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About Our Pediatric Dental & Orthodontic Services
Our services include:
Pediatric Dental Emergencies – It’s hard not to panic when faced with a pediatric dental emergency, but our dentists are here to help. We offer extended office hours, making it easier for us to accommodate pediatric dental emergencies in Smithtown. Outside of our regular office hours, you can give us a call and you’ll be able to speak with one of our doctors, not an answering service.
Holistic Dentistry – Many parents appreciate the holistic approach we take to dentistry, emphasizing prevention over treatment. When restorative dentistry is needed, we only use non-toxic, BPA-free materials for your child’s health and safety. We believe that dental health and overall wellness are closely linked and that a healthy smile is a sign of a healthy body.
Opalescence Teeth Whitening – Many children and teens have stains on their teeth after completing orthodontic treatment. Opalescence offers a gentle, effective teeth whitening treatment for older children and teens that brightens the smile without causing painful tooth sensitivity or eroding the enamel.
Custom Mouth Guards – A custom mouth guard will protect your child’s teeth and jaw from dental trauma caused by sports injuries. The mouth guards we make at Adelberg Montalvan are superior to the ones found in stores and online, offering better protection and a more comfortable fit.
Pediatric Laser Dentistry – We offer both soft tissue and hard tissue laser dentistry in Smithtown. This means that if your child needs a frenectomy or a dental filling, we can perform the procedure pain-free without needing to give them local anesthetic injections. Laser dentistry provides children with a more comfortable experience at the dentist, reducing bleeding, noise, treatment duration, and recovery time.
Frenectomy – Our dentists offer frenectomies for tongue tie and lip tie to resolve infant feeding issues and improve speech in older children. We perform frenectomies with advanced CO2 lasers, making the procedure fast, simple, and virtually painless.
Pediatric Dental Trauma – Most people know exactly what to do when a child scrapes a knee or cuts a finger, but dental trauma is another story—it’s no wonder so many parents panic when their child knocks out a tooth. The good news is that when you call us right away and seek prompt treatment, it’s usually possible to repair any damage and restore your child’s smile.
Preventive Dentistry – As a pediatric dental practice, preventive dentistry is at the heart of what we do. Our goal is to teach your child the importance of taking care of their teeth by brushing and flossing daily and coming in for dental exams and cleanings every six months. By giving your child the tools they need to care for their teeth, we can keep their smiles healthy, avoid restorative treatments, and make visits to our office stress-free.
Sedation Dentistry – Pediatric laser dentistry has helped many children overcome their fear of dental visits, but for patients who still need a little bit of help relaxing in the dentist’s chair, we offer sedation options to keep them calm and comfortable.
Special Needs Dentistry – Our entire team has specialized training in providing care for patients with special needs. We believe in treating all of our patients with respect, dignity, and compassion and our goal is to make sure you and your child feel welcome and comfortable whenever you visit our practice.
Oral Surgery – Our in house oral surgery team provides care in our Nesconset location to children, teens and adults. Our facility has a low radiation three dimensional imaging machine to plan our surgeries. Our team can perform simple or complex extractions, place implants, evaluate pathology, expose impacted teeth and remove wisdom teeth under one roof.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Pediatric Dental Practice
What is the difference between a dentist and a pediatric dentist?
General or family dentists and pediatric dentists both graduate from dental school, but pediatric dentistry is a dental specialty, which means we go on to receive an additional two to three years of education that focuses only on the unique needs of pediatric patients. This training encompasses not only their dental needs, but also the psychology involved in helping children overcome their fears and feel comfortable at the dentist.
Should my child see a pediatric dentist?
Yes, we believe that just as most children see pediatricians for their healthcare, they should see pediatric dentists for their dental care. Specialists have more knowledge and experience, which often leads to better care. For children, pediatric dentists offer a more fun, welcoming environment. Knowing they’re someplace designed just for them is exciting and takes much of the fear out of going to the dentist.
What age should a toddler go to the dentist?
Both the American Dental Association (ADA) and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommend that toddlers begin seeing the dentist around the age of 12 months or within six months of the eruption of their first tooth, whichever comes first. This may seem early, but it’s an important step in establishing a “dental home” for your child—a relationship of trust between your child, their dentist, and you.
How often should a child see a dentist?
Children, adults, and everyone in between should see the dentist every six months for comprehensive dental exams and cleanings.
What age should you see an orthodontist?
It’s recommended that children first see an orthodontist around the age of 7. This doesn’t necessarily mean that your child will need orthodontic treatment, but it’s a good age to begin orthodontic monitoring so treatment can begin when needed. Early orthodontic treatment influences the shape of the jaw as it grows, which can make the second phase of orthodontic treatment in the teen years shorter and more effective.
Our patients say it best…
What an amazing staff. My kids were so calm and so comfortable. Dr Bennet was so knowledgeable and tentative to ours needs. Would highly recommend!RC, Massapequa, NY
What an amazing staff. My kids were so calm and so comfortable. Dr. Bennet was so knowledgeable and tentative to our needs. Would highly recommend!RC, Massapequa, NY
My daughter had two of her baby teeth removed today with Dr. Jeanine. No tears! Dr. Jeanine was exceptional; very gentle; and completely dedicated to making the experience pain free and not scary for my 7 year-old.RS, Massapequa Park, NY
Wonderful office with excellent doctors and staff!DC, Massapequa Park, NY