Routine pediatric dentistry checkups can keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy for years to come. At Nassau Dental Spa in Franklin Square, New York, cosmetic and general dentist Nina Babayev, DDS, and the team offer various pediatric dentistry services to children and teens, including oral exams, teeth cleanings, sealants, and orthodontics. Call Nassau Dental Spa to request a pediatric dentistry appointment for your child, or book one online today.
Pediatric dentistry is an oral health subspecialty that provides complete care for children and teens. If you have kids, routine checkups can provide peace of mind and alert you to potentially serious problems.
The Nassau Dental Spa team offers various pediatric dentistry services:
An oral exam assesses the health of your child’s teeth and gums. Your child’s dentist checks for common problems like cavities, tooth decay, and oral abscesses.
Teeth cleaning removes plaque –– a mix of food particles, bacteria, and saliva –– from the surfaces of your child’s teeth.
Fluoride is a special mineral treatment that helps strengthen your child’s tooth enamel. It can significantly reduce the risk of tooth decay.
Sealants are a type of cavity prevention. They’re thin, plastic coverings applied to the tops and sides of your child’s teeth. Once placed, the sealants prevent harmful bacteria from eating away at your child’s tooth enamel.
Tooth-colored fillings repair enamel damage caused by cavities (tooth decay). These fillings mimic the appearance of your child’s natural enamel; there’s no metal amalgam, so they're safe for kids with allergies.
If your child has a deep cavity or significant tooth damage, Nassau Dental Spa might recommend a crown. A crown restores your child’s tooth to its original shape and size.
The Nassau Dental Spa team offers several types of sedation dentistry: nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral, and IV sedation. If your child has dental anxiety or has difficulty sitting still, sedation dentistry can help them relax.
Emergency dentistry provides immediate care for potentially serious oral health problems, like severe toothaches or broken teeth. The Nassau Dental Spa team always makes time for same-day emergency dentistry appointments. If your child gets hit in the mouth and loses a permanent tooth, contact the team right away.
Orthodontics uses metal braces or removable aligners (Invisalign®) to straighten your child's teeth and/or jaw. Nassau Dental Spa uses orthodontics to correct various alignment problems, including crooked, crowded, and overlapping teeth.
Nassau Dental Spa recommends all children visit a pediatric dentist by the time their first baby tooth comes in or when they turn one year old –– whichever happens first.
Visiting the dentist from an early age teaches your little one the importance of good oral hygiene and may even help prevent dental anxiety in the future.
Call Nassau Dental Spa to request a pediatric dentistry consultation for your child, or make an appointment online today.