impaired speech development. With a frenectomy, we can free your child’s mouth so that their oral development proceeds with a hitch. A soft tissue laser can be used to essentially vaporize the unneeded tissue, thus completing the process with a minimal amount of bleeding or pain.