Medfield, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/07/2016 -- A delayed first visit to the dentist can affect children's lifelong oral health. Dr. Jennifer Lee of West Mill Smiles encourages parents to bring their child in for the first dental visit between 24 and 36 months of age.
Remember as a kid how scary it was to be told that it was time for a dentist visit? The child didn't know what to expect, but probably had overheard stories from other children, or even their parents about how painful going to the dentist can be. Then, throw in words such as needles and drills and their imaginations kicked into overdrive. Dr. Lee takes a whole different approach to making her small patients comfortable and takes the fear out of going to the dentist.
At West Mill Smiles in Medfield, MA, Dr. Lee realizes that kids have different needs than adults visiting the dentist office. She says, "We love working with our young patients and we encourage the parents of young children to bring them along to the parent's routine dental visit so that the child can easily see what goes on during the appointment and become familiar with our staff and office." Dr. Lee thinks that even toddlers need to see the dentist! Prevention and early intervention can help maintain healthy, happy smiles for a lifetime!
When is the best time for braces? Dr. Lee states, "There are some real benefits in starting orthodontic treatment when children are younger. The child doesn't have to wear braces for a long period of time, especially during those awkward teenage years. It is also much easier to expand the palate and allow room for all of the adult teeth to have the proper growing space." Expanding the palate allows space in the mouth so the child's adult teeth have room to grow.
About Dr. Jennifer Lee
Dr. Lee has developed relationships with some excellent orthodontists in the area and can refer parents and children to an orthodontist if an exam reveals crowded or crooked teeth, or issues with the palate.
Dr. Lee seeks to bring the latest, state-of-the-art research and technology to her patients, ensuring that they received unparalleled dental care, and deepens her knowledge through study clubs, workshops, and keeping up with the latest advances in the field.
To make an appointment with Dr. Lee, call 508-359-8004.