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Your child should visit the a pediatric dentist when the first tooth comes in, usually between 6-12 months. Early examination and preventative care will protect your child’s smile.
Breast feeding should be avoided after the first primary (baby) teeth begin to erupt and other sources of nutrition have been introduced. Children should not fall asleep with a bottle containing anything other than water.
As soon as the teeth begin to appear, start brushing twice daily using fluoridated toothpaste and a soft, age appropriate sized toothbrush. For children less than 2, use a “smear” of toothpaste. For 2-5 years old, use a “pea-sized” amount and help your child brush as young children do not have the ability to brush their teeth effectively.
Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three years specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.
Rinse the irritated area with warm salt water and place a cold compress on the face if it is swollen. Give the child acetaminophen (e.g., Children’s Tylenol) for any pain and call our offcice as soon as possible.
A check-up every six months is recommended in order prevent cavities and other dental problems. However, your pediatric dentist can tell you when and how often your child should visit based on their personal oral health.
There is very little risk in dental X-rays. Pediatric dentists are especially careful to limit the amount of radiation to which children are exposed. Lead aprons and high-speed film are used to ensure safety and minimize the amount of radiation.
We recommend a mouth guard for children who participate in sports. Ask us about having a custom-fitted mouth guard made to protect the teeth, lips, cheeks, and gums.
No, Bubble is owned by Dr. Anna Berik, Boston’s Premier Cosmetic dentist and is part of the Berik Group. Dr. Berik personally treats patients at her other practice, Newton Dental Associates, and wanted to create a practice for children that embodied the Core Values that she holds dear.
Heart: Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, Thankfulness.