Russell Street Dental Associates in Worcester, MA is a family dentist office. Dr. Robert Gauthier and Dr. Meaghan Murray offer comprehensive general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry to address all of your family’s dental health needs. Our office welcomes patients of all ages, recommending that children come in for their first visit around the age of 3 when all primary teeth have erupted.
A Child’s First Visit to the Dentist
Where a pediatric dentist is solely focused on children, our office is family oriented. We encourage parents to bring their children to the dentist early so they can become familiar with our dental office. Our staff is trained to make children feel as comfortable as possible. Children look to parents for signs, so the best thing you can do for your child is to remain calm and relaxed.
Your Russell Street dentist and our entire staff take time to educate patients on their dental health and how best to maintain and improve it. Tooth decay and resulting cavities are common in children, often a result of both diet and poor oral hygiene habits. Teaching the youngest patients how to brush and floss effectively is an important part of routine preventive dental care and the foundation of lifelong dental health.
Family dentistry offers many benefits for today’s busy families:
- All members of the family can be seen in one location
- Young patients can learn good dental health habits by visiting the dentist alongside their parent or caregiver.
- Visiting the dentist with a parent or caregiver can reduce anxiety in young patients.
Children’s Dentistry Worcester, MA
Routine pediatric dentistry visits may include:
- Teeth cleaning
- Diagnostic x-rays (as needed)
- Charting of teeth and existing tooth conditions
- Dental caries (cavities) screening
- Evaluation of the gums
We offer a complete menu of pediatric dental services for children as young as 3. Although we encourage that young children should grow their teeth naturally, we will recommend additional treatments for those with moderate to severe cases. We may recommend such services as:
- White fillings
- Custom sports mouthguards
- Invisalign for teens
- Tooth cleaning
- Digital x-rays
- Dental sealants
- Tooth bonding
- Tooth extractions
Take a moment to share this ADA video with your child on the benefits of practicing good oral hygiene at home for a healthy smile.
Schedule An Appointment
Looking for a family dentist in Worcester, Shrewsbury or surrounding communities? We are accepting new patients. Contact our office at (508) 687-6579, or schedule an appointment online for you and your family.