Pediatric Dentist North Shore, Pediatric Dentist Salem MA, Danvers, Peabody, Beverly, Marblehead
As a North Shore pediatric dentist, Dr. Garber and the rest of his team at Garber Family Dentistry specialize in providing the best dental care and treatment possible for toddlers, children and teenagers.
The clinic’s primary goal is to ensure that each child lives a happy and full life in terms of oral hygiene – which means they take pride in knowing that their work is what gives a child the beautiful smile that they have.
Committed to your child’s dental health, Dr. Garber and his staff take pride in being able to help children and their families prevent oral health problems, help protect a child’s health overall, create a relaxed and comfortable environment for children and educating children and parents on oral hygiene.
Regular Check-ups and Cleanings
Taking your child to their pediatric dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings highly reduces the risk of oral disease. A pediatric dentist appointment should be scheduled every six months so that the cleaning can remove all plaque and tartar while also checking for cavities and other oral conditions. This is also a great way to teach your child(ren) the right way to brush their teeth.
During a regular check-up, children are given a thorough cleaning and fluoride application. Fluoride has been proven to help significantly reduce the risk of cavities – up to 40% in children. In some cases, a fluoride supplement may be needed. This is something that Dr. Garber can discuss with parents when and if necessary.
Due to their deep crevices that attract bacteria, your back teeth (molars) are the most common place for the development of decay . Because of this, sealants – made from tooth-colored or white material – are often applied to the molars to keep them from decaying as easily.
Sealants are generally only applied to permanent teeth; however, there are some cases that require baby teeth to be sealed.
On baby teeth, stainless steel silver crowns are typically used on the back teeth while white crowns are used on the front teeth. In some cases, to save money, the front teeth have a white façade and steel backing. Just because a crown is placed does not mean that children need not worry about that tooth. It still requires extensive brushing and flossing like any other tooth to prevent further decay as well as plaque and tartar build-up.
When the tooth is extracted, for whatever reason necessary, a space maintainer is often used to prevent the teeth from shifting on each side of the gap. A space maintainer works to maintain proper jaw and speech development.
Dr. Garber is a dedicated Salem MA dentist dedicated to his patients of all ages, from toddler to grandparent. The office has multiple New Patient Specials which can be seen HERE.
Call (978) 801-1202 for more information and scheduling.