Children's Dentistry in Goffstown, NH
Dr. Danielle Leonardi is pleased to offer children’s dentistry for kids of all ages, from toddlers to teens. We offer a warm and supportive environment staffed with caring professionals who understand that each child has a unique personality.
At Glen Lake Dental in Goffstown, our goal is to ensure that your child’s dental appointments are fun and stress-free. Doing so is the best way to help them establish a positive attitude about oral care that can last a lifetime.
Baby Teeth Play a Crucial Role
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry states that children should see the dentist when they get their first baby tooth but no later than their first birthday. It's essential for us to work together to protect baby teeth until they're ready to come out on their own.
Baby teeth play the important role of holding space for permanent teeth until they are ready to emerge. The early loss of baby teeth can have long-term oral health consequences for your child, including tooth misalignment that may require orthodontic treatment to fix.
The Benefits of Prevention for Children
We stress prevention because it’s much healthier and safer for your child if we find a cavity during a dental exam and take steps to treat it right away.
Dental caries or cavities are among the most common diseases affecting children. We can help your child avoid cavities, but it requires a team effort. At Glen Lake Dental, Dr. Danielle and her dental team offer the treatment, education, and support you need to help manage your child’s oral health and ensure a healthy smile.
Dental Exams & Cleanings
Just like adults, we like to see children for dental exams and cleanings at our Goffstown dental office every six months. At this age, we look for signs of cavities, but we also look for any potential problems we see developing. There’s a lot we can do at a young age to influence the healthy development of your child’s teeth while their jaws are still growing.
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that protects the teeth of children under age seven whose tooth enamel is still developing. By applying the right amount of fluoride at this age, we help strengthen your child’s tooth structure early on, making it more resistant to cavity-causing acids.
Teeth like molars that have deep grooves create a trap for bacteria and food particles that cause cavities. A dental sealant is a thin coating of plastic that is applied to these teeth to create a smooth surface that won’t collect bacteria. Applying sealants is a straightforward procedure, and they last for about five years then wear away on their own.
Emergency Dentistry for Kids in Goffstown, NH
Once children learn how to walk, they are at increased risk for dental injuries like chipped or broken teeth. We understand how upsetting a dental emergency that involves your child can be and want you to know we are here for you. Call us to let us know what’s happening, and we will arrange to see your child as soon as possible.
We enjoy providing children’s dentistry for families in Goffstown and surrounding areas and look forward to welcoming your little one. Please call us at (603) 668-5307 to schedule an appointment.