It’s no surprise that kids (and adults) fear the dentist. With all the equipment and procedures, not to mention references in pop culture, it can certainly be a little intimidating. But we don’t want you or your children to feel afraid!
That’s why we teamed up with NYMetro Parents in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month to help demystify the dentist – so you know what you can expect during your visit with us.
Routine dental visits (every six months) help us gauge your child’s overall dental health. During this time, your child’s teeth will be cleaned, we’ll review proper brushing and flossing techniques, discuss oral hygiene and apply a topical fluoride treatment to protect against cavities. This is also the time for us to spot potential problems early, so that your child will need minimal interventions later in life. As Dr. Marc states in the article, “Parents should get [their kids] to the dentist early so we can help treat and coach them at an early age.”
X-rays are sometimes needed to spot things the eye can’t see. These X-rays take images of your child’s jaw and tooth structure and can show us if there are any cavities or abnormalities. They also help us track teeth progression. At Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dental, we take radiation dosages very seriously and even have digital X-ray machines. These machines allow for over a 50 percent reduction of radiation exposure and produce instant, high-quality images for our viewing. Learn more about our holistic dentistry services here!
Fillings are needed when a cavity is found, to fill the hole and block bacteria. Our tooth-colored composite fillings can be done in one visit! Once the decay is removed, the tooth is filled with the composite material which immediately hardens.
For further insight into laser treatment and braces, be sure to check out the full article, below!
Adelberg Montalvan specializes in caring for children’s teeth in a comfortable and welcoming environment, in three different Long Island locations. We understand that kids may fear the unknown, which is why we understand that what we do impacts the child’s life forever – so we try to make things fun!