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Information for Patients

We want your child to feel welcome and relaxed when visiting us at Children’s Dental Specialties. Dr. Daniel Moheban and our pediatric dental care team strive to provide a friendly environment for maintaining your child’s oral health and development.

Working closely with parents and patients, our dentists provide personalized dental care for pediatric patients. Regular pediatric dental care also helps keep the teeth and gums healthy, supports good oral development, and prevents common problems like dental cavities and gum disease. 

Our dental office sees infants, children, and teenagers who require routine dental care, orthodontic services, and even laser treatments or root canals. Here, you can discover patient information and information for parents that can support your efforts to maintain your child’s dental health.

Learn more about our practice, find links to valuable resources on our site, and discover answers to common questions that parents ask us about their child’s oral health. Our pediatric dental office in Worcester welcomes patients from Shrewsbury, Grafton, Northborough, and Boylston, MA.

Patient-Focused Dental Care

Our dental office is dedicated to helping children receive custom care suited to their smiles. Comfort is key in our practice; we encourage children to bring toys and blankets to help them feel relaxed during their appointments. We also utilize anesthesia and dental sedation to give patients stress-free dental care.

Building relationships with parents and patients is also a part of comfort; our friendly staff proudly provides dental treatment as children grow into adolescents and young adults.

Along with our orthodontists, Dr. Menachem Roth and Dr. Roberto Carvalho, Dr. Dan collaborates with parents and older patients to find the right treatment methods for their dental problems.

Fully understanding the smile and using diagnostic tools like digital X-rays, CBCT scans, and intraoral scans can illuminate problem areas and allow us to recommend the right solution for patients. 

Parent and Patient Information

Explore our website to learn about our staff, your child’s first visit, and how to keep your child’s smile healthy at home:

Pediatric Dental FAQs

Below we will answer commonly asked questions about pediatric dental problems: 

Why are baby teeth important?

The primary or “baby” teeth are important for a number of reasons. They provide proper function and help maintain good nutrition for your child. Baby teeth are important in speech development and reserve the space for permanent teeth. Early loss of primary teeth from decay or trauma can affect permanent teeth. 

How can I prevent tooth decay in my child?

Good oral hygiene at home removes bacteria and leftover food that combines and form cavities. To clean your infant’s mouth, use a wet washcloth to wipe the gums and baby teeth. Do not put your child to bed with a bottle that contains milk or juice. Sugars from these liquids can coat the mouth and attract decay-causing bacteria.

If you have an older child, brush and floss their teeth twice a day. Avoid frequent snacking on foods high in carbohydrates and sugar. Limit sodas, sports drinks, and flavored waters. Schedule pediatric dental visits every six months.

How can I prevent dental injuries?

You can reduce mouth injuries for children by having them wear mouthguards when participating in sports. Always use a car seat for young children and require everyone to wear their seat belts in the car. Childproof your home to prevent falls and electrical injuries such as children biting on electrical cords. Finally, you can prevent unnecessary toothaches with regular preventive care visits.

Schedule a Dental Visit Today

Are you looking for a pediatric dentist? Call Children’s Dental Specialties for pediatric care today at (508) 625-5534. You can also request a dental appointment with us on our website. If you have any questions for our office about your child’s oral health, please let us know; we’re here to help you.