What About Teeth: Baby’s Teeth Matter

What Do You Need to Know About Baby Teeth? Why Do They Matter? A recent study from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) concluded that tooth decay in infants is at “epidemic” levels. With continued sippy cup and sugary drink consumption on the increase, pediatric dentists and parents alike realize that dental care must begin at an early age in order to prevent permanent damage to the baby’s mouth.

Why Do Baby Teeth Matter

What Are Your Options for Baby’s Teeth? If you are not certain whether or not your child has cavities, ask your pediatric dentist. Once you have determined this, you can start to find a cosmetic dentist that specializes in treating dental problems with children. This is a great way to find a qualified specialist in the field that will work with your child and his/her family’s special needs. Cosmetic dentistry has many benefits for both the child’s overall oral health and oral appearance.

What is Available For Your Baby at a Pediatric Dental Specialist? In addition to having the ability to repair damaged baby teeth, your pediatric dentist can perform a variety of services for your child’s dental development. The dentist may even offer additional services for your baby’s special needs.

How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist? Before going to the cosmetic dentist, your pediatric dentist will evaluate your child’s teeth and give you information regarding any concerns or issues. Make sure that you know what your child needs in order to achieve optimum overall oral health and appearance. Many dental problems in children can be corrected through cosmetic dentistry.

Can My Child Live a Happily Normal Life While Having Cosmetic Dental Surgery? A qualified cosmetic dentist is a good resource for determining whether or not your child can safely undergo cosmetic dental surgery. Your pediatric dentist will be able to help you determine the best course of action.

Why Does Baby’s Teeth Matter: Why You Should Invest in Your Child’s Smile is a short video by American Dental Association. Visit the American Dental Association website for more information.

How Do Baby’s Smile: It is important to be aware of your baby’s teeth and the way in which your child interacts with his/her environment. The right cosmetic dentist will help you get an idea about your baby’s personality and the way he/she feels about the way his/her teeth look and function.

What About Teeth: Tooth Care is a short article on the American Dental Association website. Visit the American Dental Association website for more information. You will find lots of helpful resources for parents who want to learn more about their baby’s oral health.

Why Does Baby’s Teeth Matter? This is a short article on the American Dental Association website. Visit the American Dental Association site for more information.

What Your Dental Team Is Doing to Keep You Healthy

Dear Mayani Dental family:

The health and well-being of our patients is our top priority, now and always. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we are closely following and adhering to precautions advised by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

We want to assure you that we are taking continuous steps to ensure that our office remains a safe place for every patient. It’s important for you to know that dentists are experts in infection control. For instance, we have been trained to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as flu, HIV, hepatitis, tuberculosis and all viral diseases. The precautions we take every day will also help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

We follow precautions developed by the CDC to protect both health care personnel and patients. We sterilize all instruments at 375°F after each use and clean each dental operatory after each patient visit, using surface disinfectants that kill all known infectious diseases, including coronavirus. We utilize dedicated hand wash and one-time use disposable materials which help maintain a safe environment for our patients. Our staff is regularly trained in these procedures.

Working with our facility managers, we’ve ensured that our cleaning team has a sufficient stock of supplies. We have asked them to apply additional focus and time on cleaning door handles, faucets, and other items with high-traffic hand touches. Magazines in our waiting areas are also a risk from frequent contact, so they have been removed.

Seeing your dentist is a vital investment for your general health. Our office remains open to care for our patients following the above guidelines. If you have a fever, are exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness, or have had recent contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you may be a risk to other patients or staff members. If you are experiencing fever (greater than 100.4), cough, or shortness of breath, please remain at home and contact your primary care physician immediately. 


If you would like to reschedule an upcoming appointment or talk through any concerns, please feel free to contact either our offices at

Mayani Dental Group at (617) 330-8887  [email protected]

Or our Brighton location at (617) 783-1822 [email protected]

For immediate attention or concerns please contact our manager at [email protected]

Remember, the best way to protect yourself and your community is with everyday preventative actions, like washing hands often and disinfecting surfaces regularly. These actions will help minimize and slow the spread of the coronavirus.

For the most up-to-date information and guidance, please visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.