Safe, Comfortable, and Easy Pediatric Dental Care in ConnecticutWe provide dental care for all children, including those who need a little extra time and attention, in a professional, comfortable atmosphere.
Why Pediatric Dentistry?
Regular dental care ensures that your child’s smile stays healthy through the years. Establishing a dental home for your child allows you to teach preventative dental health habits that protect your child from dental/oral disease. Here are some important things to know about pediatric dentistry:
- New research suggests a link between dental health and overall health, making it even more critical to develop good habits at a young age.
- Pediatric dentistry is comprehensive dental care that focuses on the prevention, early detection, and treatment of dental diseases.
Pediatric dentists (pedodontists) must complete an additional two years of specialty training in child psychology after completing the required four years of dental school. This specialized program of study and hands-on experience prepares pediatric dentists to meet the unique needs of infants, children, and adolescents, including people with special healthcare needs.
What to Expect
With the latest equipment and materials, including digital x-rays, which minimize radiation exposure, to our warm, welcoming environment, our pediatric dental services ensure that your child has the best dental and oral care experience possible. Some of our pediatric dentistry services include:
- Oral health
- Fluoride treatments
- Dental sealants
- Digital x-rays
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Anticipatory guidance
- Nutrition and diet counseling
- Emergency care, including tooth pain and relief trauma management
Your First Visit
Modern DentistryYou can find all the latest technology at our CT offices.
Judgment-Free OfficeWe're here to help you feel confident in your smile. We provide a safe, judge-free zone for any dental issue or concern you have.
On Your ScheduleTaking care of your dental health should fit within your schedule. We are open late and on weekends so you can get the care you need.
Making An Appointment Is Easy
Frequently Asked Questions
Treatment with fluoride is an effective way to strengthen your tooth's enamel. It takes a few minutes to apply a fluoridated varnish or gel that has a higher concentration of fluoride than over-the-counter products. Your hygienist can apply the product with a soft brush. After application, you should not brush or floss for 4 to 6 hours afterward, and not eat for a few hours. Drinking can resume immediately. The American Dental Association recommends fluoride treatments for adults as well as children. Speak to your dentist about how fluoride can help you achieve optimal dental health.
Fluoride varnish is applied with a soft brush and you will not be able to eat or drink for a few hours afterward. A fluoride gel takes 4 minutes to be applied, and you should avoid eating and drinking for 30 minutes after treatment.
The timing for baby teeth differs for each individual but all 20 baby teeth are usually in by 3 years of age. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child goes to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts. Primary teeth typically begin growing at around six months of age. Baby teeth are just as susceptible to cavities as adult teeth. If a baby tooth is lost early, the permanent teeth can drift into the empty space and make it difficult for other adult teeth to find room. Proper oral hygiene is essential as soon as your baby is born and it is critical to establish good oral health habits early.