Our Norwood, MA dental clinic performs a wide variety of pediatric dental services to help your child get the smile they deserve. By using today’s advanced technology and techniques, Norwood, MA pediatric dentist Dr. Felipe Moreno can create a beautiful smile for your child. Whether it’s getting a tooth filled, getting dental sealants, or a mouth guard, pediatric dentist Dr. Moreno can offer a treatment plan that’s right for your child. Read more below to learn about our dentists as well as some procedures we offer in Norwood, MA.
Dental Cleanings and Examinations
It is important for your child to take care of his or her baby teeth. These teeth are holding spaces for permanent teeth that will come later in life. At Epic Lifetime Dental Care we suggest bringing your child in for the first time prior to their first birthday and maintaining a regular visit schedule after. This will help create a relationship between your child and dentist and encourage ideal oral hygiene for a lifetime
Not too long ago, the standard care for orthodontics was to wait until early adolescence to treat any issues in relation to teeth or jaw alignment. Since then things have changed. Now Norwood, MA pediatric dentist Dr. Felipe Moreno collaborates with Dr. Matthew Miner, our Norwood orthodontist to understand and address potential problems as patients get closer to getting their permanent teeth. This approach, referred to as Interceptive Orthodontics, can reduce or even eliminate the time your child spends in full braces later. Holding off on orthodontic treatment can lead to tooth extractions and possibly more invasive procedures.
Pediatric dentist Dr. Felipe Moreno recommends that the first orthodontic exam with Dr. Matthew Miner occur when your child is 6 or 7 years old. By then, your child has enough permanent teeth to create a full picture for you, your child, and Dr. Miner. It will also give Dr. Miner a chance to see what issues could occur and what to do to prevent them.
Interceptive Orthodontics begins when a child is between 7 and 11 years of age. This can help correct issues that occur from bad bites or other jaw issues that can result in misalignment of teeth later on. The first orthodontic exam should be done by the time the child is 7 to 8 years old as well as when the upper and lower four front teeth have appeared in the mouth. Norwood, MA pediatric dentists Dr. Felipe Moreno will consult with Norwood, MA orthodontist Dr. Matthew Miner about any developing problems with the bite and teeth.
If Dr. Felipe Moreno believes that crowding is going to be a problem in the future, they will consult with Dr. Matthew Miner about the use of appliances to expand the jaw to make more space before the adult teeth come in.
Our doctors believe crowding is going to be a problem in the future, they will consult with Dr. Matthew Miner about the use of appliances to expand the jaw to make more space before the adult teeth come in.
We are dedicated to your child’s oral health from infancy to their teenage years. They have the experience and qualification to care for your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout their childhood.
“Children begin to get their baby teeth during the first 6 months of life. By age 6 or 7 years, they start to lose their first set of teeth, which eventually are replaced by secondary, permanent teeth. Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay and disease that can cause a lifetime of pain and complications. Today, early childhood caries-an infectious disease is 5 times more common in children than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.”
If you or your child are in need of an appointment, use our online appointment request form or call 781-349-4750 today.