What is a pediatric dentist?
A pediatric dentist in Sherborn MA is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years, and maintains the experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth through each stage of childhood.
When should my child see a pediatric dentist?
During the first six months of life, children will begin to develop their baby teeth and by the age of 6 or 7 years, they will start to lose their first set of teeth. Once a child loses their first set of teeth, they will eventually be replaced by secondary, permanent teeth. This is when you should bring your child to see Dr. Deborah Himelhoch.
Why should I bring my child to see a pediatric dentist?
Without proper dental care from a pediatric dentist, children face the possibility of developing oral decay and disease that can cause a lifetime of pain and complications. Early childhood dental caries is 5 times more common in children today than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.