Northborough Family Dental
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The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry in Northborough

November 27, 2020
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Posted By: Dr. Alexander J. Moheban, DMD
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At Northborough Family Dental, we are excited about helping your child develop and maintain a lifelong relationship with their teeth and gums. With the proper education and tools, your son or daughter can feel excited about seeing us and keeping their mouth healthy.

Our friendly dental team works with parents to help their children avoid cavities and gum disease.

When to Bring Your Child to Northborough Family Dental 

We recommend seeing your child after their first tooth emerges or no later than their first birthday. It may seem very early, but as soon as your baby starts having teeth, they can get cavities. By starting early on your child's oral health, you can help set them up for success.

Why Is Pediatric Dentistry in Northborough, MA Important?

The sooner your child starts getting routine dental cleanings and exams, the healthier their smiles will be for the rest of their lives. With each dental cleaning, our pediatric dentist looks for signs of tooth decay, which can cause pain and further health issues. 

What to Expect From Your Child's First Dental Appointment

Your child's first visit with Northborough Family Dental is primarily about introducing them to the dentist's office and allowing them to explore the sights and sounds of dentistry. We encourage them to get used to dental instruments and enjoy taking a ride in the chair. 

We want your son or daughter to feel comfortable before we start examining their smile.

We also want to accomplish three main goals during the first visit:

  1. Allow your child to get used to our dental staff and environment and start to build trust. This is the beginning of a lifelong relationship with their dentist, so we want to start slowly and gently.
  2. Introduce your child to dental equipment and tools, so they don't develop fear or anxiety. This association is critical in preventing adult-related dental anxiety that can impact their dental health.
  3. Once your child is comfortable, we can start looking for signs of decay or infection. While we check your child's teeth, gums, bite, and jaw, we explain what we are doing and why it is important. Throughout this visit, Dr. Alexander Moheban will explain why oral hygiene is so important and answer any questions.

Call Us Today to Schedule Your Child's First Dental Checkup

We can't wait to meet your toddler! We work hard to make your child's visits with us pleasant and fun, no matter their age.

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