Your Bronx Dentist offers comprehensive dental care for all ages. Our Bronx practice makes it simple to bring everyone to the same dentist for their care. By developing healthy relationships and providing a friendly atmosphere, we can help even the youngest of patients to avoid the risk of dental phobia, anxiety, and unnecessary oral disease.
Your child’s primary (baby) teeth aren’t as dense as their adult counterparts. By providing regular exams and preventative care, we can intercept areas of decay or infection as early as possible before they spread to adult teeth. Dr. Ebbie will screen for everything from atypical tooth development and swallowing patterns to jaw growth and enamel demineralization.
As your child grows, we’ll take periodic digital X-rays and conduct orthodontic screenings as needed. These early formative years of your child’s oral development will impact their smile’s anatomy for the decades ahead.
To keep your child’s smile healthy, we recommend scheduling a dental checkup every six months.
Protective Sealants and Fluoride Treatments
Dr. Ebbie highly recommends placing dental sealants on the chewing surfaces of adult molars (back teeth) soon after they erupt, which is usually around the ages of 6 and 12, respectively. These thin, protective barriers help to block out cavity-causing bacteria and food debris in hard-to-clean spaces. Sealants make it easier for your child to clean their teeth with a toothbrush while statistically lowering their chances of developing cavities. Best yet, sealants are non-invasive and can be completed without any anesthesia or drills.
After your child’s regular checkup, we’ll also apply a professional fluoride treatment. These applications help remineralize weak enamel to make it more resistant against cavity-causing bacteria.
Oral Hygiene for Kids
Encourage your child to brush for two minutes, twice a day. It’s important to focus along the gumlines, where plaque is heaviest. Younger children do best with small circular motions, while older teens and adults should use small back-and-forth strokes.
Cleaning between teeth is just as important as brushing. As soon as your child can tie their own shoes, they’re old enough to begin flossing on their own. Make sure your child rubs up and down against the side of each tooth at least once a day.
Your Family is Welcome Here
Looking for a family dentist in the Bronx? Your Bronx Dentist offers children’s services for all ages. Contact us today to reserve your child’s next checkup.