Where Smiles Grow - At Capital District Pediatric Dentistry

Specializing in dentistry for infants, children & adolescents.

Smile Services

Our dental team is fully equipped to examine children of any age or special healthcare/behavioral needs. We want both you and your child to have all the information and tools necessary to have a lifetime of healthy teeth. We offer complimentary dental screenings for healthy children up to 18 months old.  

After the initial visit with our office, the doctor will make a recommendation for your child’s dental needs.  For a child with a healthy dentition and growth patterns, the dentist will likely recommend having routine check-ups every six months.

However, if your child has a cavity or another dental problem that needs attention, we do provide a full range of restorative services, such as fillings, frenectomies, pulpotomies, crowns, space maintainers, and extractions in our office.  We understand that undergoing dental treatment may be challenging or even scary, for some children. Understanding that every child may handle this differently, we offer many treatment modalities to make these services easy for your child.  We offer nitrous oxide analgesia, local anesthesia, laser dentistry, oral sedation and treatment under general anesthesia.  Also, your child can watch television or a movie while the treatment is being performed in our specially equipped operatories.  These modalities often make the visit much more pleasant for the child, and allow us to deliver quality care in a safe, friendly environment.   The dentist will review these options and make a recommendation specifically for your child in order to provide the most comfortable experience. 

Our office can also fit your child with an athletic mouth guard for sports.  Our mouthguards are made specifically to your child’s mouth, by taking an impression, so they will have a better fit than those that can be bought in stores.  Having a mouthguard that fits is crucial in protecting the teeth, jaws, and soft tissue structures while playing sports. Without a mouthguard, accidents such as displaced and broken teeth, lacerations to the soft tissues, and jaw fractures occur much more frequently.  We recommend these mouthguards be used for sports such as soccer, baseball/softball, hockey, football, basketball, lacrosse, and any other sport which could result in accidental injuries to the mouth.   We can even put your child’s initals or roster number on the mouthguard, and make it in your team color!