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2200 G.A.R. Hwy Ste 2a, Swansea, MA 02777
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Welcome to the pediatric dental practice of Dr. Nicholas A. Lavoie, DDS, MPH, MA!

Our office provides board-certified pediatric specialist dental care to infants, children, and teens, including those with special health care needs, living in the Southcoast MA and East Bay RI area.

With a staff of top local performers in the field, and an office experience designed to make you and your children feel as comfortable as possible, we hope to establish a lasting relationship as your family’s dental home.

Keeping Your Teeth Strong and Healthy

March 26, 2020

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What is the strongest part of our bodies? Do you think it might be our bones, which help us move and protect our brains, hearts and other organs? Or could it be those tough fingernails and toenails that guard our fingertips and toes? Nope! You might be surprised to learn that the hardest thing in…
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Let’s Talk About Fluoride

March 12, 2020

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So much of parenting is a balancing act. Making sure your child has enough play time and enough nap time. Crafting meals that are both healthy and appealing. Making sure every dental product you use is both effective and safe. While our team can’t recommend the perfect bedtime story, or tell you why your child…
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Ease up on your gums — don’t brush your teeth too hard!

February 4, 2020

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A lot of patients go at their teeth like they were sanding an old floor—that is to say, way too hard! Brushing too hard is probably the most common mistake patients make in their oral care routine, and it can be detrimental to the gums and teeth. What can brushing too hard cause? Receding gums…
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Treatment and Diagnosis for Your Child’s Teeth Grinding

January 22, 2020

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The habit of grinding teeth can be both painful and harmful for your children. If you discover that they are frequently grinding their teeth—a condition called bruxism—here is some helpful information on the problem, and how you can find help to put a halt to it. How to Know if Your Child is Grinding Sometimes,…
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Can children be at risk for periodontal disease?

January 3, 2020

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You want to check all the boxes when you consider your child’s dental health. You make sure your child brushes twice daily to avoid cavities. You’ve made a plan for an orthodontic checkup just in case braces are needed. You insist on a mouthguard for dental protection during sports. One thing you might not have…
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Back to School Dental Tips!

September 29, 2019

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With a few crisp nights and long yellow roadblocks-on-wheels scattered through the streets each morning as evidence, the back to school season is well upon us! As the kids are settling back into their routines after having the summer to sleep in, stay up late, and eat some ice cream by the poolside, now is…
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New Office Updates!

July 31, 2019

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We are extremely excited to share with you that our space is now fully outfitted as a dental office! We are in the process of crossing our T’s and dotting our I’s as we prepare to open next week. The anticipation and positive energy is tangible! We are thrilled and feeling blessed with how beautiful…
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Teaching: The Other Side of Dr. Lavoie’s Career

July 14, 2019

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Ever wonder what Dr. Lavoie is up to when he’s not in the office?! Yes it’s true, if it’s the weekend and the weather is good, you might find him at a hiking trail or on the water, but that’s not what we’re getting at! On Mondays and Wednesdays, he is proud to be a…
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The Journey To Our New Office – Part 1: Early Construction

June 24, 2019

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Construction of our space has been underway since May, and we wanted to share with you some of the exciting progress! The existing unit was previously a medical clinic with 6 private treatment rooms and several offices. Our vision was to remodel the space into a 10-chair dental suite with private, semi-private, and open-clinic areas…
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Summer Sports and Mouthguards

June 17, 2019

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School’s out and you’ve emptied your gym locker until next fall. But while you’re stowing away the football gear, the basketball warm-ups, the field hockey sticks, and all the other equipment you’ve collected over the school year (that’s where that other shoe went!), be sure to keep one item handy: your mouthguard. Team and contact…
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