32 Stiles Road Suite 207 Salem, NH 03079
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Dr. Quynh Bui

Dr. Quynh Bui, DMD - Salem, NH Pediatric Dentist for Kids!

“I’ve wanted to be a pediatric dentist for a long time.” – Dr. Quynh Bui, DMD

Dr. Quynh Bui first fell in love with dentistry when having braces put on during high school. Dr. Bui earned the prestigious moniker “triple jumbo” for completing her undergraduate degree, doctorate, and pediatric specialty all at Tufts University and Tufts University of Dental Medicine. During her time there, she was awarded both the Osher and Merritt scholarships. She was also the recipient of the Dr. Waldemar Brehm Scholarship in the Early Treatment of Malocclusion in Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Bui is currently a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). She is a mom of two and includes her motherly compassion and love for children in her work as a pediatric dentist. Dr. Bui brings all of her extensive dental training to Rockingham Pediatric Dental to provide the very best care for adults and kids alike. An avid learner, Dr. Bui attends multiple continuing education courses each year to stay up-to-date with the latest techniques and offer her patients the most advanced care possible.

As a mother herself, and with over 15 years of dental experience, Dr. Quynh Bui is known to be swift "fast" and accurate in her craft whilst providing motherly care and understanding.
Dr. Quynh Bui, DMD
Pediatric Dentist for Kids
Salem, NH
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Frequently Asked Questions:

Why Should I Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist is the best qualified to provide the highest standard of care for your child. Children of different ages require different behavioral approaches and have specific needs according to their stage of dental development. Pediatric dentists, like Dr. Quynh Bui, enter into an additional two-year residency program after completion of dental school. Dr. Bui’s pediatric specialty focuses on oral health care for patients specifically from the age of 6 months to 18 years. By choosing a pediatric dentist, you are building the best dental care foundation for your child.

When Should My Child Have Their First Dental Visit?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), American Dental Association (ADA), and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) all recommend a child visit a dentist by age one. This is typically within six months of when a child’s first tooth has erupted. Click here to read more about your child’s first visit!

When Will My Baby’s First Teeth Appear?

Some babies begin getting teeth earlier or later than others. Additionally, teething (when baby or primary teeth first break through the gums) times can vary with each child. Typically, the first baby teeth to erupt will be the lower front (anterior) teeth, which commonly appear between 6 to 8 months of age.

What Should I Do if My Child Still Has Baby Teeth?

Ordinarily, an erupting permanent tooth will push against the root of a baby tooth and slowly dissolve or resorb it. The baby tooth then loses stability, becoming mobile and falling out. In swoops the Tooth Fairy! The permanent tooth will then continue to push through and assume its place in the jaw.
Sometimes when a permanent tooth is erupting, it passes by the root of the baby tooth. When this happens, it may end up growing in right behind the baby tooth. This phenomenon is called ectopic eruption, and this most often happens with the lower front (anterior) teeth. In most cases, the ectopic eruption will resolve on its own without further intervention. The baby teeth will eventually fall out on their own, and the tongue will push the permanent teeth into their proper positions.

Most common reasons for why your child may still have their baby teeth:  

    • The roots of the baby teeth do not resorb, so permanent teeth must grow adjacent to them.
    • The permanent teeth do not have enough space to erupt.

Recommendations for parents/caregivers:
Assess the mobility of the child’s baby teeth. If a tooth is loose and not otherwise causing any pain or discomfort, have the child wiggle the tooth daily. Using this bit of manipulation, the tooth should fall out within a couple of weeks. If the tooth still has no mobility and has not loosened at all after a couple of weeks, or it is causing the child discomfort, then we suggest making an appointment to perform an evaluation and determine whether it is necessary to extract the baby tooth.

Call us at 603-898-8611 to schedule an appointment with your Salem, NH family dentist for kids and adults!

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