Important Keywords/Definitions

Space Maintainers Space maintainers prevent teeth from drifting into empty tooth spaces due to early loss of primary/baby teeth. These space maintainers in turn prevent impaction (blockage) of permanent/adult teeth. The appliance is usually removed when the permanent...

Restorative Dentistry Keywords/Definitions

Composite (white) fillings White fillings blend beautifully with the natural tooth, and are the most esthetic restorative material. Dental Crowns (stainless steel crowns or anterior strip crowns) Full coverage crowns are indicated when a single tooth has decay on...

Preventive Dentistry Keywords/Definitions

Comprehensive oral evaluation A comprehensive oral evaluation is recommended every six months to monitor dental development, to prevent cavities, and to discuss how teeth occlude or come together. Referrals can be made at appropriate times. A thorough head and neck...

Urgent care (Emergency)

Dental trauma Tooth accidents happen, and we at South Shore Children’s Dentistry are here for you! Call our office at 781.383.0003 to schedule a visit during office hours, for all accidents after hours you will be connected to our on call doctor.  For baby tooth...