Pediatric Dentistry Roslyn, NY

Pediatric Dentistry An Overview

Caring for your child’s smile early on is important for establishing healthy lifelong habits. Children who practice good oral hygiene and visit the dentist at least twice a year tend to experience lower rates of tooth decay and oral disease.

Bella Smiles Roslyn is a pediatric dentist serving families in Roslyn, NY. The American Dental Association and Dr. Diana Pop recommend to bring your child in for their first dental visit as soon as their primary teeth begin to erupt, or by the age of 1. Early dentist office visits help them establish a positive relationship with visiting the dentist and sets a foundation for oral health. Dr. Pop and our dental care team focus on age-appropriate patient education and disease prevention to help your child enjoy their best smile.

How To Prevent Pediatric Tooth Decay

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry estimates that over 50% of first-graders and 80% of 17-year-olds have cavities.

Tooth decay is prevalent oral health concern that affects children of all ages. Preventing tooth decay is essential for helping your child maintain their natural smile. Dr. Pop helps children look proper brushing and flossing techniques and can offer personalized advice on how parents can encourage their children to brush.

Children prone to tooth decay may consider dental sealants. Sealant gel is a topical application that Dr. Pop applies to the crowns and surfaces of teeth. The gel hardens as it dries and helps to protect the teeth from bacteria build-up that causes tooth decay.

Help your child maintain their natural smile:

  • Brushing teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste (over age 2)
  • Flossing once a day
  • Limiting sugary drinks and beverages
  • Following recommended guidelines for nursing, bottle and sippy cup use

Maintaining your child’s primary teeth (baby teeth) until they are lost naturally can help prevent future dental health concerns. Primary teeth help your child develop speech and are necessary for allowing your child to eat a nutritious diet.

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If you are looking for a dentist office that offers pediatric dentistry in Roslyn, NY, consider Dr. Diana Pop as the dentist for your whole family. Enjoy the convenience that a family dentist offers and feel comfortable knowing that you’ll receive comprehensive, advanced dental care in a state-of-the-art facility.
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Pediatric Dentistry What to Expect

Pediatric Dental Services

Bella Smiles Roslyn offers patients the unique advantages of family dentistry. Parents are able to bring their children to the dentist early on so they can desensitize them to the sights and sounds of a dentist office. Early development visits to the dentist can help establish a comfortable and enjoyable relationship with the dentist.

Our staff is compassionate and warm and loves working with children. We make every effort to ensure the comfort and safety of our young patients. We help build their confidence through encouragement and patient education.

Pediatric Dentistry services can include:

During your child’s dental checkup, we will make any recommendations for treatment and discuss your child’s oral health needs with you and your child.