Pediatric Dentistry

Your Child’s First Visit

No matter what your experience has been in the past, this is an opportunity to help your child to "get off on the right foot". When talking to your child, treat the future visit in a positive, excited fashion. Be honest with your child, but be careful not to alarm your child with discomforting thoughts if you have not yet learned about our special approach. It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as needle, pull, drill or hurt.

Fluoride Treatment

When the element fluoride is used in small amounts on a routine basis it helps to prevent tooth decay. It encourages "remineralization," a strengthening of weak areas on the teeth. These spots are the beginning of cavity formation. Fluoride is present in many different foods, as well as dental products such as toothpastes and mouth rinses, however there is no fluoride present in the Suffolk County water supply.

Mouthguards

If your child participates in organized sports or recreational activities, there's always the risk of injury, including to the mouth. A properly fitted mouthguard or mouth protector can help protect your childs smile. It is an important piece of athletic gear.

Nitrous Oxide

Most patients are comfortable and confident in the dental office. Sometimes, however, a patient feels anxious during treatment. The patient may need more support than a gentle, caring manner to feel comfortable.