Preventative Pediatric Dentistry in Roslyn Heights
Dental Associates for Kids Only, LLP offers preventative care for children, including comprehensive oral evaluations in Roslyn Heights, NY. To learn more and make an appointment for your child, call 516-625-3806.
What Is a Comprehensive Oral Evaluation?
A comprehensive oral evaluation allows the pediatric dentist to track a child’s dental development and discover potential problems. The dentist thoroughly examines the child’s mouth, head, and neck to detect abnormalities.
Benefits of Comprehensive Oral Evaluations
Discover Problems Early
When pediatric dentists perform regular oral examinations, they can pinpoint problems before they turn severe. The dentist can quickly address decay, gum problems, and possible oral abnormalities.
Educate Children and Parents About Home Care and Nutrition
Pediatric dentists are the most qualified professionals in educating your children about home care. Brushing, flossing, and fluoride use need emphasis. Parents must also know how to structure their child’s diet to maximize oral health.
Build a Trusting Bond
Pediatric dentists have special techniques to help children feel relaxed and at home. When the dentist spends time with your child, they will develop a warm relationship. The child will come to see the dentist as a friendly helper and not as a cause for fear.
Why Choose Dental Associates for Kids Only, LLP?
We are devoted to children’s dental needs. Our staff treats children with care and compassion and works to reduce the chance that they will develop dental anxiety. We expertly provide routine and emergent care for our young patients. We work closely with parents to answer their questions and provide vital home care information.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Comprehensive Oral Evaluations for Children
Why do I need to bring my baby to the dentist starting at the age of six months?
Six months is the age when the first teeth often begin to erupt. Pediatric dentists now recommend oral exams starting when the teeth first emerge. This practice enables the dentist to fully understand the child’s oral development early on and build a trusting bond with the child.
How is a comprehensive pediatric dental exam different from an adult exam?
They are essentially the same. Children receive the same level of detailed screening as adults. The appointment generally also includes a cleaning and X-rays when appropriate. Older children may receive dental sealants to prevent cavities in the molars.
Are dental X-rays safe for children?
Today’s digital X-rays or radiographs use 50 percent less radiation than in the past. They provide excellent-quality images and enable better communication between the parent and the dentist.
How should I care for my child’s teeth at home?
Today, pediatric dentists recommend using a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste to clean a baby’s teeth as soon as they emerge. Use an age-appropriate toothbrush. Brush twice a day, flossing once daily. Avoid letting your baby take a bottle of milk or juice to bed. Give them only water at night.
Call Dental Associates for Kids Only, LLP
Children need regular dental appointments starting in infancy, including comprehensive oral evaluations. Our pediatric dentists make our office a warm and welcoming environment for children and their parents. To learn more and make an appointment for your child, call 516-625-3806.