Research shows that a healthy smile is a great personal asset. Your child’s smile is no different. Appearance, speech, eating–they all depend on good oral health. However, the young smile is different from adult teeth because it is still developing. Award-winning children’s dentists in Queens, Dr. Richard J. Gochman and Dr. Teju Bharati, provide gentle care for the youngest of patients so parents can look forward to long-lasting smiles and great oral health for the whole family.
Parents, the team at NY Smile Creators, asks you to bring your little one to the office for a fun Happy Visit by the age of two. Toddlers respond well to this friendly, low-key visit as they simply become accustomed to the caring staff and to how a dentist’s office looks and sounds.
Generally, by age three, kids are ready for a full dental check-up and gentle cleaning. The doctor counts each baby tooth, notes bite and alignment, and inspects for signs of tooth decay and gum disease (this is not just an adult problem). Dr. Gochman or Dr. Bharati formulate a treatment plan to keep the child’s oral health on track going forward. A child’s mouth changes dramatically through the teen years and so bears close watching for orthodontic needs, decay, and other important issues.
Just like Mom and Dad, children should come to New York Smile Creators for six-month cleanings, check-ups, and digital X-rays. Hygienic cleanings are gentle, but effective in removing harmful plaque and the bacteria responsible for gingivitis and cavities. As needed, the doctor may recommend plastic sealants and fluoride treatments to protect against tooth decay. Athletic mouthguards from Under Armour shield hard and soft oral tissues during full, light, and no contact sports.
Additionally, the doctors and support staff at New York Smile Creators are dedicated to patient teaching. They inform kids and parents about good oral hygiene habits at home and the benefits of a nutritious diet.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry stresses that early dental care greatly benefits children as they mature into adults. Establishing good oral hygiene routines and dietary habits, along with regular dental exams and cleanings, makes for strong, vibrant smiles throughout life. Orthodontic care is easier as dentists work with the developing teeth, jaw, and facial structure to create functional, well-aligned, and healthy smiles. Decay and gum issues caught early are more easily treated and less costly to parents’ wallets.
It’s as important to Dr. Richard Gochman and Dr. Teju Bharati as it is to you as a parent. Please contact NY Smile Creators today to arrange a get-acquainted visit for your little one or a routine exam and cleaning for your older child. You’ll all be pleased with the experience and the healthy smiles that result.