We Do it For the Kids
PEDIATRIC DENTIST IN MANHATTAN
Dr. Sabiya Amanat leads our Pediatric Dental Department and brings over 15 years of pediatric experience to the Advanced Dental Arts practice. In addition to treating the children of our current patients, she also accepts referrals from dentists in the surrounding community.
WHY CHOOSE A CHILDREN’S DENTIST
Because there aren’t many pediatric dentists in Greenwich Village, it can be difficult to find a practice you can take your entire family to – and whose expertise you can trust. Our Manhattan dental team takes the worry out of your child’s future smile needs.
YOUR CHILD’S FIRST VISIT
Pediatricians and pediatric dentists agree: your child should have his or her first check-up by age one, or when the first teeth begin to pop through. During this visit, we will:
- Help your child feel comfortable and learn what a check-up is like
- Screen for developmental concerns that may impact their future bite
- Discuss proper home care and nutritional needs with the parent or caregiver
- Use age-appropriate methods to encourage proper self-care and oral hygiene
- Take “pictures” (x-rays) if the child is comfortable
- Make a plan for any necessary therapeutic needs
In pediatric dentistry, there’s a high level of psychology involved in the way we help our young patients during their care procedures. Through key language skills, voice control, protective stabilization, sedation options, and a tell-show-do approach, our Greenwich Village pediatric dentist can help even the most behaviorally challenged or anxious child get through their visit.
No level of sedation is appropriate for everyone, including children. We offer a variety of sedative choices based on the physical, developmental, and behavioral needs of each child. There’s no need to take your little one to a hospital or surgery center for their necessary care. Thanks to our in-house IV sedation, oral conscious sedation, and nitrous oxide sedation, it’s possible to help your child enjoy a healthy smile regardless of how much treatment they need.
Our top priority is to help your child keep his or her smile healthy, so that they need less treatment in the future, or ideally, so they can avoid dental problems altogether. We do this by offering age-appropriate therapies like:
- Comprehensive exams and orthodontic screenings
- Gentle cleanings and oral hygiene instruction
- Digital x-rays to assess tooth development
- Supplemental therapy, including fluoride treatments
- Protective dental sealants to block out decay
Most children benefit from a cleaning and check-up every 6 months to keep their smile cavity-free.
TOOTH COLORED FILLINGS
When a baby tooth has a cavity, it can spread very quickly into the developing adult tooth. Minimally invasive white fillings aren’t just cosmetically pleasing; they also prevent emergencies like abscessed teeth. Dr. Amanat strives to address cavities in their earliest stages when they’re more comfortable to treat and before they can affect neighboring teeth.
ORTHODONTICS AND EARLY INTERVENTION
Dr. Amanat works closely with our board-certified orthodontist to provide early and effective orthodontic therapy to her patients. Assessing bite corrective needs early makes it easier for your child to enjoy a healthy smile when they grow up. Growth modification, space maintainers, and phase one (“early ortho”) braces are a great way to start.
NEW PATIENT FORMS AND PARENTAL RELEASE
We know most families are very busy. That’s why we’ve made our pediatric forms and parental releases available online, for you to print out and complete whenever it’s most convenient for you. After you bring your child to the first visit and have a personal consultation with Dr. Amanat, it is perfectly fine to send your child with a grandparent or nanny to future appointments. Call today to schedule!