A trip to the dentist for some children is a walk in the park. Without protesting, they’ll happily climb into the dentist’s chair, open wide, and handle a routine cleaning with ease.

However, this isn’t always the case. In fact, studies have shown that one in every five children is afraid of going to the dentist. For this reason, it’s essential to find the right family dentist who won’t just do a thorough job cleaning your child’s teeth, but is professional, caring, and makes sure your child is comfortable during their visit.

Here in beautiful Chestnut Hill, we are fortunate enough to have many top-tier dentists to choose from. To assist you in the search for the perfect dentist for your child, here is a list of the best family dentists in the area.

Convivial Dental

When a child leaves a dentist, they should be walking out of there with more than just clean teeth and a new toothbrush. They should also leave with the knowledge of how to properly use that toothbrush, as well as other proper routine hygiene techniques. At Convivial Dental, educating their young patients is of the utmost importance.

Dr. Ethan Athanoasios Zavros of Convivial Dental says his top priority is prevention. And, as adults who have been guilty of the occasional cavity know, prevention must be ongoing and not just done while you’re seated in the dentist’s chair. Zavros believes that teaching children and teens the proper way to take care of their teeth and mouths is fundamental to avoiding oral issues.

Convivial Dental receives glowing reviews from Google, as well as high marks on Healthgrades. In addition to pediatric dentistry, Convivial also offers orthodontics, ortho treatment, and Invisalign® services.

The Dental Office at Chestnut Hill

The Dental Office at Chestnut Hill is yet another quality dental service provider that—in addition to other conventional dentist services—offers exceptional pediatric dentistry.

The folks at The Dental Office are firm believers that the earlier a child hears the important habits of consistent oral hygiene, the better chance they’ll have of maintaining healthy teeth. Not just in the short term, but in the long term as well, as they are more likely to maintain those good habits as they grow older.

We can always tell our children to make sure they brush their teeth at least twice a day, but let’s face it, sometimes children can be a little stubborn. Having a professional dentist teach them proper methods for taking care of their teeth may have a more significant effect on how seriously they take oral hygiene.

With a highly-skilled team that knows how to clean teeth and examine your gums, The Dental Office at Chestnut Hill is a great choice for you and your family.

Boylston Street Dental Group

Like the two other dental groups listed here, Boylston Street Dental Group is another firm believer in educating and promoting smart oral hygiene for children. And, as they highlight on their website, tooth decay has become a huge problem for children today.

Boylston Street Dental clearly understands the importance of pediatric dentistry, making them another exceptional choice for families looking to find a long-term solution for their oral health and hygiene needs.

And, in addition to pediatric services, Boylston Street Dental also offers orthodontics, periodontics, preventive and restorative dentistry, and root canal therapy.

Chestnut Hill Dental

Just one look at Chestnut Hill Dental’s review page and you’ll see why they are a local favorite for dental care—especially for families.

While you can expect quality service no matter which dentist you visit, the team at Chestnut Hill—which is located right next to The SolBe Learning Center—emphasizes customer satisfaction by being polite and caring, as well as extremely knowledgable about their field. Their attitude and expertise make them prime candidates for your children, as they are patient and kind enough to work with children and can answer any questions you have about your family’s oral hygiene and health.

Three Quick Tips For Keeping Your Children’s Teeth Healthy

Monitor Their Brushing to Ensure They’re Being Thorough

Even if your child has been brushing their teeth on their own recently, you should still check in occasionally to make sure they are being meticulous. For example, make sure they are brushing long enough, getting their gums, and—especially if they are younger and may need assistance—are flossing regularly.

Make Sure They Are Getting Enough Flouride

Fluoride is a key part of maintaining healthy teeth. Many kinds of toothpaste include fluoride, but if your child’s toothpaste doesn’t, you can substitute it with mouthwash if they are old enough to do so. You can also speak with a dentist about the best ways to ensure your child is getting enough fluoride.

Avoid an Over-Abundance of Sugary Foods

We know this may be easier said than done (especially if your child has a sweet tooth), but, by keeping an eye on how many sugary juices, candy, and food your child is consuming, you can help avoid eroded enamel and cavities.