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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry in New York City

Access Top Quality Children’s Dental Services

Keeping your child’s teeth healthy is an important step in their overall development. By establishing a dental routine early in life, pediatric dentists will help set them up for a lifetime of good oral health. The sooner children establish a healthy dental routine and a positive association with the dentist, the healthier their smiles will be. We believe that when children have a healthy smile, they will be better set up for success in a variety of other areas. Oral health is considered the window to your overall health, and practicing good dental hygiene will not only prevent cavities and tooth decay, but can even prevent heart disease and other health complications. Our pediatric dentists, Dr. Robert N. Goldsmith and Dr. Jessica Lynch, understand that no child is the same. Our team prides ourselves on providing special care and attention to each child that enters our office.

Some of the services we offer include:

Benefits of Seeing a Pediatric Dentist in NYC

Visiting a specialized pediatric dentist offers several benefits for children's oral health and overall dental experience. Here are some of the key advantages:

  • Expertise in child-specific dental care: Pediatric dentists undergo additional training beyond dental school, focusing on the unique oral health needs of infants, children, and adolescents. They are knowledgeable about the development of primary and permanent teeth, oral habits, and age-specific dental issues. Their expertise enables them to provide specialized care tailored to children's dental needs.
  • Child-friendly environment: Pediatric dental offices are designed to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for children. They are often decorated with bright colors, playful themes, and child-friendly furniture, which helps reduce anxiety and make dental visits more enjoyable. The dental staff in pediatric practices are trained to work with children, making the experience more child-centered and less intimidating.
  • Preventive care and education: Pediatric dentists emphasize the importance of preventive dental care and educate both children and parents about maintaining good oral hygiene habits. They provide guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques, nutrition, fluoride treatments, and the prevention of dental issues like cavities and gum disease. By instilling good oral hygiene habits early on, pediatric dentists help children develop a foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
  • Early detection and intervention: Regular visits to a pediatric dentist allow for early detection of dental problems. Pediatric dentists can identify issues such as cavities, misaligned teeth, bite problems, and developmental abnormalities at an early stage. Early intervention can help prevent the progression of dental problems and minimize the need for extensive treatments in the future.

Overall, visiting a specialized pediatric dentist ensures that children receive age-appropriate, gentle, and comprehensive dental care. It promotes a positive attitude towards oral health, encourages preventive practices, and sets the foundation for a lifetime of good dental habits. Call to schedule an appointment with our NYC pediatric dentist today.

To learn more about our other services and get your child the compassionate New York City pediatric dental care they deserve, call West Side Kids Dental at (844) 910-3557 or contact us online.

Commonly Asked Questions

At what age should my child start seeing a pediatric dentist?

It is recommended that children start seeing a pediatric dentist around the age of 1 or within 6 months after their first tooth erupts. Early dental visits help establish a dental routine and allow the dentist to monitor the child's oral health as they grow.

How often should my child visit a pediatric dentist?

It is generally recommended that children visit a pediatric dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings. However, the frequency may vary depending on the child's oral health needs. The dentist will provide specific recommendations based on the child's individual circumstances.

What can I expect during my child's first dental visit?

During your child's first dental visit, the dentist will perform a gentle examination of their mouth and teeth. They will check for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or other dental issues. The dentist will also provide guidance on oral hygiene practices and answer any questions you may have.

What are some tips for maintaining my child's oral health at home?

Some tips for maintaining your child's oral health at home include brushing their teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and encouraging a healthy diet low in sugary foods and drinks. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are also essential for optimal oral health.

Why Parents Trust Us & Kids Love Us
  • Little-to-No Wait Times for Busy Parents
  • Focused On Creating Positive Dental Experiences
  • Board Certified Pediatric Dentists
  • State-Of-the Art Equipment and Cutting Edge Technology

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