Pediatric Dentistry

Some Pediatric Dental Services Provided at Waterville Family Dentistry:

We provide specialized pediatric dentistry for children and adolescents in a very child-friendly environment. Our goal? A health smile that will last each child we treat a lifetime.

Comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral dental care for infants, children and adolescents is a bit part of what we do here at Waterville Family Dentistry. We put all of our knowledge and experience to work for you and your family, caring for children’s teeth, gums and mouth throughout their lives.

As kids lose their baby teeth, then later begin to lose teeth again as adult teeth grow in, they need comprehensive care throughout this years-long process. We’ll monitor constantly to make sure they are healthy and we’ll jump in to ward off problems early before they become issues your kids will deal with for the rest of their lives, including oral decay and disease.

Whether infants, older children, or teenagers, your kids’ dental health is one of the most important gifts a parent has to offer their offspring. We help make the entire process easier on parents and kids.

From the moment you and our young patients step into our space in Waterville, you’ll know we care about you because we’re here to make you feel comfortable and satisfied with both the results and cost of your family dental health visit. For kids more than anyone, regular dental exams and preventative care are so important: let us help you take your kids’ dental health seriously.

Dentistry For Children

Here at Waterville Family Dentistry we provide specialized pediatric dentistry for children and adolescents in a child-friendly and welcoming environment that is sure to make them want to come back and see us every time! Our goal? Giving your children a healthy and happy smile that will last a lifetime!

Once your child begins teething, we recommend scheduling their first appointment! Comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral dental care for infants, children and adolescents is a big part of what we do here at Waterville Family Dentistry, and starting early allows us to care for your children’s teeth from the start! We put all of our knowledge and experience to work for you and your family, caring for children’s teeth, gums and mouths throughout their lives.

Dental care is essential to a child’s life and we are happy to be the ones to keep an eye on your children’s overall oral health through routine dental health checkups! This allows us to diagnose and treat minor issues so they don’t become big ones down the road!

How To Find The Right Dentist For Your Child:

Finding the right dentist for your child can be time consuming and challenging. As you want to ensure your child is getting the best possible care at the right time for the right price! Here at Waterville Family Dentistry we pride ourselves on providing you and your children with a judgment-free space where kids and adults can comfortably get dental work done and feel great while doing it! If you are seeking a dentist for you or your child, contact us today! We would be happy to assist you in any part of their dental care needs!

Pediatric Dental Services Provided:

  • Infant Oral Health Exams
  • Preventative Dental Care
  • Cavity & Defect Repair
  • Diagnosis of Disease & Other Conditions
  • Dental Injuries
  • Straightening Teeth
  • Management of Gum Conditions
  • Habit Counseling

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Pediatric Dentistry Services:

Here at Waterville Family Dentistry we understand, as parents you are likely to have questions regarding your child’s dental and overall health. That is why we are here to help answer a few of the key ones you may have. But, if you have other questions, please feel free to give us a call and make an appointment with our dentists today!

Q: When Should I Make My Child’s First Dental Appointment?

A: The American Dental Association recommends that children go to the dentist as soon as their first teeth start to break through their gums. This usually occurs at 6 months old. 

Q: How Often Should My Child Go To The Dentist?

A: We recommend that children should see the dentist two times every year for a routine check-up. These routine yearly visits allow us to catch any form of dental problems quickly and efficiently before they spread and cause significant damage. 

Q: Are Dental X-Rays Safe For My Kids?

A: You may have heard that dental x-rays use varying amounts of radiation, and the lead lined bib may make you a little worried about your child’s safety. However, it is important for parents to understand that the radiation used in dental x-rays is significantly less than medical x-rays that are found in hospitals or doctors offices. Our dental x-rays are scientifically proven to be safe and effective for use. The use of x-rays can help dentists make sure your child’s teeth are coming in healthy and help find early signs of tooth decay or infection.

Q: What Should I Do If My Child Knocks Out A Tooth?

A: Children over time are expected to lose their baby teeth. However, knocking out a tooth that was not ready to fall out may require a trip to the dentist. If your child experiences a dental emergency such as a knocked out tooth you should call us immediately.

Q: When Should My Kids Get Braces?

A: When and if your child gets braces depends on a lot of factors. For some children, braces are necessary to fix severe alignment issues. For other children they might not need braces other than for cosmetic solutions like closing a small tooth gap. 

What Our Patients Are Saying About Their Experience.

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Under new leadership and great improvements. Dr Choe is great, quick, and does a great job explaining things.​
Jared B.
Dr. Choe and the rest of his team are friendly and knowledgeable. The service has been fantastic at all of my visits. I would highly recommend booking an appointment!
Katherine L.
I was very impressed with everyone at the office. They were so sweet and very welcoming! It’s always nice to go to a dentist where they care about your well being. I highly recommend Waterville Family Dentistry!
Salem H.
Dr.Choe was amazing! 10/10 would recommend! This office gives you many options in order for you to get your prime dental care, without making you feel pressured into anything. Dr. Choe goes makes sure you understand your own treatment plan, and treats you with genuine kindness. I felt at home here and would highly recommend! I will be coming back for further treatment & cleanings! Staff was kind as well, and collaborated to make my experience as smooth as possible.
Kelsey T.
I am 53, and I have experienced many dentists in my lifetime. I have hated all of my experiences, so this review is a BIG DEAL because I had to go to Dr. Choe to get 3 fillings done, and he fixed the problem very expediently and with empathy to my nervousness, and I left feeling extremely happy with his results! Dr. Choe is the best dentist I have ever had to see, and I am forlorn that it took so long in my life to actually have a pleasant experience.
Paul B.