Pediatric Dentistry

Saugus Smiles

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Saugus, MA

Saugus Smiles enjoys working with all patients, but the youngest residents of Saugus, Massachusetts, hold a special place in everyone’s heart. Greg Rosenblatt, DMD, see’s patients for pediatric dentistry is honored to play a role in helping kids establish a lifetime of great dental health. Book an appointment online or over the phone today, and bring your little one to meet Dr. Rosenblatt.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry focuses on caring for the dental needs of kids. Children can benefit from working with a pediatric dentist from infancy through adolescence. 

Preventive dental care is the central focus of pediatric dentistry. Dr. Rosenblatt performs a thorough dental exam during each visit. He searches for any signs of dental decay or gum disease and advises parents on the proper course of action if there is an area of concern. 

Visits also include patient education. As soon as your child is old enough to communicate, Dr. Rosenblatt works with them to ingrain optimal brushing and flossing habits. As your child grows older, kids are encouraged to take a more active role in their own dental health. 

What if my child needs restorative work?

Kids can experience dental decay and gum disease even before they get their permanent teeth. There are restorative treatments that can help preserve dental health and prevent the problem from growing worse. 

In the case of cavities, fillings can seal the area and prevent the decay from advancing deeper into the affected tooth. In certain cases, a dental crown is the best approach, especially if there is advanced decay, a fracture, or a large chip in the tooth. 

If your child has gum disease, Dr. Rosenblatt can show you ways to support better oral hygiene and repair the inflamed gum tissue. Many kids need extra help adhering to a daily dental hygiene routine. 

What if my child is fearful of coming to see the pediatric dentist?

Kids can pick up dental anxiety from a number of sources. A scary movie or TV show could be to blame. In some cases, a previous negative experience at a dental office could lead to a negative overall impression of dental care. 

It’s important to note that a common cause of childhood dental anxiety stems from hearing friends and loved ones speak negatively about their own experience at the dentist. Parents can help by framing the conversation in positive terms. It can also help to bring your little one in with you during your own dental exams so they see there’s nothing to fear.

There are numerous children’s books written about going to the dentist. Find a good one targeted for your child’s age and read it together in the weeks leading up to their visit. Once they meet Dr. Rosenblatt, they’ll begin looking forward to their visits. 

Schedule your child’s visit with Dr. Rosenblatt today for your child’s pediatric dentistry needs. Booking an appointment takes just moments online or over the phone.