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Pediatric Dentistry

Did you know we have a pediatric dentist who comes into our office? When you need dental care for yourself and your children, you can get everything handled under one roof. We’re proud to offer pediatric dentistry services. 

What is Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is a branch of dentistry that primarily focuses on the oral health of children. All pediatric dentists have completed four years of dental school and an additional two years of special training in dentistry for infants, children, and teens. They’re experienced and qualified to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth from infancy through their teen years.

Treatments Pediatric Dentists Can Provide

A pediatric dentist can provide a wide variety of comprehensive oral health care services for children. These treatments can help dentists determine their risk for getting cavities and gather reports on how their teeth and jaws are developing. Some of the services you can expect are the following:

  • Preventive dental care

  • Oral health exams

  • Habit counseling

  • Orthodontics

  • Filling cavities

Why Should You Start Pediatric Dental Care?

When it comes to the oral health of your little ones, getting them started as early as possible is the best solution. Even before infants grow teeth, a dentist can examine their mouths and help prevent issues once they begin erupting. Another reason pediatric dental care is important is because it can prevent bigger issues when your child becomes older. They’ll get to learn all the best practices for taking care of their oral health early on. Without the proper care, children are at a higher risk of facing oral decay or diseases, resulting in a lifetime of complications and pain.

Getting Your Child Through Their First Dental Appointment

Naturally, young children will be frightened of going to the dentist, especially if it’s their first time visiting one. Here are some tips you can do at home to help them overcome that fear:

  • Give them some control when they’re anxious

  • Tell them what to expect

  • Be there with them

  • Make it into a fun experience

Are You Looking for an Office That Practices Pediatric Dentistry?

Parents no longer have to worry about going to a different dental practice for their children. Coliseum Dental is ready to care for the oral health of you and your little ones. Please call or text us at 212.757.3183 or send us an email with any questions!