UConn Health offers comprehensive dental services from routine preventive to highly specialized dental care for children from infancy to 18 years of age. We specialize in long-term care for the teeth, mouth, and jaws of children who have special needs, developmental delays, or behavioral problems, and complex medical conditions.
Our pediatric dentists are specially trained to provide diagnostic, preventive, and restorative dental treatment; as well as surgical dental procedures. We see all children including those with special needs, complex medical issues, or who may not have access to regular dental care.
We provide comprehensive oral health care that includes the following:
- Infant care exams
- Oral and maxillofacial surgery
- Space maintenance
- General care and cleaning
- Care for broken teeth caused by trauma
- Restorative care
- Abscess and infection treatment
- Dental care education for children and parents
- Minor orthodontics
- Treatment under general anesthesia
Keeping Your Child's Teeth Healthy
Healthy teeth are important to your child’s overall health. From the time your child is born, there are things you can do to promote healthy teeth and prevent cavities.
Your child’s first dental visit should be around their first birthday or as soon as teeth begin to erupt.
For babies, you should:
- Clean teeth with a soft, clean cloth or a baby’s toothbrush
- Avoid putting the baby to bed with a bottle, and check teeth regularly for spots or stains
For all children, you should:
- Start brushing your child’s teeth as soon as they erupt
- Provide healthy foods and limit sweet snacks and drinks
- Schedule regular dental check-ups
Forming good habits at a young age can help your child have healthy teeth for life.