Nurture Your Child’s Healthy Smile
Good dental health starts at an early age. In fact, we can treat your children as soon as they sprout their first tooth. Bringing your child into our Staten Island dental office when they’re young can help to reduce any fear of dentists and instill good oral hygiene habits.
We can also provide preventive care so your child is less likely to develop oral health issues. Through regular examinations and cleanings, cavities are less likely to form and any potential problems such as misaligned or malformed teeth can be addressed early.
We accept a variety of different insurance carriers. Please contact one of our Insurance Coordinators to discuss your dental coverage plan. We’re more than happy to work with you if your insurance doesn’t cover the full amount.
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Dental Treatments Made Kid-Friendly
Our Staten Island pediatric dentists loves working with kids and we’re especially gentle with them. By creating a warm, welcoming environment, we can ease your child into their first experience with a dentist. Here are some of the procedures we can help your child with:
- Oral Examinations — One of our dentists will examine your child’s teeth for signs of any potential issues so they can be treated right away. By visiting our Staten Island practice for regular checkups, your child can maintain a healthy smile well into adulthood.
- Oral Cleanings — We’ll clean and polish your child’s teeth to ensure they have a healthy and beautiful smile. We’ll also use special dental tools to remove plaque and tartar from areas of the mouth that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush.
- Tooth Extraction — If a tooth becomes impacted or threatens your child’s oral health in any way, we’ll gently remove it to solve the issue. Rest assured, our pediatric dentists will apply anesthetic to ensure a pain-free treatment for your child.
- Tooth Fillings — Cavities are a common dental problem that can contribute to gum disease, tooth loss, and other health consequences. If your child has a cavity, our Staten Island dentists can restore the strength and appearance of their tooth with a customized filling.
Our Caring Staff Can Help
Comprehensive dental care from a young age can keep your child’s health on the right track. We can identify early oral health issues and prevent pain as well as diseases from developing through preventive care.
To learn more about our pediatric dental care, call our Staten Island office at (718) 948-5111. You can also fill out our convenient online contact form and we’ll be right with you. We’re happy to treat kids from surrounding areas including West Brighton, Huguenot, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to care for my baby’s mouth and teeth?
Before your baby’s teeth have erupted, you can use a soft, warm washcloth to gently wipe their gums. When their first tooth comes in, use a tiny amount of fluoride toothpaste (the size of a grain of rice) and a soft baby toothbrush to gently clean twice a day.
You can increase the amount of toothpaste to roughly the size of a pea as your child grows into toddlerhood. It’s also important that you encourage your child to brush their own teeth starting at a young age.
What is a dental sealant?
A dental sealant is a painless and effective way to protect your child’s teeth from damage and decay. This clear plastic coating is “painted” onto the biting surface of a tooth, creating a barrier that keeps bacteria, plaque, and acid out. With the help of sealants, your child can maintain a healthy smile well into adulthood.
What is the best age for a child to start seeing the dentist?
It’s important for your child to begin visiting the dentist at an early age, both to ensure optimal oral health and to establish a level of comfort and trust with their dentist. We recommend that you bring your child in for a first visit shortly after their first tooth appears, and no later than their first birthday.
Is fluoride treatment safe for children?
Yes! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has affirmed that fluoride treatments are not only safe for children, but they’re also an important means of preventing tooth decay. Just make sure that any fluoride applications for your child are performed by a qualified dentist.
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We understand how hard it can be to manage several busy schedules when it comes your children. For your convenience our appointment coordinator schedule appointments for your entire family on the same day.