The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends every child have their first dental visit soon after the emergence of their first tooth, and no later than 12 months of age.
Most infants or young children will cry during their first visit, so expect some tears and to help gently hold your child on your lap during the examination!
Dr. Matt’s goal is to conduct a thorough examination and to gently clean off your child’s teeth, as well to provide a fluoride treatment with parental consent.
Dr. Matt will comprehensively discuss your child’s medical and dental histories, overall growth and development, oral hygiene routine, provide fluoride recommendations, conduct dietary and cavity risk assessments, discuss any pacifier and bottle use, and more.
Please be open about any questions or concerns.
Dental caries (commonly known as dental cavities) is a preventable, yet common, early childhood disease. In fact, cavities are the most prevalent disease of childhood and are four times more common than asthma.
Caregiver education and awareness are critical to the prevention of early dental disease. By establishing care with a pediatric dentist at a young age, you can develop preventative strategies and identify risk factors associated with the development of early childhood caries. Cavities are also much more manageable when diagnosed early in development.
Pediatric dentists are also specially trained to identify oral and facial abnormalities that present in the early stages of child development.
If your child is due for a dental exam and/or cleaning, contact Waban Dental Group. We happily accept new patients and we offer convenient hours to accommodate your schedule. Our office is well equipped with the latest technology and knowledgeable staff. Even if your child is a little older or if it has been years since their last checkup, contact us! Our team will recommend treatment plans that best suit your child’s needs. Call (617) 527-6061 or request an appointment below.
We are pleased to be in-network with Delta Dental Premier. Speak with our knowledgeable team to discuss your insurance & payment options today. Our friendly staff will work with you to make payment for your treatment convenient and simple.
Proud to be the preferred choice for families in Newton & surrounding areas for over 40 years.