Pediatric Dentistry Services at Woodbury Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Woodbury Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics offers full-service dentistry for young patients. From infants to children, to young adults, we provide everything from routine cleanings, fluoride treatments, and exams to orthodontic care.
Baby’s First Checkup
Primary teeth or “baby teeth” usually first appear between 6-12 months of age. It is very important that primary teeth are kept in place until they fall out naturally. Primary or “baby teeth” are important to help children learn to speak clearly and chew naturally. They also help in forming a path where permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to come in. Getting an early start in regular dental care is an important step on the road to teaching your child healthy life habits.
Routine General Check-ups
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental check-up at least twice a year. Some children may need more frequent dental visits if they are at an increased risk for tooth decay, have unusual oral growth patterns or poor oral hygiene.
During your child’s routine cleanings and exams, your child’s teeth will be professionally cleaned in a gentle manner. Fluoride treatments may be applied, and if the child is due or if recommended, X-Rays may be needed. The doctors at Woodbury Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics will evaluate your child’s oral health, provide education on the importance of preventative care, and discuss a dental hygiene routine to maintain a healthy smile for years to come.
All of the doctors and staff at Woodbury Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics have extensive training, knowledge, and experience in treating children with all special needs. For patients who have medical, physical or emotional special needs, parents can be rest-assured knowing they are in good hands. We encourage parents to be open and discuss any specific questions they may have regarding their children. In addition, our practice is proud to have extensive experience and success in treating patients with autism.
The American Dental Association projects that 1/3 of dental injuries are sports related and using a mouth guard can prevent more than 200,000 injuries to the mouth each year. Mouth guards can prevent chipped/broken teeth, fractured crowns, bridgework, lip and cheek injuries, root damage to the teeth, fractured jaws and even concussions. No matter what age you or your child are, a mouthguard is essential for athletes. Woodbury Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is pleased to discuss and offer the fabrication of custom mouth guards to children and young adults who play physical contact sports.
The doctors and staff at Woodbury Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics will discuss the importance of preventative care with you and your child. They will go over proper brushing technique, dental development, flossing, fluoride, healthy oral habits, orthodontics, parent involvement, proper diet, sealants, and sports safety. With preventative dentistry, your child can maintain a healthy smile, chew more easily and gain more nutrients from the foods they eat. They will learn to speak more quickly and clearly and have better overall health (because disease in the mouth can endanger the rest of the body). Healthy mouths are more attractive, giving children more confidence in their appearance. Finally, preventative dentistry means less extensive, less expensive and less painful treatments for your child.
Our office has a pediatric dentist and orthodontist on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the event of an emergency, call our office at 516.921.0400.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment or learning more about the pediatric services provided by our practice, please call our office at 516.921.0400 or fill out the form on this page to speak with a patient care coordinator.