You can reduce your child’s risk of cavities and gum disease by enrolling them in pediatric dentistry. At Dental Arts of Brooklyn, with an office in the Bensonhurst and Mapleton neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City, general dentist Jason Liem, DDS, and his team offer a full suite of pediatric dentistry services, including oral exams, digital X-rays, and orthodontics. Call the nearest office today and request a pediatric dentistry consultation for your child or book online.
Pediatric dentistry provides complete oral health care to children and teens.
Researchers estimate that about 50% of children have at least one cavity. Fortunately, it’s possible to reduce your child’s risk with a combination of routine check ups and good oral hygiene.
At Dental Arts of Brooklyn, the team offers various pediatric dentistry services, including:
An oral exam assesses the health of your child’s teeth, gums, tongue, and mouth. Your child’s dentist uses a handheld mirror to check for cavities and gum disease and takes a series of X-rays.
Teeth cleaning removes plaque –– a mixture of food particles, saliva, and bacteria –– from beneath your child’s gums and the surfaces of their teeth. It’s important to schedule professional teeth cleaning every six months, even if your child brushes and flosses daily. Dentists are trained to access hard-to-reach areas where plaque and tartar collect.
Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel. Applying fluoride to your child’s teeth reduces the risk of cavities and helps their enamel stay strong.
If your child has a cavity, their Dental Arts of Brooklyn provider removes the decaying enamel with a hard tissue dental laser. Then, they fill the hole in your child’s tooth with resin, restoring it to its near-original size and appearance.
Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue characterized by red, swollen, or bleeding gums. The team at Dental Arts of Brooklyn offers several types of treatment for gum disease, including scaling and root planing, and antibiotic therapy.
Sealants are plastic coverings applied to your child’s tooth enamel. They keep harmful bacteria at bay, providing an extra layer of defense for your child’s teeth.
Every child has unique needs. The team can determine what treatments will most benefit your little one.
At Dental Arts of Brooklyn, the team recommends that children have their first dental appointment shortly after they turn one or within a month of their first baby tooth coming in –– whichever happens first.
Teaching your child about the importance of good oral hygiene from an early age can instill good habits in them for years to come.
Call the nearest Dental Arts of Brooklyn office to request a pediatric dentistry consultation for your child today or book online.