Routine pediatric dentistry appointments are an important part of a healthy childhood. Preventive measures like oral exams, teeth cleaning, and dental X-rays can keep your child’s teeth and gums in optimal condition for years to come. At Dr. Aaronson & Associates in New York City, the team offers a comprehensive suite of pediatric dentistry services. To make an appointment for your child at the practice in Midtown East, Manhattan, call the office today or click the online booking feature.
Pediatric dentistry provides comprehensive oral health care to children of all ages, from infants to teens. In addition to providing routine dental care, like teeth cleanings and oral exams, pediatric dentistry educates kids on the importance of oral hygiene.
By establishing brushing and flossing habits at an early age, it’s possible to reduce the risk of cavities, gum disease, and other common oral conditions.
The team at Dr. Aaronson & Associates offers a wide range of pediatric dentistry services, including:
An oral exam assesses the health of your child’s mouth. During an exam, your child’s dentist looks at their teeth, gums, the inside of their cheeks, and the roof of their mouth. If they notice anything abnormal, they can order additional tests, like X-rays or a biopsy.
X-rays use digital sensors to capture photos of your child’s jaw and tooth roots. X-rays help your child’s dentist pinpoint potentially serious conditions not visible to the eye, such as deep decay, pulp inflammation, or impacted wisdom teeth.
Teeth cleaning uses special tools to remove plaque and tartar from your child’s teeth and beneath their gums. During teeth cleaning, your child’s provider also flosses and polishes their teeth.
If your child regularly gets cavities, their dentist might recommend a fluoride treatment. Fluoride strengthens your child’s enamel, reducing the risk of decay.
If your child has difficulty keeping the teeth at the back of their mouth clean, the team at Dr. Aaronson & Associates might recommend sealants. Dental sealants are thin, plastic coverings that provide an extra layer of protection to your child’s teeth. They keep harmful bacteria at bay, reducing the risk of cavities.
If your child gets a cavity, their provider might recommend a dental filling. Fillings use composite resin or another durable material to preserve your child’s tooth enamel and prevent additional damage.
Children with crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth might benefit from treatment with Invisalign. Invisalign uses a series of removable plastic aligners to improve the position of your child’s teeth and jaw. Plus, no brackets or archwires are required.
If your child develops gum disease, like gingivitis or periodontitis, the team might recommend periodontal cleaning. Periodontal cleaning removes plaque from beneath your child’s gum line, preventing the infection from spreading.
The team at Dr. Aaronson & Associates recommends scheduling a pediatric dentistry appointment for your child as soon as they get their first baby tooth or turn one year old –– whichever happens first.
Taking your child to the dentist at an early age educates them on the importance of oral hygiene and can reduce the risk of dental anxiety or fear in the future.
Don’t wait to make a pediatric dentistry appointment for your child at Dr. Aaronson & Associates. Call the office today to speak with a friendly team member or click the online booking feature today.