Children's Dentist – Dublin, CA

Giving Young Smiles What They Need to Thrive

Mother father and child smiling on park bench after visiting childrens dentist in Dublin

At Waterford Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Dublin, our board-certified children's dentists and specialists are here to deliver state-of-the-art care and one-of-a-kind services. Since children are prone to cavities and need help to improve their oral hygiene habits as they grow older, our team will remain by their side offering encouragement, education, and excitement. No matter the reason for their visit, we will ensure their teeth, gums, and bite continue to grow healthy and strong. Call us if you would like to learn more about how we can help your child smile.

Why Choose Waterford Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Dublin for Children's Dentistry?

  • We Are an Insurance-Friendly Practice
  • Emergency Dentistry When Your Child Needs It
  • Board-Certified Dentists Here to Help

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Young boy smiling in dental chair

The regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings your child can expect to receive at our practice include a compassionate approach and gentle touch. Using specialized instruments and advanced dental technology, we will examine your child’s teeth, gums, and bite before clearing away any plaque and tartar that may be putting their soft oral tissues at risk. Before leaving, we’ll provide additional ways to make oral hygiene routines fun and exciting at home.

Dental Sealants

Close up of child receiving a dental exam

Dental sealants are a great way to protect your child’s molars and premolars, especially since these teeth are often hard to reach while brushing. Since debris and bacteria can easily become trapped in the pits and grooves of these teeth, sealants help to block harmful particles from penetrating the enamel and creating cavities. We will check your child’s sealants at each visit, but they should remain in place for up to 10 years!

Fluoride Treatment

Child receiving a dental treatment

Used by dental professionals throughout the country, fluoride is deemed a preventive form of treatment because of its ability to combat decay and strengthen tooth enamel. When applied directly to the surfaces of teeth, the solution seeps into the outer layer of teeth and creates a barrier against dangerous bacteria. Children who are prone to cavities are strongly encouraged to pursue treatment, but fluoride is a beneficial service for any patient.

Silver Diamine Fluoride

Child having fluoride applied to their teeth

Children who have one or more cavities may find that dental fillings are too scary. In these instances, we can use silver diamine fluoride (SDF) to stop the spread of decay. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the combination of silver and fluoride work together to kill bacteria and remineralize teeth. As a result, your child’s smile will remain protected until it is time to receive a tooth-colored filling for a longer-lasting solution.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Close up of dental mirror in mouth reflecting a tooth

Cavities should not go untreated. If they do, it can lead to a worsening infection that results in more serious restorative care (i.e., pulp therapy). Using a tooth-colored filling that consists of composite resin and is color-matched to blend in with your child’s existing smile, we can effectively treat the tooth and protect it from future reinfection without compromising your child’s appearance.

Safe Digital Dental X-Rays

Dental team member showing a woman x rays of teeth on computer monitors

Digital X-rays are now the safer, more reliable option for digital imaging. With images captured in just seconds, our team can quickly review your child’s smile and develop a treatment plan that produces more accurate results. Not to mention, digital X-rays emit less radiation than traditional radiographs, making them safer for young smiles.

Root Canals / Pulp Therapy

If your child complains of a serious toothache, it may be that there is a serious problem that cannot be seen by the naked eye. An infection may be present within the dental pulp, in which case, our team will need to treat it or remove it to avoid possible tooth loss. While pulp therapy requires removing only the upper portion of the pulp, a root canal means that we will need to extract all of the pulp if the tooth is to be saved.

Non-Nutritive Oral Habits

Young boy sucking his thumb

Children who continue to practice non-nutritive habits such as thumb or finger-sucking or even pacifier use are at risk of serious oral and facial development problems. The continued sucking motion can cause teeth to become gapped and even protrude, resulting in a severe overbite. Our team can offer suggestions to reduce and eventually eliminate these habits for good.

Tooth Extractions

Young girl holding her extracted tooth

It is never the goal of our dentists to remove a child’s baby tooth; however, should we find that all other restorative solutions are unsuccessful, we will suggest tooth extraction. Typically, these are recommended when severe decay or infection is present, the tooth is badly damaged by facial trauma, or a primary tooth will not fall out on its own to make room for the permanent tooth.

Athletic Mouthguards

Young boy placing green athletic mouthguard over his teeth

If your child enjoys playing sports, do not neglect proper protection for their pearly whites. A customized mouthguard can be one of the most worthwhile investments you’ll make, especially since an increased number of dental emergencies consist of sports-related injuries. When worn correctly, the device will safeguard teeth and gums should unwanted pressure be applied. Not only will your child be less likely to require an emergency dental appointment, but you’ll have greater peace of mind while cheering from the stands.