Family Dentists in Worcester, MA

Russell Street Dental Associates in Worcester, MA is a family dentist office. Dr. Robert Gauthier offers 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.

How To Practice Preventive Dental Care

Preventive dentistry is put in place to address minor dental issues before they become advanced dental issues. Taking preventive measures now can help you avoid the need for extensive, advanced treatment in the future. Preventive dental care can save you time, money, and discomfort in the long run. Practicing preventive dental care is quite simple and only takes a few minutes out of your daily routine. You can incorporate healthy preventive care practices into your routine by following these key tips:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes a day
  • Floss your teeth
  • Rinse with an antibacterial rinse
  • Schedule routine preventive care visits twice a year

Following each of these steps can help improve the quality and appearance of your smile. At Russel Street Dental Associates in Worcester, MA,  our team of dentists works with you to coordinate the care dental care you need. During your routine preventive care visit, you will be screened for complex dental problems, and you will also receive a professional dental cleaning. After the preventive care visit, your dentist will recommend any necessary treatment needed to improve your smile.

Why You Need Preventive Dental Care

Preventive dental care offers a wide range of benefits for your overall oral health. Preventive dental care allows your dentist to catch any complex dental problems in its earliest stages. Patients are able to receive the care they need and may avoid the need for advanced dental treatment. In the long run, preventive dental care can save you time and money. Taking care of your teeth can help keep them healthy and functional.

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:

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 Today

If you have any question regarding the proper way to keep your smile healthy, don’t hesitate to contact Russel Street Dental Associates. Our team consists of dedicated, highly trained dentists who are committed to providing you with the dental care and treatment you need. We are accepting new patients. Contact our office at (508) 687-6579, or schedule an appointment online for you and your family.

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Russell Street Dental Associates
227 Russell Street
Worcester, MA 01602

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Hours

Monday: 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday: 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday: 8AM - 5PM
Thursday: 8AM - 5PM
Friday: 8AM - 12PM
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED