Pediatric Dentistry Riverhead, Roslyn and Nesconset, NY

Bella Smiles welcomes children to our family-friendly dentist office locations in Riverhead, Nesconset, and Roslyn, NY. Our doctors provide dentistry for children to keep their mouths healthy, comfortable, and functioning properly. Pediatric Dentistry is a general dental service available in our Long Island, NY, dental offices.

Our pediatric dentists look forward to meeting your child and will make every effort to make them feel comfortable. Our main goal with young patients is to help them develop excellent long-term oral health. We do this by teaching them the proper ways to clean their teeth, make sure their teeth develop normally, and quickly treating dental problems. As a family dental practice, we provide convenient care for today’s busy families.

Pediatric Dental Services for Growing Smiles

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Our family dentists and the Bella Smiles dental care team will focus on everything your child needs to achieve good oral health. We will address everything from preventive dental care to orthodontics and dental emergencies.

Children’s dental services includes:

Your child should begin visiting the dentist once their primary teeth have begun to erupt or by their first birthday. This may seem too early. However, these visits enable us to look for early signs of dental concerns. Such concerns may affect their speech development, and eating habits, and lead to additional problems.

We will take these opportunities to teach you how to care for your child’s teeth at every stage of their growth. Getting to know your child on a personal level will also help us make them feel comfortable at each visit. Our goal is to teach each child the importance of good oral health and make sure they are comfortable at each visit. This will help them maintain good oral health for their entire lives.

Preventing 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 a major issue affecting children. The goal of pediatric dentistry is to prevent this and help children maintain their oral health. Our dental team will teach you and your child the proper brushing and flossing techniques to help prevent tooth decay. Additionally, we will offer advice on how parents can help their children avoid cavities.

We suggest all children get dental sealants once their molars erupt. The dentist will apply a sealant gel to the crowns and surfaces of those back teeth. The gel will harden as it dries. This adds an extra layer of protection from bacteria that causes tooth decay.

Help your child maintain their natural smile

Maintain your child’s primary teeth (baby teeth) until they fall out naturally. Doing so will prevent many dental health concerns. Primary teeth help your child learn how to chew food properly and helps with speech development.

  • 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

Once their molars erupt, we will place dental sealants on the biting surfaces to help avoid cavities. Cavities and decay will affect the integrity of their teeth in the future.

Schedule A Dental Exam for Your Child Today

Bella Smiles provides dentistry for children at our Riverhead, Roslyn, and Nesconset dental offices. Enjoy the convenience of taking your entire family to the dentist in one day. We can treat patients of all ages at our state-of-the-art family dental practices. Call our Nesconset location at (631) 228-8780, our Riverhead office at (631) 574-3898, and our Roslyn office at (516) 217-6668.