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Making Oral Care Fun for Kids

Do you have trouble getting your child to brush and floss? Dr. Kennedy can show your child fun and correct ways to practice oral hygiene.

7 Simple Steps to a Better Smile

As a family dentist, it’s my job to create healthy smiles for all of my patients, from toddlers to great grandparents. My team and I look forward to seeing you in my Bedford, Massachusetts, dental office every 6 months, but there are things you should be doing in between appointments to keep your smile in… Read more »

Inlays and Onlays: A Conservative Restoration Option

The great thing about dentistry is that there are so many ways to restore your smile. The goal of cosmetic and restorative dentistry is to give you a complete natural-looking smile, and Kennedy Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offers several ways to achieve that goal.

Often considered to be the happy medium between a dental filling and a dental crown, inlays and onlays are sometimes called partial crowns on ¾ crowns. Inlays and onlays offer a unique dental restorative option because they fit into your tooth like a puzzle piece, rather than just covering or fitting over the tooth.

Enjoy Healthy Teeth for Life without Leaving Bedford!

Tooth decay, often seen as cavities and dental caries, and gum disease are caused by colonies of bacteria that constantly coat your teeth with a sticky film called plaque. If this plaque is not removed, these bacteria break down the sugars and starches in the foods you eat to produce acids that wear away your tooth enamel, leaving your teeth unprotected and vulnerable.

In addition to brushing, flossing, and having regular dental exams and cleanings, having a healthy diet can help to protect teeth against these oral health problems. A well-balanced diet provides the nutrients needed for healthy teeth and gums.

A New Year’s Resolution for the Entire Family

I am Dr. Robert Kennedy of Kennedy Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, and I have a solution for you. I am a family dentist. This means that I can care for you, your kids, your husband, and pretty much anyone except the family dog at my office. My team and I are trained to provide dental care for anyone and everyone, at any age and developmental stage, from pregnancy, to pre-school, to more mature patients. This means that Kennedy Family and Cosmetic Dentistry can be your one-stop shop for a healthy mouth.

Protecting Kids’ Teeth Now Prevents Problems Later

As a family dentist, I know that good oral hygiene habits start early and have a strong impact on life-long oral health. Brushing habits and healthy eating are both good ways to teach your kids about the importance of maintaining a healthy smile, but what else is out there to ensure the protection of your kids’ smiles?

I am Dr. Robert Kennedy of Bedford Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and I am here to tell you about sealants and fluoride. Dental sealants are a thin, plastic film that is applied directly to the teeth, usually to children’s primary molars and other hard to reach spots. Each sealant is specially designed to fit your child’s needs during a fast and comfortable process. These sealants act as a physical barrier that stops any food or unwanted bacteria from getting stuck in the deep grooves that are common in teeth. They are highly effective in preventing tooth decay and cavities and are incredibly safe, so I recommend sealants for the majority of my young patients. Also, dental sealants dissolve over time as teeth grow, so they never have to be removed.

Getting Over the Battle to Brush

As a father, my kids’ health is one of my top priorities. As a general family dentist, your kids’ dental health becomes one of my top priorities. My staff, many of whom are parents, and I have all fought (and hopefully succeeded) in the battle of getting the kids to brush their teeth.

Teaching children proper brushing habits sets a good foundation for a healthy mouth that will last a lifetime. Dental health is an important component of overall health, so it is important to know that the kiddos are brushing their teeth thoroughly, rather than just putting some toothpaste on a toothbrush and swishing it around for a few seconds.