Preventative Dentistry near Brookline, MA
Preventative pediatric dentistry aims to keep your child’s teeth free from plaque buildup, gum disease and tooth decay before any serious treatments are needed. By preventing problems from ever happening, you are protecting your child in a way that has positive effects throughout their whole body. That’s why we do everything we can to make sure your child’s smiles are healthy today and into the future. Our Pediatric dentists are uniquely trained to develop a combination of office and home preventative care to ensure your child a happy and healthy smile. Keeping a mouth healthy requires regular attention. We focus on teaching your child proper brushing and flossing daily to use at home between their dental visits at Bubble.
General Anesthesia & Sedation Dentistry near Brookline, MA
Nitrous Oxide is more commonly known as Laughing Gas, is great for simpler less invasive procedures like dental sealants, cavity filling, and teeth cleaning. Our pediatric dentist will administer the laughing gas through a mask covering your child’s nose and the gas will start to take effect after your child takes a few deep breaths. Laughing gas helps your child remain calm and relaxed while awake and aware throughout the procedure. Plus, it wears off relatively soon after the mask is removed.
General anesthesia for children may be necessary if they require a major dental procedure or need multiple teeth treated at once. Some of the medications that are used actually help the child forget all about what happened during treatment. Also, once the child is asleep, all treatment, including x-rays, fillings, crowns, and cleanings can be done at once in a manner that is not as traumatic or scary.
Dental Sealants for Kids near Brookline, MA
Dental sealants are a preventive treatment designed to protect your child’s teeth, especially the chewing surface of back teeth, from cavities and tooth decay. Sealants are made of clear or tooth-colored resin material.
The application is quick and comfortable. The sealant is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the teeth, where it forms a smooth coating over the tooth, including the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface. This coating shields the tooth from decay-causing bacteria, plaque and food debris to keep it strong and healthy.