Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Sherif Gabr and our team are happy to welcome your children to Modern Dentistry of New England! We offer several pediatric services to help your child maintain good oral health and learn the habits that can lead to a lifetime of healthy smiles. We strive to provide gentle care in a comfortable environment, and we do our best to make sure that your child does not experience fear or anxiety while visiting our office. 

Dr. Sherif Gabr offers dental sealants to provide an extra layer of protection against cavities and decay. We often recommend dental sealants after your child’s permanent molars begin to come in. This simple and painless treatment offer years of protection for your child’s smile. A sealant is a preventive dental treatment that our dentist may recommend to protect you or your teeth from decay. A dental sealant is made of a clear or tooth-colored resin material, which is painted onto the chewing surface of your tooth. By blocking out the bacteria and food debris that lead to tooth decay, the sealant prevents decay and cavities. The dental sealant forms a smooth surface over the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which also makes it easier to effectively clean your teeth with normal brushing. Dental sealants are most often recommended for children; our dentist frequently recommends sealants for the permanent molars as soon as they come in, which is usually between the ages of 6 and 12 years. We may also recommend dental sealants if you are an adult patient and have teeth that are prone to decay or if you have teeth that have not been restored or have suffered from decay in the past. We can apply dental sealants in just one short, comfortable visit to our practice. Sealants can be a powerful tool in preventing decay and keeping your smile healthy. To learn more about dental sealants and how we can keep your smile in good health, we welcome you to call or visit our office today.
Modern Dentistry of New England offers fluoride treatments to provide protection against tooth decay and bacteria in your child’s mouth. Our dentist may also suggest that you receive a fluoride treatment if you are an adult patient who is at high risk of developing cavities or other dental problems. Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally found in water and many foods. While you receive a certain amount of fluoride from your diet and from using toothpaste with fluoride, we may recommend fluoride treatment to further strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities. Fluoride helps to strengthen your teeth and protect them from tooth decay. As you eat and drink throughout the day, bacteria, sugars, and acids constantly attack and demineralize the enamel layer of your teeth. Fluoride works to remineralize the tooth enamel, preventing tooth decay and cavities. In addition, fluoride can strengthen the teeth as they develop to make sure they are strong and healthy, making fluoride very important for your child as their teeth grow in. Our dentist often recommends professional fluoride treatment during your regular dental checkup, and we may suggest further fluoride treatment if your teeth are prone to decay or if you are not receiving a sufficient amount of fluoride from other sources. Professional fluoride is available in the form of a gel, varnish, or foam. Fluoride treatment is just one of the ways our dentist helps you keep your smile healthy for a lifetime. For more information about preventive dentistry and the benefits of fluoride, we welcome you to contact us today. We are eager to care for your smile!

At our practice, we enjoy caring for patients of all ages, including children. We are pleased to provide pediatric dentistry to help you keep your child’s smile in good health. We encourage you to bring your child to our office every six months for a regular dental exam and cleaning. During this visit, our friendly dentist and team will gently clean your child’s teeth and check for signs of dental problems, such as tooth decay. Each member of our team is caring and gentle, and we are practiced at making children feel comfortable. We understand that it is important to build a positive, trusting relationship between your child and all of their doctors at a young age, and we are dedicated to ensuring that your child feels comfortable and safe at our office. If you have any questions about your child’s dental health or oral development, we welcome you to ask us during the visit or by calling our office.

In addition to bringing your child to our office for regular checkups, it is important that you help your child establish good oral hygiene habits at home. Teach your child to brush and floss their teeth every day and help them maintain a balanced, healthy diet. We invite you to call or visit our office today to learn more about pediatric dentistry and how we can care for your family.