Pediatric Dentistry

Our team of award-winning dentists and dental professionals provide high level of general and specialty dental care with a commitment to modern investment in technology.

Pediatric Dentistry

Our team of award-winning dentists and dental professionals provide high level of general and specialty dental care with a commitment to modern investment in technology.

Pediatric Dentistry

A child’s first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable!

Parents Trust Us – Kids Love Us!

Your child should experience an enjoyable first dental visit free of fear and anxiety. Children fear the unknown; one of the most important factors in the experience a child has at the dentist, is that they are provided a warm, caring environment where they feel safe and, and yes, informed. We explain your child’s treatment in easy to understand, non-frightening language they can understand.

From the moment you arrive in our office, you will find our caring staff ready to assist with making your child comfortable and providing a safe, enjoyable, and even a learning experience.
We love kids!

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends…

Usually, kids should visit the dentist around the time of their first birthday. At that age your child has newly erupting teeth, and dental care becomes important and oral hygiene habits established at this early age.

Great Hill Dental in Boston understands the importance of your child’s visits to the dentist, and setting a routine for your child’s oral care.

A relationship built on trust, with both you and your child, allows for the most comfortable visit.

When New Teeth Arrive

Your child’s first primary or baby teeth will begin to erupt between the ages of six and twelve months, and will continue to erupt until about age three. During this time, your child’s gums may feel tender and sore. To help alleviate this discomfort, we recommend that you soothe the gums by rubbing a clean finger or a cool, wet cloth across them. You may also choose to make use of a teething ring. When your child has finished teething, you can expect a total of 20 primary teeth.

Your child’s primary teeth are shed at various times throughout childhood, and their permanent teeth begin erupting at age six, and continue until age 21. Adults have 28 permanent teeth, 32 including wisdom teeth.

Adopting Healthy Oral Hygiene Habits

As your child’s teeth erupt, be sure to examine them every two weeks, looking for lines and discoloration that may be caused by decay. Remember that sugary foods and liquids can attack a new tooth, so take care that your child brushes after feeding or eating. We recommend brushing four times a day for optimal oral hygiene: after breakfast, after lunch, after dinner, and at bedtime.

Brushing can be fun, and your child should brush as soon as the first tooth arrives. When a baby’s tooth erupts, parents should brush the tooth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. For children younger than two, do not use fluoride toothpaste unless advised to do so by your dentist or other healthcare professional. We suggest reviewing proper tooth brushing procedures with your child.

Flossing is also a part of good oral hygiene habits, and your doctor will discuss with you the right time to start flossing. If you notice signs of decay, contact your dentist immediately.

Preventing Tooth Decay/Regular Checkups

Tooth decay is caused by sugars left in your mouth that turn into an acid which can break down your teeth. Children are at high risk for tooth decay for a simple reason, many children and adolescents do not practice regular, good oral hygiene habits. Proper brushing and flossing routines combined with regular dental visits help keep tooth decay away.

Your child should visit the dentist every six months for regular dental cleanings and checkups. We recommend fluoride treatments twice a year along with cleanings to keep teeth their strongest. Tooth sealants are also recommended because they “seal” the deep grooves in your child’s teeth, preventing decay from forming in these hard-to-reach areas. Sealants last for several years, but will be monitored at your regular checkups.

At Great Hill Dental Partners, our goal is to provide you with the experience and quality of care that we would want for our own families.

EVENING & WEEKEND

We’re open evenings and weekends to accommodate your busy life. Call or request online.

WHOLE HEALTH DENTISTRY

We know oral health is directly related to your overall health and we provide the best in overall health care for our patients.

MULTI-SPECIALTY OFFICE

We offer a full range of general, cosmetic, and specialty services under one roof.

Insurance & Financing

We accept most dental insurances (note: at this time, we do not accept Mass. Health), as well as provide a number of easy-payment options to help make your care affordable. PLUS, since Great Hill Dental offers “one stop dentistry”, you can manage your costs through just one billing location, regardless of whatever treatment you may require.

In-Network Dental Plans

  • Delta Dental of Mass: Premier and PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental Blue: Indemnity and PPO
  • Altus: All
  • Cigna: PPO
  • Aetna: PPO
  • Assurant: PPO/DHA
  • United Concordia: PPO/DHA
  • Principal: All
  • Metlife
  • Guardian
  • United Healthcare

Essential Dental Plan

Great Hill Dental accepts Essential Dental Plan which allows members to receive the dental care they need at the savings they can afford. Get instant access to significant savings on all dental services plus free exams and x-rays. Choose individual, two-individual, or family coverage and enjoy peace of mind knowing you can maintain your oral health. The Essential Dental Plan is not insurance.


Smile Now, Pay Over Time

Great Hill Dental Boston partners with Sunbit, a new way to get the treatment you need and pay over time. Sunbit offers patients a way to split their bill into monthly payments up to 72 months.

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Care Credit

Care Credit is a third-party healthcare credit card that helps finance healthcare related costs. Care Credit extends special financing options that you can’t get when using your Visa or MasterCard. Whether you use your healthcare credit card to cover your deductible, or to pay for treatments and procedures not covered by insurance, CareCredit helps make them possible today.

New Patients are Always Welcome at our Practice!

Please feel free to call us or email us if you have any questions or wish to book an appointment.

GREAT HILL DENTAL NEWTON

Great Hill Dental Partners Newton is in Newton located at the old Gentle Dental Newton location.

Address:
188 Needham St,
Newton, MA
02464

Phone:
(857) 299-7500

Fax:
(617) 916-1632

Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 3 PM (Every Other Saturday)

Great Hill Dental Locations

BOSTON

1610 Tremont St.,
Boston MA, 02120

(617) 713-3701

SOMERVILLE

20 Holland St.,
Suite #400,
Somerville, MA, 02144

(617) 764-3440

PEABODY

39 Cross St.,
Suite 307,
Peabody, MA, 01960

(978) 717-5819

BRAINTREE

100 Grossman Dr.,
Suite 210,
Braintree, MA, 02184

(781) 848-4041

CHELMSFORD

122 Chelmsford St.,
Chelmsford, MA, 01824

(978) 244-0629

NEWTON

188 Needham St.,
Newton, MA, 02464

(857) 299-7500