Dentistry for Kids
Kid's teeth need dental care, just like grown-up teeth. Regular exams by Dr. Freeman can help to identify any abnormalities in your child's oral development, and can minimize the impact of decay on your child's health by catching cavities early. Professional cleanings are not just about helping your child have shiny clean teeth, they are also very important in educating your child on proper brushing and flossing techniques.
Preparing for your child's first visit
Your child's first dental visit will consist of a thorough review of your child's dental and health information, as well as a comprehensive dental examination, nutritional advice, and home care instruction.
Depending on the age of your child, we will complete a professional dental cleaning, remineralization therapy, and take any necessary x-rays. Dr. Freeman will take time to discuss any concerns you may have, and prepare you for what you can expect during your child's oral development. If decay is found, the information collected will allow us to prepare a treatment plan if necessary and recommend the best options for your child's dental care.
Please help us make the first visit enjoyable and positive! We encourage parents and caregivers to use positive stories about visiting the dentist, songs, and descriptive words to describe your child's upcoming visit.
Try to avoid using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear. Words like "needle", "shot", "drill", or "hurt" may cause preventable anxiety and make the first dental visit more difficult for your child. We encourage you to stay with your child during the initial examination, and during future visits you can let your child join us on their own, depending on age and comfort.
At Freeman Dental Associates we will work with you to make your child's first dental visit an adventure that sets a positive foundation for the rest of their life. Give us a call at (781) 383-6555 to schedule your child's appointment or ask us your questions.
What our patients are saying about us
"I am so impressed with this practice! We found them while hosting an 11 year old orphan from Latvia. Not only did she do top-notch dental work for him, she was so kind and patient with him, acting out all of the parts of the procedure since he didn't speak English! One of the staff even mentioned she had tried to brush up on her Russian language skills and used a few Russian phrases with him. I cannot even articulate how much that meant to us. Above and beyond, for sure!" - Tiffany L.
"In my last visit with Dr. Freeman, I had a crown, a filling, and some adjustments to another tooth. Although my visit took 2 hours, it was very pleasant. Dr Freeman is always smiling when she comes in. She is very attentive, caring and has as gentle touch when working in my mouth. She explains every step of the process as she is working. I would highly recommend her for anyone who is afraid of dentists." - Henry Y.
"I recently have had quite a bit of dental care on my old teeth. Dr. Freeman and her team did a great job caring for me. So gentle, professional and friendly. My mouth feels so much better!! Don't hesitate to choose this dental office. You will be glad you did." - J. D.