Bella Smiles welcomes children to our family-friendly dentist office locations in Riverhead, Nesconset, and Roslyn, NY. Dr. Sal Lotardo, Dr. Diana Pop, and Dr. John Caesar offer dentistry for children to keep their smiles healthy, comfortable, and functioning properly. Pediatric Dentistry is a general dentistry service we provide to the public in Long Island, NY.
Our pediatric dentists look forward to meeting your child and promise to make every effort to make them feel comfortable. Our main goal with young patients is to help them develop long-term oral health. We do this by teaching them the proper ways to clean their teeth, making sure they are developing normally, and treating problems if they exist.
As a family dental practice, we provide convenient care for today’s busy families.
Pediatric Dental Services for Growing Smiles
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:
- Dental exams and cleanings
- Orthodontic Services
- Dental fillings
- Invisalign Clear Braces
- Dental sealants
- Sports mouthguards
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:
- 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
It is important to 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 to learn to chew food properly and help with speech development.
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 their Riverhead, Roslyn, or Nesconset, NY offices. This service allows our families to enjoy the convenience of having their entire family treated in one visit. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped to treat patients of all ages. Call our Nesconset location at (631) 228-8780, our Riverhead office at (631) 574-3898, and our Roslyn office at (516) 217-6668 to book your dentist appointment.