Kids Dentistry: Creating Good Habits for Life
At Freeman Dental Associates, pediatric dentistry is about more than bright, healthy smiles. Dr. Freeman and Dr. Samela want to make sure your child’s visit is rewarding and fun, so there’s no fear of “next time”.
Dr. Freeman and Dr. Samela are dedicated to going the extra mile to ensure your child’s positive experience. Our kids dental team takes the time to earn the trust of both you and your child, to make sure each trip to the dentist is pleasant and calm.
We encourage you and your child to ask questions and are always happy to address any concerns you have as a parent. As part of our pediatric dentistry philosophy, we offer empathetic oral health education and use simple explanations to answer your child’s questions and reassure them. If your child is happy at their “dental home,” we think they’re more likely to observe good oral health habits for life!
Your Child’s First Visit
Our kids dentistry team understands you want what’s best for your child. That’s why we focus on providing the highest quality pediatric dental care possible at Freeman Dental Associates.
It’s completely normal for a child to be unsure or nervous about their first dental visit, but at our Cohasset dental office, they don’t have to be! Our practice is designed to make your child comfortable and excited to visit the dentist. Dr. Freeman’s kind, caring disposition and gentle touch are reassuring for our families and younger patients.
Regular Dental Checkups
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists (AAPD) advises that children be seen for a checkup every 6 months. These visits allow Dr. Freeman or Dr. Samela to closely monitor new changes in your child’s mouth and ensure that you, as a parent, have the information you need to promote continued oral health in your child.
Our Cohasset pediatric dental team may suggest additional checkups if your child is more susceptible to cavities, or if your child is showing signs of orthodontic problems.
Teeth-Strengthening Mineral Application
Dental teeth-strengthening mineral treatments are safe and effective in decreasing the number of cavities in children. Dr. Freeman and Dr. Samela often recommend this treatment along with dental sealants to help protect your child’s teeth. This teeth-strengthening mineral acts as a shield for the tooth’s outer enamel and can actually reverse early dental decay in some children.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Treatment for cavities in children depends on how severe the decay is as well as each child’s age and risk of future cavities. At Freeman Dental Associates, we typically treat cavities with discreet, effective tooth-colored fillings.
Not all wisdom teeth need to be extracted – but some do. In many situations, it’s best to pull the wisdom teeth before they jeopardize your child’s smile as a whole. If your child’s wisdom tooth’s growth can cause damage to neighboring teeth, or cannot fully erupt, we may consider extraction.
We will take a panoramic radiograph of your child’s entire jaw, so we can see the size, location, and developmental stage of the wisdom teeth in consideration.
At the earliest, wisdom teeth are removed in the mid-teen years, but 3rd molars do not finish developing until closer to about 30 years of age.
Questions About Our Pediatric Dentistry Services?
Is your child due for a preventive checkup or other service from our menu of kids dentistry services? Give Freeman Dental Associates a call to schedule their appointment with Dr. Freeman or Dr. Samela today!
Concerned your child might need their teeth straightened? Our Abington location offers traditional braces to help correct teeth alignment and bite issues. If you or your child are interested in clear Invisalign® braces, we can begin treatment right here in our Cohasset dental office.
We offer family dentistry services for the whole family to create one convenient location for everyone.