The three planks of outstanding pediatric dental care are good nutrition, daily oral hygiene at home, and our dental exams and cleanings every six months. Here at the office of Dr. Donald Salomon and Dr. Joseph Esposito, both you and your child will feel comfortable, relaxed, and at home thanks to our friendly, courteous staff. And your child will benefit from preventive care by having fewer cavities (and hopefully none at all). Furthermore, gum disease will not have the chance to progress and cause complications for her or his oral wellness.
Pediatric dental exams at our office are comprehensive. Our pediatric dentist in Scarsdale checks your child’s teeth and gums to look for any visible signs of problems, including loose teeth and gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. An analysis of his or her occlusion (bite)is also conducted. In order to detect any cavities as early as possible, it is essential to take periodic x-rays. A cavity filled while it is still small is unlikely to cause concerns. However, when a cavity is allowed to grow, it make become large enough to expose your child’s tooth to pain, which can include an infection. Attentive care on a regular schedule is key to avoiding early tooth loss. It is with our teeth cleaning, though, that future cavities are prevented, through the elimination of hardened tartar buildup. And that would be benefit enough if that’s all it were good for. But our pediatric dentist in Scarsdale also reverses early stage gum disease, gingivitis, with a twice-yearly teeth cleaning. It’s not widely understood that children are just as susceptible to gum disease as adults are. And without strong, vibrant gums, your child’s teeth have no foundation to depend on.
With your busy schedule, it makes sense to contact us right now, while you’re thinking about it, and schedule a time for you and your child to come in for a visit to see our pediatric dentist in Scarsdale for a dental exam and cleaning.