During each visit, we’ll take a close look at any instances of cavities, check for proper oral development, and offer plenty of friendly instruction when it comes to brushing and flossing properly at home. Other effective, cavity-fighting measures are available as well, including dental sealants and professional fluoride treatment.
Baby's First Visit:
The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry say that the first dental visit should occur within six months after the baby's first tooth appears, but no later than the child's first birthday.
"FIRST VISIT" TIPS:
Take your child for a "preview" of the office.
Read books with them about going to the dentist.
Review with them what the dentist will be doing at the time of the first visit.
Speak positively about your own dental experiences.
TIPS FOR CAVITY PREVENTION
Limit frequency of meals and snacks.
Encourage brushing, flossing and rinsing.
Watch what your child drinks.
Avoid giving your child sticky foods.
Make treats part of meals.
Choose nutritious snacks.
In need of immediate care?
If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room. We can treat various dental injuries, including teeth that have been chipped, moved, or knocked out entirely. Please call our office for assistance.
Pearl Dental Center
11 Main Street, Pepperell, MA 01463
Tel: (978) 433-6344