Duxbury Children's Dentistry specializes in the care of children and special
needs patients. The services that we offer include dental care on baby and permanent
teeth including fillings, extractions, minor appliance therapy, space maintenance,
screening for orthodontic concerns, management of traumatized teeth, care for
oral tissues, and anxiety management. We also offer digital x-rays.
We recommend cleanings every six months for almost all children. At these visits we will work with your child to help him/her become familiar with our tools. We love to teach children how to better care for their teeth but also involve the parent because children, despite their best efforts, sometimes don't have the attention or hand/eye coordination to maintain their oral health. Flossing is important to have parental supervision.
For children with severe decay or anxiety we offer different levels of sedation
including nitrous oxide. In general, gentle techniques and patience will win
most patients over without a problem. For those children who are too young to
cope effectively with extensive treatment in the office, Dr. Kierstin Kerr has
operating room privileges at Franciscan Children's Hospital in Brighton, MA. Overview
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Our goal is to give children a proud smile and to help teach them the responsibilities of good oral hygiene and a healthy diet.