Caring for a Child’s Smile
Pediatric dentistry focuses on the oral health care of children, beginning with the eruption of the first tooth, through the self-conscious times of adolescence. It is crucial to lay a good foundation for the longevity of a patient’s smile, and our friendly staff helps children and adolescents establish good habits early.
With every young patient, we seek to establish a good relationship characterized by the child or adolescent feeling comfortable with the dentist and staff, and feeling a sense of partnership in their oral care. Our dental staff will provide vital preventative education and teach your child or adolescent how to care for their teeth.
Parents play a vital role in establishing the early dental hygiene habits of their children. At our office, we seek to empower parents by showing them how to help their child care for his or her smile, and by equipping parents with important dental care information. We educate parents in recognizing warning signs of dental issues, such as crooked teeth, or the spread of tooth decay, which is often linked with diet. We are happy to provide guidance for any oral health questions and concerns parents may have.
Dentistry for Children
Children are continually growing, and their teeth and gums have different needs than an adult. Our family dentists will be able to identify child-specific oral conditions and take the appropriate action to avoid complex needs or emergencies later on.
At 63rd Street Dental, we do this by offering essential services during each check-up, like:
- Comprehensive exams
- Gentle cleanings
- Oral hygiene education for child and parent
- Nutritional counseling
- Fluoride treatments
- Low-radiation digital x-rays
- Protective sealants
- Sport guards
Our friendly staff knows how important it is for a child to feel comfortable when visiting the dentist’s office. As an experienced family practice, we enjoy working with children of all needs and backgrounds. We want your child’s visit at our New York office to be something that they look forward to!
Is your son or daughter’s first tooth coming in? Then it’s time for their first checkup! Call us today to get started.