Pediatric Dentistry

It is important for a child to receive excellent dental care early on so that they aren't nervous or scared of going to the dentist.

Pediatric Dentistry

Maintaining positive dental health and a great-looking smile is a process that starts early in life. Young people need to take precautions just as older people do to prevent serious conditions.

We feature a top-notch pediatric dentistry program that helps children and parents understand how to prevent serious oral health problems and issues. Children and teens who make regular dental visits during their younger years are much more likely to maintain strong and healthy teeth throughout their life. We ensure every child feels relaxed and comfortable and excited for their next visit. Our lobby features refreshments for kids as they wait for their appointment, TVs to entertain them during the visit and extended hours to make it easier to arrange an appointment that works with school and other activities.

A young girl sits in a dental exam chair with a toothbrush in her mouth at a pediatric dentistry appointment
  • What does pediatric dentistry include?

    Pediatric dentistry includes using sealants to help prevent cavities and tooth decay on a child’s back molars. This is a proven preventive treatment that works by applying a thin acrylic coating over the teeth and allowing it to harden, which keeps out unwanted bacteria and plaque that could otherwise harm the teeth.

    Additionally, using fluoride applications to strengthen your child’s tooth enamel is extremely helpful in preventing decay. This involves applying fluoride directly to the teeth—it will bond the enamel and help keep teeth strong and healthy, it could even reverse decay.

  • What is a pediatric dentist?

    Pediatric dentists are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years. They have experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood. Pediatric dentists complete at least four years of dental school and two additional years of residency training in dentistry for infants, children teens and children with special needs.

  • What is pulp therapy?

    A pulpotomy can be performed if the pulp root is unaffected, and just the tip of the pulp is damaged. If the root is healthy we will remove all the decay and then place material over the remaining pulp to protect it. Finally, we will place a crown. By saving the pulp, your child has a greater chance of producing a healthy adult tooth.

    A pulpectomy is performed if the damage has extended into the tooth root, we will need to remove all of the living material and fill the space — just like an adult root canal. We will place a crown to help with spacing when the adult tooth is ready to come in.

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At Century Family Dental, we believe in providing the best dental care, at the most affordable prices. Schedule an appointment, see more about our office, or explore all of the dental services we provide, using the links below.

Century Family Dental

116 East Main Street
Westborough MA 01581
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Hours

Monday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Phone

508-366-1911

Email Address

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