Preserving the Health and Beauty of Your Child’s Smile
Pediatric dental services focus on protecting the oral health of children from infancy into their adolescent years. At our Sudbury dental practice, parents, guardians, and their children can rest assured that Dr. Cohen and his team have the skills and compassion needed to address a variety of pediatric dental health needs. We also welcome children with special needs and tailor each procedure to be as comfortable as possible.
Some of the dental services we offer for children include:
- First Visits
- Gentle Cleanings & Examinations
- Education with Child-Friendly Language
- Dental X-Rays
- Cavity Detection & Control
- Fluoride Treatments
- Children’s Braces
- Nutritional Counseling
We look forward to helping your child develop proper oral health habits and preserving their dental beauty and function for many years to come! Call our friendly team today to schedule an appointment!
Getting Your Child Comfortable at The Dental Office
First visits are the foundation of establishing a trusting relationship between your young one, our dentist, and our team. We feel it’s essential for your child to be exposed to the dental office at an early age, preferably as soon as their first tooth emerges.
During their initial appointment, our dentist and staff take the time to get to know you and your child, and show them there is nothing to fear when visiting us for care. By using child-friendly language, we educate your young one about the exciting aspects of dentistry, explaining procedures and equipment in a fun and creative manner.
Here’s a look into the gentle dental terminology we like to use when introducing your child to our treatments:
- “We’re going to count your teeth” – Examination
- “Pictures of your teeth” – X-Rays
- “Nail polish for your teeth” – Fluoride
- “Tooth paint” – Sealant
- “Mr. Thirsty” – Suction
- And more!
We conclude the first visit with an office tour. Your child also receives stickers, a prize, toothbrush, floss, and an oral hygiene demonstration paired with nutrition counseling. We then provide you with a summary of your child’s current oral health as well as their future dental needs.
Catching Oral Health Issues Before They Start
We conduct a gentle examination of your child’s smile, looking for any signs of concern, and taking x-rays to determine if any underlying problems are present. Preventive measures such as these paired with cleanings are essential for protecting against cavities and decay. By encouraging proper dental function and beauty, we better ensure your child can enjoy a healthy smile well into adulthood.
How Parents Can Help
Dr. Cohen and his team recognize just how imperative parent involvement is for children’s dental care. Preparing your child for their first visit by reading recommended books, playing pretend dentist, and staying positive about the dental experience is extremely helpful.
At the end of each appointment, parents are welcome to reward their child with words of praise for a job well done. We genuinely enjoy teaching parents that it’s fun to converse with their child about the importance of strong smiles and ideal oral health.
Building Healthy Smiles Together!
It is never too early or too late to exercise proper dental care and encourage confidence in a child’s smile. We invite parents to contact our pediatric practice to schedule their child’s oral health appointment today!