Hanson Family Dental is a dental office in Hanson, MA that has catered to all ages of patients, including children as young as seven, for more than 36 years. As a general dentist who also provides dentistry to children, Dr. James Aubert is able to ensure our young patients grow up to have great oral health and a beautiful smile throughout adulthood.
Our goal is to give our pediatric patients a comfortable and stress-free experience. When children have a positive impression of the dentist early on, there is less fear of the dentist in adulthood. Our office has a non-clinical, relaxed atmosphere where our young patients feel safe and secure. Our entire team is very patient with our reserved or fearful patients, allowing them time to feel comfortable in our dental environment. At Hanson Family Dental, our pediatric patients love going to the dentist!
Children’s Dental Care
Children's teeth are very small, and small problems can turn into big problems if not recognized and corrected early. Even primary (baby) teeth need to be cared for!
As your child’s teeth erupt, look for lines and discoloration that may be caused by decay. Remember that sugary foods and liquids can attack a new tooth, so take care that your child brushes after feeding or eating. Dr. Aubert and our team recommend that children brush their teeth four times a day for optimal oral hygiene: after breakfast, after lunch, after dinner, and at bedtime.
Brushing can be fun, and your child should brush as soon as the first tooth arrives. When your baby's first tooth erupts, brush the tooth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. For children younger than two, do not use fluoride toothpaste unless advised to do so by Dr. Aubert or another healthcare professional.
Flossing is also a part of good oral hygiene habits, and Dr. Aubert will discuss with you the right time to start flossing. If you notice signs of decay, contact our Hanson dental office immediately.
Preventing Tooth Decay with Regular Checkups
Tooth decay is caused by sugars left in the mouth that turn into an acid, which can break down teeth. Children are at high risk for tooth decay for a simple reason: many children and adolescents do not practice regular, good oral hygiene habits. Proper brushing and flossing routines combined with regular visits to the dentist help keep tooth decay away.
Your child should visit our Hanson, MA dentist every six months for regular dental cleanings and checkups. We recommend fluoride treatments twice a year along with cleanings to keep teeth their strongest.