The pediatric dentists at our Upper West Side dentist office are specialists in the dental needs of children from birth through adolescence. In addition to being excellent dentists, they're also great with kids! We maintain a friendly, caring atmosphere in our office, and we are gentle with your teeth. After visiting the New York Dental Specialty Group, your kids will learn that the dentist is nothing to be scared of!
Maintaining good oral health and hygiene is essential for children and adults. Our pediatric dentists help your children get off to a healthy start, beginning with proper maintenance and care of the baby teeth. Healthy baby teeth maintained with regular exams at our dentist office are instrumental in facilitating good chewing habits, proper speech production, and correct placement for permanent teeth.
What else does the pediatric dentist do?
Education - Children need to understand how to take good care of their teeth. Our pediatric dentists educate your children using models and child-friendly technology, emphasizing the importance of keeping teeth strong and healthy! Also, they answer parent questions and can give advice about disease prevention, trauma prevention, good eating habits, and dental care at home.
Monitoring growth – By scheduling regular dental exams and cleanings with our pediatric dentists, we can continuously track the growth and development of your child's teeth. This means that we can anticipate and prevent any dental problems before they worsen.
Prevention – We can help parents and children establish good eating and oral care habits to help prevent tooth decay. In addition to regular exams and cleanings, pediatric dentists also treat your child's teeth with dental sealants and topical fluoride, which can help fight off tooth decay.
Intervention – In some cases, pediatric dentists may discuss the possibility of early oral treatments with parents. They can diagnose problems such as a misaligned bite, grinding teeth, or injury to the teeth early and recommend a treatment plan.
If you have questions or concerns about pediatric dentistry, please contact our Upper West Side dentist office at (212)799-5310.