Preventive Visit Specialist

Pediatric Dentists NYC, PC -  - Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric Dentists NYC, PC

Pediatric Dentists located in New York, NY & Brooklyn, NY

Having a routine preventive visit is essential for your child's oral health. At our offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY, we provide comprehensive preventive care based on each child's unique needs to ensure a lifetime of good oral health.

Preventive Visits Details

What is preventive care?

Preventive care includes all the procedures and treatments that are used to keep teeth healthy and prevent decay, infection and other issues that can damage teeth and gums. Routine dental visits are an important part of preventive care, enabling the dentist to identify problems in their earliest stages so they can be treated right away. Dental sealants are also important, filling in grooves and pits that can trap bacteria and increase the likelihood of decay. And of course, making sure your child knows how to brush and floss properly is also an important part of dental care, ensuring your child can have a healthy, beautiful smile as they get older.

What happens during a preventive visit?

During the first part of the visit, your child's teeth will be carefully cleaned and the hygienist will note any areas that could indicate a problem with brushing or flossing, like a buildup of plaque or tartar or red or swollen gums. The hygienist can also review proper brushing and flossing techniques with your child, demonstrating them in the office so your child understands the best way to care for his or her teeth. Next, the dentist will perform a comprehensive evaluation of teeth and gums, looking for signs of decay or disease. X-rays may also be taken to evaluate the health of your child's teeth, and sealants may be applied as needed. Once the exam is complete, the dentist will review the results and discuss treatment options needed to keep your child's teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

How often should my child see the dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends checkups every six months to check for signs of cavities and other issues that may develop as your child grows.

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