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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.

Getting to the Bottom of Chewing Gum Myths

July 21, 2020

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It’s a moment many of our patients have experienced. One second you’re chewing on a piece of gum, then suddenly you forget to keep chewing and swallow the entire rubbery gob whole! It’s at this point you remember your mother warning you as a child that if you swallow gum it will stake a claim…
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Summer Treats for Healthy Teeth

June 26, 2020

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School’s out for the summer. While most children have been home for months now, it’s officially summer vacation. And you want to keep their vacation happy, relaxing, and fun—without letting them spend those summer months cooling off with sugary treats. What are some of your options for healthy hot weather snacks? Naturally Sweet Treats Keep…
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I brush my teeth regularly. Why do I need to floss?

May 28, 2020

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Brushing your teeth regularly is one of the most crucial parts of maintaining good oral health, and perhaps the most fundamental, however, there are also other elements involved. Flossing, for instance, is also vital; some experts would say, and our team would agree, that it holds just as much importance as brushing your teeth. To…
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Smile! It’s Time for Arts & Crafts!

May 7, 2020

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If you have a child who loves arts and crafts, try some of these creative projects with a dental twist. One of these activities is sure to give your child something to smile about! Toothbrush Art Why throw away that used toothbrush when you can help your young child make art with it? Give it…
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Dental Emergencies in Children

April 22, 2020

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Dental emergencies are bound to come up when you have young children. Our team wants you to be prepared in case you run into a difficult situation. Problems can vary, from minor gum irritation to knocked-out teeth. Take a look at the different possibilities and how you can handle them. Teething Depending on the age…
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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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