Kids dental on Essex Eastern Blvd.

CLOSED
Monday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Monday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Kid-Friendly Care Made Easy

Give your kids the care they deserve.
Explore all the great services we provide at this location.
Fun for kids, convenient for parents.

WHY adventure ?

We make quality kid-care easy with fun-filled offices, caring staff and convenient scheduling. Plus we accept Medicaid and most insurance plans, so your kids get the care they need at little or no cost to you.

We're here to care for your kids.

Our team knows and loves kids. We go out of our way to help your kids understand every step of the process. Our fun, kid-friendly play areas and treatment areas are designed to take every visit from, "Oh no!" to "Let's go!"

Image of kids in play area

Medicaid and most insurance accepted.

We want to provide the best possible care for your kids—and take Medicaid and most insurance plans. In fact, most care at our locations is delivered at little or no cost to you. This makes it easier for parents to get great care for their kids.

Image of boy and dad of paperwork

Our team is here for your family.

Our teams are in it for the kids. We believe every child deserves great care and love providing that care to your kids. From explaining every procedure in language kids can understand to recognizing great kids, our teams are here for you.

Image of our caring staff

We make it easy to get great care for your kids.

Whether you're bringing in one child for a single service or five kids for multiple appointments—we make it easy to schedule and get them in and out fast. Plus, we have fun diversions for children to keep kids who aren't being treated busy.

Image of boy and hygienist
Image of our providers

OUR CARE PROVIDERS

Our providers are caring professionals who are dedicated to kids. They are committed to helping parents and kids understand their health and well-being.

HEALTHY KIDS

Check out our articles and other resources

How to Get Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Getting kids to brush their teeth can be a challenge—and sometimes feel like a battle. A regular tooth-brushing routine is a healthy habit that is essential to combatting tooth decay—and supporting lifelong health for your little one.

READ
Image of Young Boy Smiling

9 Tips to Prevent Childhood Tooth Decay

Getting kids to take proper care of their teeth can be a challenge, but Captain Smiles can help!

READ

Frequently asked questions

Why is my child being recommended for general anesthesia?

General anesthesia for dentistry is necessary when a child will not be able to cooperate for an extensive dental procedures. General anesthesia is a controlled state of unconsciousness that permits a child to have all of their dental treatment completed in one visit with no recollection of the procedure. Select practices offer general anesthesia performed on location by a licensed anesthesiologist.

We are committed to helping families establish lifelong dental health, and we want children to have positive experiences with the dentist at early ages so kids can have optimal dental health as they grow into adulthood. That is why our dentists work with parents to find the dental sedation options that will best meet their child’s dental and developmental needs.

Learn more about dental sedation options for children

How safe are dental X-rays?

Dental x-rays are among the safest medical x-rays to receive. In fact, children are exposed to more radiation just walking outside in the sun than from an x-ray administered in a dentist’s office. Advances in dental x-ray technology have made the beams from x-rays extremely focused, limiting nearly all scatter radiation. In our practice, we use state of the art equipment designed for the safety of all of our patients. Talk to your dentist about any concerns you may have. 

Learn more about dental x-rays for children

What does fluoride do for my child’s teeth? What is the best way to get the right levels?

Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens the enamel covering your teeth. Enamel is the white part of your teeth and the strongest material in the human body. Each day, the enamel goes through a process of demineralization, as acid-creating bacteria eat away at the surface of the teeth and fluoride helps rebuild the tooth’s protective mineral layer.

Tap water and tooth paste may serve as sources of fluoride for children to facilitate remineralization. In addition, we recommend fluoride treatments to help strengthen the enamel of both primary and permanent teeth. Our dentists will evaluate your child and may recommend fluoride varnish during a hygiene visit to coat your child’s teeth with a dose of concentrated fluoride. The purpose of this fluoride application is to help protect and re-mineralize areas of a tooth that may be at risk of developing decay. 

Learn more about the importance of fluoride for preventing tooth decay

What foods cause cavities?

Foods high in sugars and starches feed the plaque that can cause tooth decay. Sticky candies like lollipops, caramels and jelly beans are particularly harmful, but cookies, chips and other starches can be equally harmful because they break down into simple sugars. Carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks and fruit juice contain lots of sugar and acids that can wear away tooth enamel.

Also, note, fruit and other foods can be healthy to eat, but also contains large amounts of natural sugar which can lead to dental cavities. Encourage your child to brush or wash their mouth out with water after consuming any of these foods.

Learn more about how to prevent cavities

How do I prevent tooth decay?

Tooth decay can be prevented with a combination of healthy diet, proper daily teeth cleaning and regular dental hygiene visits. Establish a relationship with a dentist around your child’s first birthday, so the dentist can monitor your child’s dental health and help you prevent tooth decay. At home, be sure your child brushes after breakfast and before bedtime every day for at least two minutes. Limit your child’s intake of sugary food and drinks, and starchy, refined carbohydrates.

Flossing is important when adjacent teeth are in contact. Bring your child to the dentist office for regular dental check-ups for fluoride treatments and dental sealants as an extra layer of protection.

Get more tips on how to prevent tooth decay

Toothpaste: When should we begin using it and how much should we use?

Toothpaste can be used from the appearance of your baby’s first tooth. Choose a toothpaste specifically formulated for the age of your child. Child appropriate dental hygiene products (toothpaste, mouth rinse) have lower fluoride levels and come in flavors that kids enjoy. At the beginning, use no more than the length of a grain of rice because babies don’t know how to expectorate on demand. You can work up to a pea-sized portion as your toddler grows.

Your child's dental health timeline