Early Dental Care

 

Falmouth Pediatric Dentistry leads the way in oral health care and hygiene for children in our community of Falmouth. Dentist appointments can be difficult for many children initially.  Our comprehensive dental services help establish a good oral regimen early in your child's life while providing education for a brighter and whiter smile.

We sincerely believe that superior oral health and hygiene is a vital aspect of overall childhood health and development. Our friendly and professional staff is committed to providing the kids in our community with the education and tools to ensure a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. We work hard to ensure that every dentist visit to our office is enjoyable and that your child learns that taking care of their teeth can be fun and rewarding.

From the first visit to every follow-up thereafter, we offer a comfortable environment that promotes peace of mind for both the patient and the parent in our relaxing office in Falmouth.  Dentist appointments with your child will allow you to relax, knowing that your son or daughter is in experienced, competent and caring hands.

There are a number of major milestones to keep in mind when considering when to plan your child's first visit to the dentist. Some things to consider are:

 

  • Teeth usually begin to erupt around 6 months of age. 
  • Baby teeth usually finish erupting around age 3

A number of techniques such as rubbing sore gums with cool items or providing wet cloths and frozen teething rings to chew on may help provide immediate relief from any discomfort associated with teeth. For all children, it is a right of passage and some may have more difficulty than others.  If you have concerns about teething, don’t hesitate to call.

Many parents do not understand why primary teeth are so important since the child will simply lose them and get their permanent adult teeth anyway. Healthy teeth are important early on to help children develop good eating habits and speech pronunciation.  They also preserve space for permanent teeth to erupt helping to limit the need for braces in the future.   Decayed teeth can be painful and can be a source of infection that may become a significant health concern.  Obviously, no one wants to have a toothache or an abscessed tooth.  Also, it can never be understated how important healthy teeth are to a child's initial self-image and self-esteem.

We recommend that you book your child's first appointment around their first birthday at our office in Falmouth. Dentist visits for children can be a simple and fun time during which he will get to know you and your child and help foster an atmosphere of trust that will provide a foundation for future visits. This visit allows us to get to know each other and to begin talking about how we will help make sure you child gets on the right track to a healthy smile.
 

Contact Falmouth Pediatric Dentistry today for more information about our comprehensive services in children's oral health care and hygiene. We believe a trip to a Falmouth dentist should be a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Our friendly staff works hard to ensure your child develops healthy habits for a lifetime of bright smiles.