Pediatric Dentistry in Brookline, MA
At Coolidge Corner Dental, Dr. Ustayev and our team are dedicated to ensuring the brightest smiles for our youngest patients. Pediatric dentistry helps lay the foundation for a lifetime of dental health and good oral hygiene habits. Dr. Ustayev takes great care to provide a pleasant, comfortable experience for your child during each visit.
The First Steps to Dental Health
As parents, you might wonder when it's time for your child's first dental visit. We recommend scheduling your child’s first appointment at our Brookline dental office around the age of two. This early introduction allows us to monitor your child's oral health and provide guidance on establishing good dental habits from the start.
Practice Proper Brushing Habits
Getting your child started on the right foot with brushing is crucial. When their first teeth make their appearance, usually around six months, it's time to gently introduce them to the world of brushing.
Children under the age of three should use a smear of toothpaste the size of a rice grain, and children over age three should use no more than a pea-sized amount until age six, by which time the swallowing reflex has developed sufficiently to prevent inadvertent ingestion.
Regular brushing and dental care prevent plaque buildup, which can lead to cavities and other oral health issues. Our experienced team guides both parents and children on the best practices for maintaining a healthy smile.
General Dentist vs. Pediatric Dentist: Understanding the Difference
Dr. Ustayev is a general dentist who provides comprehensive care for children. Pediatric dentists, while specializing in children's dental care, focus on more complex pediatric cases, including special needs and full sedation. Our team's expertise ensures your child receives the highest quality of care throughout their dental journey.
Our Spectrum of Pediatric Treatments
Our commitment to children's dental health includes an array of treatments tailored to their unique needs. We offer services such as cleanings, checkups, sealants, fillings, mouthguards, Invisalign®, and space maintainers. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive approach that caters to your child's oral health and development.
Creating a Fun and Positive Environment
We believe that dental visits should be positive and stress-free experiences for children. Our Brookline, MA dental office is designed to put children at ease, with TV screens, music, and a warm atmosphere. We take the time to educate our young patients and even reward good behavior with prizes, ensuring a visit that's both enjoyable and beneficial.
At Coolidge Corner Dental, we take pride in educating kids about the importance of good oral habits. Our joy lies in helping children develop a positive relationship with dental care, setting them up for a lifetime of confident smiles.