Pediatric Dentistry - Dennis & Barnstable, MA

Protect Your Child’s Smile From The Very Beginning

father and daughter brushing their teeth in the bathroom together

Building Healthy Habits, One Smile At a Time

We understand the importance of starting your child’s oral health journey early. We specialize in pediatric dentistry, providing a warm and welcoming environment in our Barnstable, Centerville, Dennis, and Hyannis, MA, locations. From their first tooth to their teenage years, our experienced team is dedicated to monitoring your child’s oral development and ensuring their smiles stay healthy and bright.

We offer preventive and emergency services tailored to their needs, helping to instill good oral hygiene habits from the start. We are here to address any questions or concerns about your child’s dental care, making every visit a positive experience for the whole family. Trust us to be your partner in fostering a lifetime of healthy smiles for your child!

Patient smiling brightly and ready for dental treatment

Confidence in Every Checkup

Your child’s dental appointments are more than just routine check-ups and cleanings—they’re opportunities to create a positive and comfortable experience at the dentist’s office. Although baby teeth may seem insignificant, they play a vital role in establishing proper oral health early on. Our goal is to lay a solid foundation and promote good habits that will benefit your child’s oral health as their adult teeth come in. Our pediatric dentistry appointments in Barnstable, Centerville, Dennis, and Hyannis, MA adhere to these general steps:


During our consultation, we’ll discuss their dental health history with you and your child, establishing necessary oral health routines and appropriate timings. We’ll address and guide potentially detrimental habits your child might develop, such as thumb-sucking, and discuss practical strategies to overcome them. For older children engaged in sports activities, we also offer the provision of custom mouthguards to ensure the safety of their teeth.

Pediatric Exam

Our family dentist will examine your child’s mouth, potentially incorporating X-rays to assess bone health and identify any signs of tooth decay. In cases where issues such as tongue-tie, lip-tie, or the need for a space maintainer or orthodontics are observed, we may recommend a referral to a specialist for further treatment.


Following the exam, we will delicately clean your child’s teeth, removing any naturally accumulated plaque from eating and drinking. Emphasizing a healthy diet restricting sugary or starchy foods is also beneficial in safeguarding their teeth from decay.

Parents are encouraged to assist children aged three and older with brushing twice daily, using fluoride and soft-bristled toothpaste. Numerous apps and videos are available to make toothbrushing enjoyable, providing engaging ways to instill proper oral hygiene habits.


We typically administer dental sealants and fluoride treatments as part of our pediatric dentistry appointments in Barnstable, Centerville, Dennis, and Hyannis, MA. These interventions shield teeth from cavity-causing bacteria by filling the natural crevices in back molars. Both treatments are quick and painless, contributing to maintaining strong and healthy teeth for your child.

Finding The Right Family Dentist

We know searching for a family dentist you can trust can be time-consuming and sometimes frustrating. We assure you that not only are our dentists highly trained and experienced in modern and minimally invasive dentistry, but we’re also able to welcome patients of all ages.

From pediatric dentistry to restorative and cosmetic dentistry, we invite your entire family to experience a welcoming atmosphere, convenient scheduling, and advanced technology. We also offer competitive pricing and partner with third-party financing companies to ensure your oral health is affordable and always within reach. You should expect more from your family dentist. See what Harris Dental has to offer!

child patient smiling brightly after their dental treatment

Help Your Child Have a Healthy Smile For Life!

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