Pediatric Dentistry

Your child won’t keep his or her first teeth forever, but that doesn’t mean those tiny pearly whites don’t need conscientious care. Maintaining your child’s dental health now will provide health benefits well into adulthood, as primary (baby) teeth serve some extremely important functions.

For one thing, primary teeth serve as guides for the eruption of permanent (adult) teeth, holding the space into which these new teeth will erupt. The crowns (tops) of the permanent teeth actually push against the roots of the baby teeth, causing them to resorb, or melt away. In this way, the adult teeth can take their proper place. What’s more, your child’s primary teeth will be there for most of childhood, helping your child to bite, chew and speak. For the first six or so years, he or she will be relying on primary teeth exclusively to perform these important functions. Until around age 12, your child will have a mix of primary and permanent teeth. You will want to make sure those teeth stay healthy and are lost naturally — when it’s time.

Our Child’s First Visit

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child see a dentist by his/her first birthday. Though this may sound early, learning proper pediatric oral hygiene techniques, checking for cavities, and watching for developmental problems is extremely important.

There are a number of forms of tooth decay that can affect babies and small children. Early Childhood Caries (tooth decay) can develop rapidly, progressing from the hard, outer enamel layer of a tooth into the softer, inner dentin in six months or less. Most of all, it’s important for your child to have a positive experience at the dental office as he/she will be a regular visitor for years to come.

Special Offers for New Patients can not be combined. Offers are valid for a period of 60 days.

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Focused Exam and X-Rays for $100

Dental insurance isn't required to care for your teeth and gums. Call our office right away if you are in pain or have sensitivities.

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Consultation on Cosmetics and Implants is free.

You are deserving of a Hollywood grin! We are glad to provide complimentary cosmetic or implant dental consultations. Please contact us right away!

CONTACT US

(718) 948-7103
3585 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10308

OFFICE HOURS

Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Closed
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Insurance

We are in-network with traditional dental insurances and will gladly file claims on your behalf. Please call our office for a complimentary Benefits Consultation.

Patient Financing

We offer available 0% financing on dental treatment

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