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Resources

At our practice we are up to date on the latest dental technologies and resources and we strive on keeping our patients well informed.

If you would like more information on x-rays please click the link-  X-Ray

If you would like more information on fluoride please click the link-  Fluoride

If you would like more information on the guidelines and regulations of the AAP please click the link- American Academy of Pediatrics

If you would like more information on our orthodontic practice please click the link- Central Park West Orthodontics

FAQs

  • How should I clean my baby's teeth?

    A toothbrush with small bristles and small head, especially one designed for infants, is the best choice for infants. Brushing at least once a day, at bedtime, will remove plaque bacteria that can lead to decay.

  • At what age should my child have his/her first dental visit?

    “First visit by their first birthday” is the general rule to prevent problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, between 6-12 months of age and certainly no later than his/her first birthday.

  • Why should my child see a pediatric dentist instead of our regular family dentist?

    Pediatric dentistry is a dental specialty that focuses on the oral health of young people. Following dental school, a pediatric dentist has two to three years additional specialty training in the unique needs of infants, children and adolescents, including those with special health needs.

  • When should my child start using toothpaste?

    Start to use a fluoridated toothpaste when the first tooth erupts. Use a smear amount for children under 4 years old. Use a pea size amount for children 3 years old to 6 years old. Parents should supervise brushing and make sure children do not swallow excess toothpaste.

  • What are dental sealants and how do they work?

    Sealants are clear or tooth color glass iometer applied to the teeth to help keep them cavity-free. Sealants fill in the grooved and pitted surfaces of the teeth, which are hard to clean, and shut food particles that could get caught, causing cavities. Fast and comfortable to apply, sealants can effectively protect teeth for many years.

  • If my child gets a toothache, what should I do?

    To comfort your child, rinse his/her mouth with warm salt water and apply a cold cmpress or ice wrapped in a cloth on your child’s face if it is swollen. Do not put heat or asprin on the sore area, bu you may give the child acetaminophen for pain. See us as soon possible.

  • How safe are dental X-rays?

    With contemporary safeguards such as lead aprons and digital X-rays, the amount of radiation received in a dental X-ray examination is extremely small. Even though there is a very little risk, pediatric dentists are particularly careful to minimize the exposure of child patients to radiation. In fact, dental X-rays represent a far smaller risk than an undetected and untreated dental problem.

  • What should I do if my child knocks out a permanent tooth?

    First of all, remain calm. If possible, find the tooth and hold it by the crown rather than the root. Replace the tooth in the socket and hold it there with the clean gauze or washcloth. If you can’t put the tooth back in th socket, place the tooth in a clean container with milk and take your child and the container to the pediatric dentist. The faster you act, the better your chances of saving the tooth.

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