Dr. Bob Gauthier, DMD, is a family dentist in Northborough, MA offering the convenience of having all members of the family seen in the same dental practice. Dr. Gauthier suggests that children begin routine preventive care around the age of 3, when all primary teeth have erupted. Children are as susceptible as adults to developing tooth decay and cavities: it is estimated by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that more than 50% of first grade children in the U.S. have cavities and by age 18, this figure rises to 80% !
Many of our foods and beverages today contain sugars, making it more important than ever to begin good oral hygiene at an early age. Pediatric dental visits give Dr. Gauthier and his staff at Apex Dental the opportunity to spot possible dental health problems when they are in their early stage- when conservative treatment is most effective.
These early routine care visits also give Dr. Bob the chance to educate young patients on the benefits of good dental health, a healthy diet and the proper ways to brush and floss at home to maintain optimal oral health between visits! Developing a relationship with the dentist early on will hopefully alleviate dental anxiety and encourage children to continue dental care into adulthood. The staff at Apex Dental welcome children and make every effort to ensure that they feel relaxed and comfortable during any dental procedure.
Dr. Gauthier also understands the challenges busy families face today and offers both evening and weekend office hours to accommodate schedules and help families make time for routine care as well as appointments for other dental procedures that are desired or necessary.
Contact Dr. Gauthier at Apex Dental in Northborough to schedule an appointment for you – and your family today!