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Teeth Cleanings and Exams

Preventative dental care is essential for patients of all ages, but the needs of children and teens can be unique.

We provide comprehensive, biannual teeth cleanings and dental exams to help keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy and free of decay.

Trust our dentists, hygienists, and the entire team to compassionately care for your children's dental needs at our practice in Waltham, MA.

Our Philosophy Children's Dental of Waltham

Our dentists at Children's Dental of Waltham understand the sensitive needs of young patients and strive to foster a calm, fun, and educational atmosphere. Our philosophy is simple:

"A gentle approach for little folks."

The Importance of Dental Exams for Children

Prevent Tooth Decay and Cavities

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases affecting children in the United States. Preventative measures such as regular dental exams and cleanings are the best defense for cavities, gum disease, and other oral health-related issues. Dental cleanings are integral to healthy teeth and gums.

A Healthy Smile that Lasts a Lifetime

Furthermore, introducing your child to dentistry at an early age can help them develop healthy attitudes toward oral health that can last a lifetime. The healthy smile that results from dental cleanings can also provide children with a sense of confidence and assurance. Consequently, your child’s dental visits are an investment in their overall health and well-being.

What Happens If My Child Has a Cavity?

Don't worry — our kind team is here to help. We will:

Reassure Your Child

If a child feels judged or they think they're in trouble, they may associate the dentist with unhappy emotions. We prefer to take an understanding approach. Cavities happen commonly, especially in baby teeth, and we'll make your child feel better with compassionate care.

Treat Your Child

First, we'll ensure that your child is completely comfortable using local anesthesia or sedation dentistry, if needed. Then, we'll clean your child's tooth and protect the area. We may use fillings, or in the case of more extensive decay, stainless steel dental crowns.

Educate Your Family

Maybe your child missed a spot while brushing. Or, they're having trouble flossing on their own. We can educate you and your family on techniques, dental products, and more, so that you can leave our Waltham office equipped to prevent tooth decay in the future.

Waltham, MA, Families Know They Can Depend on Our Dentists


Delia Rico


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Mis niños están en esa clínica desde que eran bebés nos gusta mucho la atención del personal son atentos, amables, se dan el tiempo de explicarte todo en especial la srta Floricel excelente servicio 100% recomendable

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damaris garzon


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Have been coming here for the past 3 years since my daughter was one and the service provided by Florcel has made my daughter not be scared she actually enjoys coming to get checked!!! Amazing service friendly atmosphere great dental place to come for children. 

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Choose a Dentistry Practice That Grows With Your Child

From general cleanings to cavity treatment, we are here to help give your child a foundation of excellent oral health that they can carry with them well into adulthood. In fact, we treat patients up until they turn 20, giving college students a familiar dentist that they can still visit between semesters.

If you are new to the Waltham area, or need to find a dentist who is attuned to the needs of young patients, we would love to meet you and your family.

To request a visit with us, contact our friendly Waltham, MA, office online or call


Our Waltham dentists provide care tailored to your child's age. Our waiting room features toys, a GameCube, and iPads for patients to enjoy before their appointment.

Meet Your Child's Trusted Dentistry Team

Gentle Dental Care for Children

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Regular dental visits are an investment in your child's overall health and well-being.

What Patients Can Expect
during an Exam and Cleaning

Before a cleaning, our dental care team will first examine your child's smile at our Waltham, MA, office. This allows our dentists to evaluate the general state of the teeth and gums, as well as identify potential problem areas before getting started.

By adopting good brushing and flossing habits early on, children are more likely to have a healthy smile for life.
By adopting good brushing and flossing habits early on, children are more likely to have a healthy smile for life.

Visual Assessment

Exams are always non-invasive. We will perform a visual and tactile evaluation of your child's teeth, gums, and jaw.

Dental X-Rays

If necessary, our dentists may take several digital x-rays to get a more in-depth look at your child's teeth and jaw.

Remove Plaque and Tartar

Routine dental cleanings involve removing plaque, tartar, and other irritants that can compromise patients' oral health.

Polish the Teeth

The hygienist may also polish the teeth to remove potentially harmful bacteria and surface stains.

Patient Education

Next, we will educate your child on the importance of good oral hygiene and teach them proper brushing and flossing techniques. By adopting good brushing and flossing habits early on, children are more likely to have a healthy smile for life.


Afterward, we will meet with you to discuss the findings from the visual exam and x-rays. We will also make recommendations for dentistry treatment. This may include fluoride, dental sealants, cosmetic tooth-colored fillings, tooth extractions, or other preventative dental services.

Waltham Parents Trust Us With Their Children's Smiles


Jessica Vining


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Exceptional service and professionally friendly environment. My whole family patronize this dental associates. I am a walking billboard for their business.

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Crystal Paolini


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Staff is awesome very friendly with my children and also caring. Kids and I feel safe with them and trust them very much. My daughter broker her tooth her half at dance and the Dr was able to fix it perfectly!!! She really is unbelievable at what she does. I highly recommend Children’s Dental Center of Waltham.

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We Accept Dental Financing


Parents should never have to stress about paying for their child's dental care. While cleanings and exams are typically covered by insurance, our dentistry practice accepts CareCredit® financing to help you budget for any out-of-pocket costs.

More Reasons To Visit Us

Gentle Approach

Gone are the days of dreaded dental visits. At Children's Dental of Waltham, we offer gentle dentistry techniques and procedures so that your child feels safe, secure, happy, and comfortable during their visit.

Comprehensive Care

From preventative care to restorative treatments, we can be your "one-stop-dental-shop."


Our waiting rooms are outfitted with an array of toys and educational activities so that wait times can be fun. We have iPads and a GameCube too.

Fluent in Many Languages

We also cater to patients who speak English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, and Romanian.

A Look Inside Our Comfortable Office

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Our welcoming Waltham, MA, office is designed with your family in mind. Children will feel at home in our calming and kid-friendly rooms.
Team at Children's Dental of Waltham

Children's Dental of Waltham General Dentistry for Kids

Our team is here to help your child understand the importance of a healthy smile. We offer a range of pediatric dental treatments including first-time dental examinations and extractions. We also offer:

  • Flexible financing options
  • In-office entertainment for kids
  • Sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide
  • Multilingual services

Contact us online or call us at (781) 899-7070 to schedule an appointment today!

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