At Brooklyn Smile, we welcome patients of all ages and are dedicated to helping each individual enjoy good oral health. As an adult, you probably grew up understanding the importance of good oral hygiene and are very familiar with the experience of a dental appointment. Children need a little more help with establishing good habits as well as with their actual visits. We aim to create a friendly and welcoming environment for our younger patients in the Bayridge area of Brooklyn, so that they can be encouraged to keep up with their necessary dental appointments as they age.
Children normally start receiving their first teeth at around six months of age. It’s recommended that they make their first visit to the dentist around this time, or at least by their first birthday. The baby teeth usually start to fall out when children are around six or seven years old and will soon be replaced with permanent teeth.
Many people may believe that caring for the primary teeth is not that important since they will eventually be lost anyway, but the health of those teeth is very important for the healthy development of the adult teeth. For example, teeth that do not fall out when they are supposed to can interfere with the eruption of an adult tooth, potentially causing it to become impacted. Additionally, decay in a baby tooth can affect the adult tooth if the decay is left to spread, possibly leading to an infection. This is why it is very important to develop good oral hygiene habits at a young age. Children should be taught how to brush and floss their teeth properly and the importance of doing so regularly.
At Brooklyn Smile, we provide several restorative treatments for children, such as dental fillings and dental crowns. We also provide routine cleanings and dental exams. Our dentists can help with oral health education for parents who need help with teaching good habits to their children, or who want extra information on how to maintain their family’s oral health. We understand that visiting the dentist can be a scary experience for young patients, so we aim to create a calming, welcoming environment. Our practice provides sedation dentistry for patients who require it.
Visit us at Brooklyn Smile for dental treatment for the whole family in the Bayridge area of Brooklyn.