Pediatric Children's Dentistry in Melrose, MA
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Kids have so much fun visiting our Children's Dentist & Orthodontist at Pan Family Dental Care in Melrose! Where our Pan Family treats you just like FAMILY!
Pan Dental Care Team Trusted in Children's Dentistry by Parents, Grandparents and Great-Grandparents Since 1988
Preventive Children's Dentistry at Pan Dental Care in Melrose, MA is the ticket for ensuring that your child has a healthy smile. When was your child's last visit to Pan Dental Care? If it's been more than six months, it's time to come see us! Request an appointment with our team today.
Why Choose Pan Dental Care for Pediatric Children’s Dentistry?
- Dedicated, Caring and Highly Skilled Professionals Trusted by Parents Since 1988
- Drill-less Fillings and Advanced Digital Dentistry for Easier & Gentle Care
- Exceptional Children's Dentists and In-house Orthodontist All Under One Roof
Give Your Child a Happy Confident Smile for Life
Pediatric Children’s Dentistry
At Pan Dental Care in Melrose, we love welcoming in the whole family for ongoing care! Our dentists can treat infants, toddlers, school-aged children, teenagers, and everyone who falls somewhere in-between, supporting their growing smiles at every major stage of development by providing gentle, friendly services that are well-suited to their current level of emotional maturity. Many of our preventive services are very well-suited for younger teeth, such as dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and more.
Schedule Your Infant’s First Dental Check-up at Baby’s First Birthday
Infants should be seen by our Dentists at Pan Dental Care after the first six months of age, and at least by the child's first birthday. By this time, the baby's first teeth, or primary teeth, are beginning to erupt and it is a critical time to spot any problems before they become big concerns.
Schedule Your Toddler’s First Dental Cleaning at Two-Years Old
Years and years of research have demonstrated a clear positive link between healthier, stronger teeth and safe exposure to fluoride through drinking water and oral hygiene products. This natural mineral can work wonders on the enamel, which is why our dentists may recommend professional applications for children and adults during routine checkups. This process only takes a few minutes, and is a safe and effective way to further fight formation of cavities.
Sealants fill in the little ridges on the chewing part of your teeth to protect and seal the tooth from food and plaque. The application is easy to apply and typically last for several years
DENTAL X-RAYS TO DETECT CAVITIES EARLY
The routine bitewings are the x-rays taken annually to check for cavities between the teeth (the tooth surface where your children floss). This allows your dentists to detect cavities early.
Our outstanding in-house orthodontist, Dr. Elise Vincelette, recommends scheduling your child’s first orthodontic consult at 7 years old. Call and schedule your child's complimentary orthodontic consult today!
At Pan Dental Care, we recommend your child's first orthodontic consult at the age of seven years old. That way, we can detect crooked teeth early on and recommend orthodontic treatment as your child is growing. Our outstanding In-house orthodontist, Dr. Elise Vincelette is here in Melrose, and she encompasses a full range of orthodontic care.
If you’ve got passionate athletes in the family, we strongly recommend investing in a custom-made sports guard from Pan Dental Care. Unlike “one size fits all” appliances from the local sports store, these high-quality devices are designed with a patient’s comfort in mind, providing a secure, flexible fit that keeps teeth safe from harm while still allowing for easy breathing and speaking throughout the big game. Sports mouth guards should always be worn during sports. Wear a sports guard both with and without braces.
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body
Conditions like gum irritation and thumb-sucking could create problems later on. Babies who suck their thumbs may be setting the stage for malformed teeth and bite relationships.
Luckily, we have our in-house Orthodontist, Dr. Elise Vincelette, who provides complimentary Orthodontic Consults to ensure that your child is on their way to a healthy bite.
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
Another problem that can be spotted early is a condition called "baby bottle tooth decay," which is caused by sugary substances in breast milk and some juices, which combine with saliva to form pools inside the baby's mouth.
If "baby bottle tooth decay" is left untreated, this can lead to premature decay of your baby's future primary teeth, which can later hamper the proper formation of permanent teeth.
Three Ways to Avoid Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
- One of the best ways to avoid baby bottle tooth decay is to not allow your baby to nurse on a bottle while going to sleep.
- Avoid dipping pacifiers in sweet substances such as honey, because this only encourages early decay in the baby's mouth.
- Encouraging your young child to drink from a cup as early as possible will also help stave off the problems associated with baby bottle tooth decay.
Teething is a sign that your child's gums are sore. This is perfectly normal. You can help relieve this by allowing the baby to suck on a teething ring, or gently rubbing your baby's gums with the back of a small spoon, a piece of wet gauze, or even your finger.