Pediatric Dentistry at Gentle Dental

Here at Gentle Dental, we pride ourselves on being the very best in family dentistry, which means that pediatric dentistry is one of our specialties. We know that going to the dentist can be scary, especially for kids, so we do everything we can to make sure children and adults alike are as comfortable as possible each and every time they come see us. We provide both preventative and therapeutic dentistry to infants and adolescents!

Why Choose Gentle Dental For Pediatric Dentistry?

At Gentle Dental, our goal is to provide excellent dental care while making children feel comfortable and at ease. When children feel comfortable at the dentist from an early age, it helps them develop good oral hygiene that they’ll carry with them for the rest of their lives. For this reason, every pediatric dentist appointment is approached with encouragement and education in mind. Lifelong dental health begins early, and there’s no better place to start than Gentle Dental!

Pediatric Dental Care We Provide

Our team at Gentle Dental is proud to provide a wide range of pediatric dental practices at each of our locations in southern Maine: South Portland, Biddeford, and Topsham. Some of these practices include:

  • Oral Health Exams For Infants
  • Dental Hygiene Counseling
  • Preventative Dental Care
  • Cavity Repair
  • Dental Injury Repair
  • Teeth Straightening
  • Oral Disease Diagnosis

Oral Cancer Screening

Our dental team is the first line in defensive to address oral cancer. Oral cancer screening is a necessary and preventative step that is critical to one’s overall health.


While brushing and flossing are the two most important factors to prevent cavities, we offer dental sealants which protects your teeth from the harmful bacteria that cause cavities. Sealants act as a raincoat, in which they coat your teeth acting as a shield from harmful bacteria. Sealant is a completely painless procedure that only takes a few minutes.

When Should My Child Have Their First Dentist Appointment?

We recommend that children have their first dentist appointment when they turn one year old or within six months of their first tooth coming in – whichever comes first. When your child has their first dentist appointment, be sure to speak with our team of dental professionals about any questions or concerns you may have about your child’s oral health.

What Happens At A Child’s First Dentist Appointment?

The main goal of a child’s very first dentist appointment is to help make them more comfortable at the dentist – something we pride ourselves on here at Gentle Dental. Our team will then perform a routine checkup of your child’s mouth, teeth, gums, and bite to look for signs of normal development and growth. 

Real Clients, Real Stories

My entire family uses Gentle Dental! They have a bright, friendly atmosphere and are equipped to serve customers of all ages. They have been extremely patient and understanding with my toddlers aversion to doctors offices and helped her feel comfortable to the point where she is excited to visit their office now. They were a positive upgrade from my prior dentist.

Shannon S.