Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Lake Success Dental Care

Dentists located in New Hyde Park, NY

The board certified dentists at Lake Success Dental Care take pride in delivering pediatric dentistry services with a gentle, child-friendly touch. Located in New Hyde Park, New York, Lake Success Dental Care offers a complete scope of pediatric dentistry services, from dental cleanings to sealants.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

Lake Success Dental Care

When should children have their first dental check-up?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that children have their teeth examined by a dentist every six months by the age of one. We know that children can be anxious about visiting the dentist, especially the first time. But rest assured that the dentists and hygienists at Lake Success Dental Care are experienced at putting children at ease, whether they’re receiving a routine cleaning or having a cavity filled.

What are the most important services a pediatric dentist provides?

In addition to providing thorough cleanings and exams to prevent tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease, the dentist assesses your child’s teeth alignment and offers preventive services, such as X-rays, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and custom mouthguards for athletes and those participating in recreational sports.

Do you have any self-care tips for helping maintain my child’s oral health at home?

Yes. The team at Lake Success Dental Care offer the following tips:

  • Brush teeth at least twice daily. For younger children, consider turning this routine into a game; brush along with your son or daughter. Also, set a timer and make sure that brushing takes at least two minutes.
  • Floss daily. Young children will need you to floss for them.
  • Thumb-sucking and pacifiers. Babies suck for comfort which is totally natural and isn’t harmful, provided they stop as soon as their front teeth start to break through the gums. Sucking at this point can cause problems with growth and teeth alignment.
  • Alleviate teething pain. Teething. This can be achieved by gently rubbing your baby’s gums with either a clean finger, cold small metal spoon, or wet gauze.
  • Adhere to a balanced, low-sugar diet. Good nutrition is crucial for proper bone, gum, and teeth development. Also, avoid or at least limit sugars and starches which promote tooth decay.