Dentist for Teens – Dublin, CA

Equipping Teens with Brighter Smiles for the Future

Teenage girl smiling with her parents after visiting dentist for teens in Dublin

Teenagers nowadays are more self-conscious about their appearance than ever before. At Waterford Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Dublin, we understand the challenges teenagers face when it comes to their smiles, which is why we not only provide effective treatment options that will boost their confidence but also offer essential education designed to encourage optimal oral health as they transition into adulthood. Let us know how we can help your teen by calling our office to schedule an appointment with our dentist for teens in Dublin.

Why Choose Waterford Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Dublin for Dentistry for Teens?

  • Natural-Looking Materials Used for Restorations
  • Customized Athletic Mouthguards for Athletes
  • Sedation Dentistry for Anxious Patients

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Smiling teenage girl sitting in dental chair

If your teen is busy with school, sports, extracurricular activities, and friends, you might find it harder to solidify a time for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings. However, these appointments are crucial if their teeth and gums are to remain cavity- and disease-free. Our team will check for dental decay, cavities, and gum disease, and we’ll monitor their bite to make sure everything is working as it should. We’ll also remove plaque and tartar from their teeth and gumline so that they walk away with a healthier smile.

Dental Sealants

Close up of dental mirror inside of mouth reflecting a tooth

While molars and premolars may be hard to reach for young children, teenagers may neglect brushing these teeth if they are always in a hurry. Used to chew food, it is not uncommon for food debris to become trapped in the small crevices, causing cavities to form. If your teen’s brushing habits are not as good as they should be, a dental sealant application can help to protect these teeth from decay, ensuring they maintain cavity-free smiles year after year.

Fluoride Treatment

Teenage girl in dental chair with fluoride trays on her teeth

Teenagers often need fluoride treatment just as much as young children. Whether it is a lack of fluoride due to poor oral hygiene or on-the-go unhealthy eating, these quick and painless applications can be completed during regular checkups and protect teeth from damaging decay while also strengthening the enamel.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Close up of dental mirror inside of mouth reflecting a tooth

Although the goal is to prevent cavities, they can still occur, and when they do, tooth-colored fillings can be the answer. Our team can clear away the decayed areas of a tooth before filling it with a biocompatible composite resin that is highly malleable and can be matched to blend in with your child’s smile. Requiring only one visit to our dental office, your teenager will feel more confident knowing their tooth is better protected in the long run.

Root Canals / Pulp Therapy

Model of tooth showing the nerve pathways inside of it

When an infection or severe damage reaches a tooth’s pulp, it’s likely to cause significant pain. Should your teen express extreme tooth discomfort, there is a good chance we will recommend pulp therapy or a root canal. While the former requires removing only a portion of the pulp, the latter will have our team remove all of the infected pulp – a decision that will be based on the severity of the problem.

Dental Crowns

Dental crown covering a tooth in a model of the mouth

Decay that extends beyond the enamel layer or facial trauma that results in a cracked or broken tooth will benefit from a custom-made dental crown. Made using natural-looking materials, your teen can expect their dental work to remain undetected by their peers. A dental crown covers the visible portion of a tooth (the crown) and remains bonded into place to ensure proper protection against reinfection and harm.

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Tooth Extractions

Dental forceps holding an extracted tooth

You should never expect that we will recommend tooth extraction as an initial form of treatment. No matter the state of the tooth, we will try to save it with a dental crown or root canal treatment; however, if this does not work, removing the tooth will be the only option. This will likely be recommended if there is significant damage and the tooth cannot be properly restored, an infection is spreading and putting their oral health at risk, or gum disease is causing a tooth to become loose.

Athletic Mouthguards

Football player with mouthguard hanging from his helmet

Teenagers who are active in sports need the right equipment to stay safe. Whether it’s on the field, court, or track, having the appropriate gear can mean the difference between a few bumps and bruises or a trip to the emergency room. While protecting the head, shoulders, knees, and shins is important, so is the mouth, which is why we can equip your teen with a custom athletic mouthguard. Worn over the top row of teeth, it absorbs any unexpected pressure, minimizing the potential for damaged teeth and costly restorative dental care.