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Pediatric Dentistry in Hanover, MA

Pediatric Dentistry

Leland Dental offers pediatric dentistry services to children of all ages in Hanover, MA. To ask questions or to make an appointment for your child, please call our office at 781-826-8395.

What Is Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry treats children from infancy through the teen years. Dentists with pediatric experience help children feel comfortable in the office while teaching them proper oral care skills for life.  They take special care to protect your child's dental health from when the very first tooth emerges to when the child is moving out on their own.

Benefits of Pediatric Dentistry

Better Lifelong Dental Health

Children who see dentists early-on are more likely to have healthy teeth and gums throughout childhood and into adulthood. Together with parents, dentists teach children the importance of properly caring for their teeth while making the process enjoyable.

Lower Chance of Developing Dental Anxiety

When children grow up going to the dentist regularly, they are less likely to become anxious about their visits. Becoming accustomed to the office at a young age and building a close bond with their family dentist enables them to feel comfortable and relaxed in the chair.

Plan for Future Orthodontic Issues

Young children should have their first orthodontic evaluation at about age seven. This time frame is when the permanent teeth are beginning to come in. Pediatric dentists can recommend orthodontic specialty care at a young age to make the process quicker and easier.

Procedures Offered

Preventive Care

Cleanings, X-rays, sealants, and fluoride treatments help to support children's oral health by preventing and treating cavities and gum problems. Cleanings remove built-up plaque and tartar while preserving gum health. Sealants cover the deep crevices in children's permanent molars to prevent cavities. Fluoride treatments strengthen enamel and prevent tooth decay.

Restorative Dentistry

Even children need fillings, crowns, and other restorative procedures. Our dentist handles restorative dentistry for children with expertise.

Nitrous Oxide

Pediatric patients can receive nitrous oxide to help them feel more relaxed during dental procedures. Mild sedation, such as nitrous oxide, is safe for children and can make procedures go more smoothly.

Why Choose Leland Dental?

Children need the same types of dental services as adults, but they need an expert touch. We offer excellent dental care to every family member, from babies to grandparents. Our dentist regularly treats children of all ages, fostering a warm and friendly atmosphere for babies to teens and beyond.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatric Dentistry

How should I care for my child's teeth at home?
Before your child's first tooth emerges, wipe their gums with a clean cloth twice daily. After the first tooth comes in, begin brushing it with a tiny smear of children's fluoride toothpaste on a baby brush. Ensure that your child never goes to bed with a bottle of anything but water. Brush your child's teeth twice daily, and begin flossing when the teeth start to touch each other in the back. Be sure to schedule appointments for your child twice a year for checkups and exams.
Why is it essential to treat baby teeth even when they're going to fall out eventually?
If a primary tooth decays without treatment, it could fall out prematurely. This issue could cause a problem with tooth spacing. The infection could also spread and cause other teeth to decay as well.
Can a knocked-out baby tooth be restored?
Dentists cannot reseat baby teeth in the gum. It could cause damage to the permanent tooth underneath. If your child's tooth falls out prematurely, they may need a space maintainer depending on when the tooth falls out and its position.
What should I do to keep my child from being nervous about going to the dentist?
First, help your child to think of the dentist as a positive experience. Make sure that you always talk about the dentist on favorable terms. If you feel anxiety about dental visits, try not to communicate this to a young child, or they will feel the same way. Role-playing and pretend games can get children ready for dental visits.

Call Leland Dental

Children's teeth need just as much care as adult teeth. Regular cleanings and exams are just as crucial for children as for adults. If your child needs a dental appointment, don't wait to call. If you have a new baby, we would be happy to see them as soon as they have their first tooth. Call our office at 781-826-8395 for more information or to make an appointment.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

51 Mill St, Ste 10
Hanover, MA 02339-1652

Monday | 7:00AM - 7:30PM
Tuesday | 7:30AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday | 7:30AM - 5:00PM
Thursday | 7:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday | 7:00AM - 1:00PM

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