Greenwich Village Pediatric Dentistry
It can be difficult to find a dental practice you can trust for your WHOLE family. Luckily, our dental team will put you at ease with top-rated pediatric dental care. Visit Advanced Dental Arts in the Village and experience fun, friendly dentists ready to keep your children smiling.
Planning Your Child’s First Pediatric Dental Visit
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends parents and healthcare providers help every child establish a dental home by the time they’re twelve months old. Children who have a pediatric dentist early on are more likely to receive appropriate preventative and routine oral health care.
An orthodontist is a specialist with two or three additional years of formal education in the management of orofacial development and corrective techniques. Their goal is to help perfect your natural smile using a variety of teeth straightening practices.
Pediatric dentistry provides critical opportunities to educate parents about dental health and establish proper practices. As a result, this can lower your child’s risk of preventable dental disease.
But, we also understand that kids can be nervous about the dentist. It’s a new experience. That’s why we have specialists ready to guide your child through a pleasant first trip to the dentist!
To better prepare you, here’s what your child’s pediatric dentistry appointment will look like:
- Ensure your child is comfortable during the visit
- 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
Behavior Management for Children
In pediatric dentistry, there’s a high level of psychology involved in the way we help our young patients during their care procedures. Our Greenwich Village pediatric dentists can help even the most behaviorally challenged/anxious child experience a successful visit.
We use a range of practices to help your child through their appointments:
- Key language skills
- Voice control
- Protective stabilization
- Sedation options
- Tell-show-do approach
Dental Sedation Options in Lower Manhattan
No level of sedation is appropriate for everyone, including children. However, ee 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 relax during their next dental appointment.
Curious about sedation? Learn more.
Preventive Pediatric Dentistry
Our top priority is to help your child keep his or her smile healthy. This reduces the chance they’ll need more dental treatment in the future. Most children benefit from a cleaning and check-up every 6 months to keep their smile cavity-free.
We offer a range of preventative pediatric dental treatments:
- 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
Tooth-Colored Fillings for Children
When a baby tooth has a cavity, it can spread very quickly into the developing adult tooth. Minimally invasive white fillings are cosmetically pleasing, and they also prevent emergencies like abscessed teeth.
Our pediatric dentists will strive to address cavities in their earliest stages. This makes treatment more comfortable for your child while also preventing the cavity from spreading to other teeth.
Pediatric Orthodontics: Early Intervention
Our board-certified orthodontists provide early and effective orthodontic therapy for every patient. 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 1 (“early ortho”) braces are a great way to start.
Patient Forms and Parental Release
We know most families are very busy. That’s why our pediatric forms and parental releases are available online for you to print out and complete before your child’s first appointment. And after the first visit, it’s completely fine for your child to arrive with a grandparent or nanny to future appointments.
Is It Time to Straighten Your Teeth?
You don’t have to settle for a less than perfect smile. With a variety of orthodontic treatments available, you can straighten your teeth, reduce gaps, and fix your bite. Don’t wait. Start your orthodontic treatment today!
Flexible Payment and Insurance Options Available for Sedation Dentistry in New York City
Pediatric Dentistry is essential to keeping your smile healthy and shiny longer. We also know that preventative dentistry goes a long way to protecting your family’s overall health. But we understand that pediatric dentistry isn’t always an affordable.
That’s why we accept all major insurance plans, from Aetna to Cigna Global to United Concordia. We also offer flexible payment plans suited to each of our patients. Contact us directly with any questions or concerns about payment and insurance.