Children's Dentist – Worcester, MA
Taking Excellent Care of Growing Smiles
Tooth decay and other oral health issues can strike at any age, which is why you should make sure that your child starts seeing the dentist as early as possible. Our dental team enjoys working with younger dentistry patients and can teach your little ones the skills they’ll need to protect their teeth until they reach adulthood. From dental sealants to pulp therapy, we offer a number of treatments that can go a long way toward ensuring your little one has a healthy grin throughout their early years. Contact Community Dentists of Worcester today to learn more about dental services from our trusted children's dentist in Worcester, MA.
Why Choose Community Dentists of Worcester for Pediatric Dentistry?
- Child-Friendly Cavity Prevention Treatments
- Evening Appointment Times Available
- Dental Insurance Accepted
Children’s Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Just like adults, children need to have their teeth examined and cleaned on a regular basis. We’ll keep an eye out for signs of decay, dental misalignment, and other issues that might impact your child’s oral development. The earlier these problems are dealt with, the easier it will be to help your child avoid even more severe issues. During our professional cleanings, we’ll get rid of the plaque and tartar that have built up in the areas that your child has had a hard time reaching with their toothbrush. We’ll also teach your little one more about oral health, such as the best ways to brush and floss and other steps they can take at home to keep their smiles safe.
Cavities are very common among children largely due to the fact that they have not fully mastered brushing and flossing yet. In particular, the molars near the back of the mouth are common targets for decay because they have various grooves and pits where harmful bacteria can be trapped. We can protect your child’s molars with dental sealants, which act as barriers over the biting surfaces of the teeth. Our goal is to prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the hard-to-reach nooks and crannies of your child’s smile.
Fluoride is a naturally-derived mineral that can be used to strengthen the enamel, which is the protective outermost layer of the teeth. You can find fluoride in public drinking water and a variety of oral hygiene products, but if your child still doesn’t seem to be getting enough of it, we might include a fluoride treatment as part of their next appointment. It’s a very simple process where a fluoridated gel is applied to the teeth before gently being wiped off. The extra fluoride could make all the difference for your child’s oral health.
When your child is suffering from a toothache, it likely means that there are harmful bacteria attacking their dental pulp. The infected tissue needs to be removed as soon as possible in order to keep the rest of the tooth safe; even baby teeth need to be treated and protected until it’s time for them to fall out. With pulp therapy, we can access and remove the damaged portion of the pulp. Then, we can restore the tooth in question with a customized dental crown, which means your child will be able to use the tooth in question as they normally would.