Dentistry for Children – Nashua, NH
Devoted, Compassionate Dental Care for Growing Smiles
Our dentists at Simply Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics absolutely adore working closely with kids and helping them develop habits that will keep them smiling brightly for life. At this age, your son or daughter will likely be starting school, forming new friendships, and trying out new activities, so it’s more important than ever that they’re keeping up with their oral hygiene at home. Remember, if it has been more than six months since their last appointment, reach out to our Nashua dental office today to book their next visit!
Why Choose Simply Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for Dentistry for Children?
- Multiple Dental Services Provided Under One Roof
- Friendly and Highly Experienced Pediatric Dental Team
- Advanced Dental Technology to Ensure Patient Comfort
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Even if your son or daughter brushes and flosses daily at home, dental health problems can still sneak up on them. For that reason, we cannot overstate the importance of making sure your child keeps up with routine dental checkups and cleanings. Our pediatric dentists can arm you with all of the knowledge you need about your little one’s oral health. We’ll formulate a personalized treatment plan based on our exam, thoroughly remove any cavity-causing plaque and tartar, and leave their pearly whites sparkling!
Four out of five cavities that develop in younger patients appear on the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars – that’s more than 80 percent! These parts of the mouth can be hard to reach, especially if your little one has not yet mastered their oral hygiene routine. Luckily, dental sealants can be a huge help. In just a single appointment, we can paint a thin plastic layer onto these areas of the teeth. This acts as a shield between the tooth and harmful food debris and bacteria.
Public drinking water, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and foods are all places where you’re likely to find fluoride, which is great news for kids. Study after study has proven that safe, regular exposure to fluoride positively affects oral health and even reduces the risk of cavities over time, especially in younger children. If need be, our pediatric dentists can happily give your child an extra fluoride boost. It’s quick and easy enough to be completed as part of their routine checkup and cleaning!
Did you know that about 90% of the population will develop at least one cavity over the course of their lives? It’s startling, but these cavities are actually more likely to form at a young age. Our team at Simply Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics strives to help your child avoid cavities, but if they do appear, we offer tooth-colored fillings. Not only are these restorations more conservative and lifelike than traditional fillings, but they forge a direct bond with the tooth enamel, allowing them to last for years and years to come.
Safe Digital X-Rays
Without X-rays, we couldn’t be nearly as proactive about oral health as we are. The naked eye (even those of our trained pediatric dentists) can only view so much, which is why we use advanced digital technology to capture high-definition images of the teeth and jaw. We can then see these images in minutes without the need for a darkroom. They produce extremely little radiation, so your child will be safe throughout the whole process.
Root Canals / Pulp Therapy
If your son or daughter has fierce pain or sensitivity in a specific tooth, it might be due to an advanced infection in the inner layers of the tooth. Rather than resorting to extracting the tooth, our dentists have other options. Root canal therapy or pulp therapy can help preserve your little one’s natural grin. Because their teeth are still developing, we’re more likely to perform pulp therapy than a traditional root canal. With pulp therapy, we’ll do our utmost to maintain as much heathy tissue as we can. Both baby teeth and adult teeth can undergo this type of treatment.
When your son or daughter begins grade school, their classmates might pressure them to stop sucking their thumbs or fingers if they haven’t stopped already. However, this is not necessarily the case. You’ll need to let us know right away if your child still engages in this habit. Continuing to suck their thumb or fingers can cause extensive harm to the development of their teeth and jaws. We’ll give you all of the guidance you need to help your young one effectively kick this habit.
Emergency Kid’s Dentistry
As active as kids are, dental emergencies are bound to happen at some point. If your child suddenly injures their mouth or experiences serious oral pain, please call our office immediately. Our friendly and knowledgeable team members can readily provide first-aid tips over the phone and schedule an urgent appointment for your child with one of our dentists.
In a perfect world, we would never have to extract one of your child’s teeth before it’s ready to fall out on its own. We also hope that we never have to remove a permanent tooth. However, there are some cases when a professional tooth extraction is the best option for a patient’s long-term oral health, such as:
- A tooth is decayed beyond repair
- One or more teeth have become irreparably injured
- A stubborn baby tooth has not fallen out properly, preventing permanent teeth from emerging
- Additional room must be created so that orthodontic treatment can be administered
Keep in mind that although emergency dentistry can be stressful, sedation dentistry can make a world of difference in helping your little one stay calm!
Does your child dream of being the next major-league sports star? When it comes to shielding themselves from injury, their smile deserves equal attention as their head or knees. We strongly encourage you to ask us about custom mouthguards instead of the cheaply made ones at the local pharmacy or sporting goods store. Personalized mouthguards are not only made from higher-quality materials, but they’re also designed to fit your child’s unique mouth. They’ll fit more comfortably, provide more protection, and give them enough flexibility to breathe and talk without issue. These mouthguards are ones that they’ll actually have no problem wearing on the field!