A healthy smile is essential for patients throughout every stage of life. At PDA Dental, we are delighted to offer expert dental care for all members of your family, including infants, children, and teens. Our pediatric dentist and staff are uniquely qualified to care for your children's smiles beginning early in life and have the specialized training needed to address the dental concerns that may occur throughout their development and as they grow. As a gentle, caring team, we also excel at providing positive, fun dental experiences while engraining healthy habits that will serve your children for life. When your children visit our relaxing, comfortable office, we will evaluate their oral health for any concerns, tooth eruption and jaw growth, and show them how to best brush and floss their teeth at home. For more on our pediatric and family dentistry services, get in touch with PDA Dental in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, NY today.
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Caring for your child's oral health as soon as the first tooth erupts is essential for their health and establishes the importance of dental care at an early age. Our pediatric dentist recommends bringing your child in for their first dental visit when they are 2 – 3 years old unless you have concerns prior to this timeframe. Since your child will have their baby (primary) teeth well into late childhood, it is essential that they attend dental cleaning and exam visits twice per year. Throughout adolescence, our team can provide the specialized treatment needed as the baby teeth exfoliate (fall out) and adult teeth erupt. Cavities can develop in young children so keeping up with routine dental visits and good home care efforts can help keep your child's smile in the best of health.
What to Expect
When your child visits PDA Dental for routine care, our pediatric dentist will evaluate for cavities, gingivitis, broken or damaged teeth, and developmental concerns and will examine the eruption pattern of their teeth. Wisdom teeth positioning and the potential for orthodontic treatment will also be monitored as they grow. Our board-certified pediatric dentist can also treat any restorative or other concerns that arise concerning your child's oral health. During routine visits, we will show your child proper brushing and flossing techniques and may recommend fluoride treatments and sealants to minimize the risk of tooth decay. Other concerns, such as thumb-sucking, teeth grinding, and protecting your child's mouth during sports, can also be discussed during these visits.
Any treatment needs identified during your child's routine care visits will be reviewed with you by our pediatric dentist. After presenting treatment options, we can help you decide on the appropriate care for your child's oral health and schedule any follow-up treatment accordingly. Since prevention and early intervention is key among patients of all ages, we will personalize your child's care and oral hygiene instructions to help them enjoy optimal oral health and wellness.
Many pediatric and family dentistry services are covered under dental insurance plans. Nonetheless, our business team will contact your insurance company to determine coverage and help you maximize your benefits. As a leading New York City family dentistry practice, we strive to make treatment affordable and convenient and accept an array of flexible payment options for any out-of-pocket expenses.
Pediatric Dental Care
Keep your child's smile in the best of health with pediatric dental care personalized to their unique oral health needs. Taking a preventive approach early in your child's life can minimize their future needs and establish the importance of good oral hygiene habits. PDA Dental looks forward to partnering with you to help your children enjoy a lifetime of happy and healthy smiles. To reserve a visit for your child at our Financial District in Lower Manhattan, NY practice, contact our friendly team today.