Child Dentistry


 

YOUR CHILD'S FIRST VISIT 

The first "regular" dental visit should be just after your child’s third birthday. The first dental visit is usually short and involves very little treatment. We may ask you to sit in the dental chair and hold your child during the examination. You may also be asked to wait in the reception area during part of the visit so that a relationship can be built between your child and your dentist.

We will gently examine your child’s teeth and gums. X-rays may be taken (to reveal decay and check on the progress of your child’s permanent teeth under the gums). We may clean your child’s teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay. We will make sure your child is receiving adequate fluoride at home. Most important of all, we will review with you how to clean and care for your child’s teeth.

WHAT SHOULD I TELL MY CHILD ABOUT THEIR FIRST VISIT? 

We are asked this question many times. We suggest you prepare your child the same way you would before their first haircut or trip to the shoe store. Your child’s reaction to his first visit to the dentist may surprise you.

HERE ARE SOME FIRST VISIT TIPS 

  • Take your child for a "preview" of the office.
  • Read books with them about going to the dentist.
  • Review with them what the dentist will be doing at the time of the first visit.
  • Speak positively about your own dental experiences.

DURING YOUR FIRST VISIT THE DENTIST WILL

  • Examine your mouth, teeth and gums.
  • Evaluate adverse habits like thumb sucking.
  • Check to see if you need fluoride.
  • Teach you about cleaning your teeth and gums.
  • Suggest a schedule for regular dental visits.

WHAT ABOUT PREVENTIIVE CARE? 

Tooth decay and children no longer have to go hand in hand. At our office we are most concerned with all aspects of preventive care. We use the latest in dental sealant technology to protect your child’s teeth. Dental sealants are space-age plastics that are bonded to the chewing surfaces of decay-prone back teeth. This is just one of the ways we will set the foundation for your child’s lifetime of good oral health.

CAVITY PREVENTION 

Most of the time cavities are due to a diet high in sugary foods and a lack of brushing. Limiting sugar intake and brushing regularly, of course, can help. The longer it takes your child to chew their food and the longer the residue stays on their teeth, the greater the chances of getting cavities.

Every time someone eats, an acid reaction occurs inside their mouth as the bacteria digests the sugars. This reaction lasts approximately 20 minutes. During this time the acid environment can destroy the tooth structure, eventually leading to cavities.

Consistency of a person’s saliva also makes a difference; thinner saliva breaks up and washes away food more quickly. When a person eats diets high in carbohydrates and sugars they tend to have thicker saliva, which in turn allows more of the acid-producing bacteria that can cause cavities.

TIPS FOR CAVITY PREVENTION 

  • Limit frequency of meals and snacks.
  • Encourage brushing, flossing and rinsing.
  • Watch what your child drinks.
  • Avoid giving your child sticky foods.
  • Make treats part of meals.
  • Choose nutritious snacks.

The first baby teeth that come into the mouth are the two bottom front teeth. You will notice this when your baby is about 6-8 months old. Next to follow will be the 4 upper front teeth and the remainder of your baby’s teeth will appear periodically. They will usually appear in pairs along the sides of the jaw until the child is about 2 1/2 years old.

At around 2 1/2 years old your child should have all 20 teeth. Between the ages of 5 and 6 the first permanent teeth will begin to erupt. Some of the permanent teeth replace baby teeth and some don’t. Don’t worry if some teeth are a few months early or late as all children are different.

Baby teeth are important as they not only hold space for permanent teeth but they are important to chewing, biting, speech and appearance. For this reason it is important to maintain a healthy diet and daily hygiene.

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Located in the heart of the Financial District, Pearl Dental offers New Yorkers a comprehensive array of dental services. From general dentistry, such as teeth cleaning and same day crown fittings, to cosmetic procedures, including Invisalign, teeth whitening, and computer-guided surgery; Pearl Dental provides the highest level of dental care.

Proudly serving patients on Wall Street since 1976, the dentists at Pearl Dental believe in providing minimally invasive, comprehensive dentistry while maintaining a partnership with their patients to improve lifelong health. The skilled providers offer a host of dental services for the entire family under one roof. The convenient Lower Manhattan location also makes Pearl Dental the perfect choice for quick and professional service during the workweek.

Offering the latest technologies with old-fashioned charm, Pearl Dental exceeds expectations both in the office and online.

Patients can take a virtual tour of the office, read up on the most innovative dental treatments, and keep up to date with the clinic's blog. Pearl Dental also offers a discounted membership program to those without dental insurance as well as a referral rewards program for patients who bring friends to the practice.

From wisdom teeth extractions and root canal therapies to implants and veneers, Pearl Dental satisfies all your dental needs. Call or schedule an appointment online with one of their four board-certified practitioners.

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For more information on our insurance plans, please call the office. Pearl Dental NYC accepts Care Credit, we have our own payment plan, and we have our own office discount dental insurance plan.

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CareCredit is a flexible patient payment program, specifically designed for healthcare expenses, that makes it easier for you to get the treatment or procedures you want and need. CareCredit is ideal for co-payments, deductibles, treatment and procedures not covered by insurance, and can be used at over 35,000 practices nationwide, including Pearl Dental NYC.   

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Pearl Dental NYC offers a Patient Dental Program- a dental savings plan of $395 a year for those without dental insurance. Click here for more information. 

 

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