Preventative Pediatric Dentistry in Roslyn Heights
Dental Associates for Kids Only, LLP provides Preventative Pediatric Dentistry services in Roslyn Heights, NY. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 516-625-3806.
What is Preventative Pediatric Dentistry?
When it comes to dental care, you can either be reactive or proactive. The latter reduces the chance of needing more advanced dental practices. That’s what preventative pediatric dentistry is all about.
Starting at an early age, children should begin to see their dentist and get comfortable with the experience. By coming back for visits every six months, with cleanings and oral evaluations, plaque and tartar won’t have a chance to thrive – and that means a reduction in cavities and further tooth decay. Though, it is important to note that oral health is more than just cleanings. Preventative dentistry involves engaging kids in their oral hygiene and educating them on the proper techniques – and the importance – of caring for their teeth. Giving them the skills they need at an early age to maintain their oral health can lead to lifelong habits.
Benefits of Preventative Pediatric Dentistry
Taking a proactive approach to your child’s dental health can come with some rewards, including:
- A healthy mouth
- Better overall health and wellbeing
- An understanding of good hygiene habits early on
- A decreased need for restorative dentistry
- Better nutrition
- Keep teeth free from plaque buildup – and further dental issues
The procedures offered for preventative care at Dental Associates for Kids Only, LLP., include those that keep the teeth clean and free of plaque buildup as a means of reducing the need for more serious treatments. We offer:
- Silver diamine fluoride (SDF), applied to cavities to stop tooth decay immediately.
- Comprehensive oral evaluations starting at 6 months of age.
- Dental cleanings to remove tartar and plaque, including polishing
- Fluoride treatment as an extra layer of protection against tooth decay.
- Dental sealants to prevent cavities.
Why Choose Dental Associates for Kids Only, LLP?
At Dental Associates for Kids Only, LLP, we want our young patients to look forward to their dental visits. That’s why we work hard to provide a welcoming space that is comfortable, calm, and full of compassion. But we don’t just want to treat dental issues – our goal is to keep issues from appearing in the first place! So, we take our time to answer questions or address concerns so that each patient feels confident when leaving our office.
Preventive and Diagnostic Services
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is prevention so important in dentistry?
Prevention helps you maintain a healthy mouth free from plaque build-up and decay. Oral health plays a big role in your overall health.
What are the different components of preventive pediatric dentistry?
Routine dental exams and cleanings are very important, but at-home oral hygiene and a healthy diet are also important factors in maintaining good oral health.
How often should my child see the dentist?
It is recommended that kids – and adults, too – see their dentist for a cleaning and comprehensive oral evaluation every 6 months. The first visit should be around one year of age.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 516-625-3806.