One of the joys of serving all ages at our practice is helping children care for their teeth. As a children’s dentist in Clarks Summit, Dr. Charles Dennis knows that good oral health habits start early with proper brushing and flossing. That’s the path to strong and healthy teeth later in life.

Abington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is committed to providing your children with the best care in our area. Contact us to set up an appointment for your child.

Our Children’s Dentistry Services

We provide comprehensive dental services for kids of all ages here at Abington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. Here’s what you can expect for your children as they grow with us:

Early Childhood (Ages 1-4)

  • Dental exams and cleanings: Regular checkups (every six months) monitor oral development, identify potential problems early, and introduce good pediatric oral hygiene.
  • Fluoride treatments: Dr. Dennis may recommend fluoride treatments depending on your child’s risk for cavities.
  • Oral hygiene education: We’ll help you understand proper brushing and flossing techniques for your child.
  • Habit counseling: We can discuss early-childhood habits such as thumb sucking or pacifier use that can impact tooth alignment.

Childhood (Ages 5-11)

Continued exams and cleanings: We’ll monitor tooth development, clean teeth, and address issues such as cavities and gum disease.
X-rays: We may take X-rays to observe any harder-to-reach areas of your child’s teeth.
Sealants: We can apply a dental sealant to your child’s permanent molars to prevent decay in their deep grooves.
Early orthodontic evaluation: Dr. Dennis might recommend an orthodontic consultation to assess jaw development where necessary.

Adolescence (Ages 12-18)

  • Ongoing exams and cleanings: Regular checkups and cleanings will maintain oral health as your child continues growing.
  • Aligners or braces recommendation: If necessary, Dr. Dennis can fit your child’s teeth with Invisalign aligners or recommend an orthodontist for braces.
  • Wisdom teeth monitoring: Our team will track your child’s wisdom teeth development and discuss potential plans for extraction if needed.
  • Oral hygiene education: Continued guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques, addressing dietary habits and risk factors for gum disease or other oral health issues.
girl in dentist's chair, getting children's dentistry in clarks summit, pa
Lisa Shanley
Lisa Shanley
Another great visit at Abington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry! Thank you to the staff and Dr Dennis for making me feel comfortable and providing excellent care!! I highly recommend Dr Dennis!!
William Knight
William Knight
A very pleasurable experience. The staff are pleasant and professional and well organized.
Lou Palumbo
Lou Palumbo
Dr. Dennis is the Best Dentist in the Area
Cathy Strauch
Cathy Strauch
I had a tooth extraction done. Dr. Dennis...other than that but of pressure almost no pain😃 Dental Assistant (Adina, I believe) very good giving me details on what was being done and what to do afterwards... Great staff. Day after I am doing fine.
Vicky Favitta
Vicky Favitta
At Abington Center- all of the staff are friendly & helpful. Dr Charles gave me step by step details of what arrangements could be done with what my needs are. I came for a consultation & now have a new dentist!! I am so thrilled to have new teeth! Absolutely will recommend to anyone in the future.
Rebekah Foust
Rebekah Foust
The first dentist that I haven’t dreaded going to, my kids will ask me when they are going back as well! Excellent and professional! Every experience has been positive and I leave smiling! Dr Dennis and staff are Fantastic!!
will barnes
will barnes
The BEST, no question! Dr. and everyone in the office is absolutely fantastic. I immediately recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist. Very clean, modern but with old world care and genuine concern for your health. I couldn't have found a better dental office anywhere.
Brad Scott
Brad Scott
Staff is fantastic, courteous,great personalitys, and always on point. Highly recommend
Michael Matthews
Michael Matthews
So happy I found this place, everyone is always very professional and kind. They are guiding me through some dental work after not visiting a dentist for 15 years while also preventing any further issues. I feel like I'm in good hands. The equipment is also up to date and the office is clean and pleasant.
Kolia Perez
Kolia Perez
New patient- Great care, excellent, knowledgeable hygienist and Dr. Dennis was fabulous. Explained the emergency procedure in detail. Thrilled with the practice.

Contact Us About Children’s Dentistry in Clarks Summit, PA Today!

Children’s Dentistry FAQ

When should I start taking my child to the dentist?

Parents should bring their children to the dentist anywhere from 6 to 12 months after a child’s first tooth comes in. We are committed to providing dental care for every stage of your child’s development. We’ll work with your child to develop healthy oral hygiene habits to ensure a healthy smile for life.

What is the oldest age a child can see a kids’ dentist?

With many dentists for kids, patients typically have to change dentists around the age of 18. The good news with Abington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is that Dr. Dennis practices family dentistry and can serve your entire family, no matter their ages!

What are some early signs of dental problems in children?

We can identify any problem with your child’s teeth during a routine exam, but you may also notice issues at home in between appointments. Some early signs of pediatric tooth problems include:

  • Visible cavities
  • Toothaches
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Swollen gums
  • Chewing difficulty
  • Changes in eating habits

Your Dentist for Children in Clarks Summit, PA

Dr. Dennis from Abington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is your children’s dentist in Clarks Summit and the greater Scranton area. You can be sure your children’s teeth are well cared for at our practice.

Contact us today to make an appointment.