Waterbury Dental Care is proud to offer pediatric dental services in the same convenient location!
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child go to the dentist by age 1 or within six months after the first tooth erupts. Primary teeth typically begin growing in around 6 months of age.
Properly caring for your child's first teeth (primary teeth) is extremely important for for avoiding many problems affecting nutrition, speech development, and self-image as they grow and develop.
Pediatric dentists are specially trained to identify and prevent or correct dental issues that affect young children. They also know how to alleviate a child's fear of the dentist and make a visit more relaxing and even fun!
Pediatric dental services include:
- Exams and Cleaning: Regular exams and cleanings are just as important for children as they are for adults, if not more so. Our excellent hygienists are thoroughly trained to make children feel comfortable. And we use the latest digital dentistry technology to safely and accurately diagnose any problems so they can be addressed quickly.
Sealants: Tooth sealants are a simple and painless tooth protection painted on back teeth. They help avoid fillings or crowns later on. Young children should get sealants placed on their permanent molars as soon as the teeth come in, usually between 5 and 7 years of age. 12 year molars may require sealant as well when the child is between 11 and 14.
Fluoride Treatments: Bacteria and sugars can attack teeth and cause decay. Fluoride can help prevent and even reverse decay by making the tooth more resistant to acids found in plaque. When teeth don’t receive enough fluoride through everyday diet and the use of fluoridated toothpaste, your dentist can apply fluoride directly to the teeth as a gel, foam, or varnish.
558 Chase Ave.
Waterbury, CT 06704
Monday: 9am to 6pm
Tuesday: 9am to 6pm
Wednesday: 9am to 6pm
Thursday: 9am to 6pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm