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Why Children’s Dentistry Is Needed In Massachusetts [Blog]

Your Child's First Dental visit at Dores Dental in East Longmeadow, MA

Some parents think baby teeth are going to fall out so there’s no need for children’s dentistry. They’re just going to get new teeth, right? Unfortunately, avoiding the dentist is bad no matter how old they are. Children and even infants need regular dental visits to help make sure their teeth and gums are developing normally.

Even if your child is healthy, they need regular check-ups with your pediatrician. The same is true for dentistry. That’s why you need to call Dores Dental today at 413-241-3995 and make an appointment for each one of your kids.

Keeping Their Smiles Healthy

While it’s true that children lose their baby or primary teeth, that doesn’t mean they can skip dental care. A cavity on any kind of tooth can be painful, and who wants their children to experience that? Besides, tooth decay is just one problem young children can face. They can still get gum disease, a bacterial infection that can get inside a tooth and require a root canal.

But kids are often nervous about going to the dentist! That’s understandable, especially with younger children. Thankfully, Dr. Dores and his staff knows how to handle your child’s first visits with us. All here are friendly and good with children! Your child will feel safe and welcomed at our East Longmeadow, MA office. And if you are the one getting nervous, know that parents can sit with their little ones on their lap. You can be there while our team does their thorough exam.

After the exam, Dr. Dores can go over the findings and make any recommendations. Given his years of experience working with younger patients, he can recommend steps to help protect your child’s teeth from thumb sucking, deal with teething, and when they are older, how Invisalign is a great way to straighten crooked smiles.

Not Just Teens

Some family dental clinics only see teenagers. That’s not true here at Dores Dental. Dr. Dores can see all children, even infants! Research shows that the sooner children go for regular dental visits, the better their dental health is throughout their lives. One reason? Children get comfortable going regularly. They realize it’s a good place to be, so when they grow up, they are more likely to keep going.

Our staff is both patient and friendly, so they know how to help even young kids feel at ease. Children also face unique dental problems, such as teething and teeth damaged by sports. You can get help soothing their teething pain or get custom-fitted athletic mouthguards to protect their smiles.

Protecting Kids’ Smiles At Home

There are things parents can do at home to help protect their kids’ smiles. If your child is having trouble brushing, let them watch you brush and floss (kids love copying their parents). You can also go into the bathroom with them when it’s time to use that toothbrush. And although juice is healthier than soda, remember how much sugar is in both. Some processed juices even have added sugar! The best drinks for kids are milk and water.

As a parent, you’re responsible for your kids’ dental health. That’s why you should call today at 413-241-3995 or use our convenient online form to make a new appointment. Start your children on the right path to dental health.

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