Are you looking for a pediatric dentist and live in or work near Holliston MA or the Middlesex County area? If so, let Dr. Deborah Himelhoch and the professionals at Smiles in Framingham help you learn what you need to know about pediatric dentistry near Holliston, MA. At Smiles in Framingham we know that taking your child to their first pediatric dental appointment may be a daunting task. We know that new parents may have a TON of questions for their child’s new dentist. Rest assured, Dr. Himelhoch and the staff at Smiles in Framingham has the skill and experience to treat any child’s case no matter how difficult.
So what is pediatric dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry focuses on the oral health of babies, children and adolescents. Dr. Himelhoch has extensive training after graduating from dental school, that means she has special training in dealing with kids that have unique dental needs.
When is the right time to take my child to the pediatric dentist?
Dr. Deborah Himelhoch suggests you take your child to the dentist prior to their first birthday. This is called an age one dental visit. , so visiting a pediatric dentist at this time, can help identify or prevent dental issues in the future.
A baby typically begins to grow teeth between 6 and 12 months of age, so taking your child to a pediatric dentist for their “age-one dental visit” can help identify dental issues early-on and allows for preventative care to take place. Things like pacifier and thumb sucking habits can effect jaw growth and development.