Services That Keep Parents and Kids Smiling
Has your child ever begged you not to leave the dentist? Impossible you say? Not at our office. It could be our gentle touch and special way with kids.
Dr. Dave and Dr. Aimee have created a family practice that Westchester parents have come to trust and their kids’ love!
The reason is simple: Teaching children how to take care of their teeth in fun and interesting ways helps reinforce healthy habits. Healthy habits like brushing, flossing and eating right are the best ways to prevent cavities and gum disease.
For each child, an individualized cavity prevention plan is created to reduce costly and potentially uncomfortable procedures in the future. This includes a risk assessment that takes into account genetics, oral hygiene, habits, and diet. If the child has formed a habit, like thumb sucking, there are options such as behavior modification techniques as well as habit breaking appliances. They also discuss a very important part of cavity prevention-fluoride treatments. Digital X-Rays, which use 90%less radiation than traditional X-rays, are given judiciously. The practice doesn’t believe in “routine” X-rays. They are taken based on a patient’s dental history and risk of dental decay.
Along with treating infants, toddlers, young children and adolescents, White Plains and Larchmont Pediatric Dentistry also offers Orthodontic care and services for the older children including their parents. It offers many options when it comes to braces (regular, clear and Invisalign) The children also enjoy picking out their favorite colored rubber bands.
Other services the office offers are space maintainers, tooth whitening, white/tooth colored fillings, preventive sealants and tooth remineralization procedures(filling without drilling). The doctors also custom fabricate mouthguards both for injury prevention for use during sports as well as nightguards to protect against grinding/clenching which can lead to future TMJ problems.