Children’s Dentistry

Custom Treatments for Children’s Smiles

In the early years of your child’s life, you have plenty to be concerned about and keep track of. Sometimes, visiting the dentist doesn’t make it to the top of that list. However, we recommend bringing your child in for a general visit as young as two years old, and to begin a regular schedule of preventive visits soon after. Professional cleanings and exams for children not only help us teach them good hygiene practices, but also help us ensure the proper growth and development of their smiles.

Preventive Solutions for Stronger Teeth

The best way to care for your child’s smile is to prevent concerns from developing that could lead to more serious trouble later. For example, cavities (the product of tooth decay) can become serious threats to your child’s primary and permanent teeth if allowed to develop. To help keep your child’s teeth and strong and healthy, we may suggest additional preventive measures such as fluoride treatment and/or dental sealants.

Fluoride for stronger enamel

Fluoride treatment might be recommended when your child’s tooth enamel has grown weak. This protective layer around your child’s teeth is made mostly of mineral strands, which can lose their strength when exposed to the acids that are produced by harmful oral bacteria. Fluoride treatment can strengthen this enamel to better prevent bacteria from infecting your child’s tooth structure.

Sealants for additional protection

Strengthening your child’s teeth with fluoride is one way to prevent oral bacteria from infecting them. Another helpful measure: preventing oral bacteria from reaching your child’s tooth enamel at all, which can be accomplished with the help of dental sealants. These are made from clear, biocompatible acrylic and are applied to the chewing surfaces of your child’s teeth, creating a barrier between their enamel and any oral bacteria.

Better dental care for your child’s smile

Your child’s smile needs a little more care and attention during the stages of smile development. To schedule an appointment for your child, call Syosset Dental today at 516-433-2211 or 516-921-1678. We proudly serve the residents of Syosset, Long Island, Nassau, Suffolk, and all surrounding New York City communities.