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    Come see us at the Massapequa Park Street Fair!

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    Come see us this weekend during the Massapequa Park Street Fair! We'll be doing free face painting and giving away free goodies all day long!

    Your Child's First Dental Visit

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Regular dental visits for your child are the foundation of a lifetime of oral health. With this video, you can learn what to do to make your child’s first experience at the dentist a positive one.

    In this video, you’ll garner tips on steps you can take before your child’s dental visit to help make the appointment begin a lifelong positive dental experience for your child. In addition, you’ll learn what you can expect from your family or pediatric dentist during your child’s first dental check-up.

    At Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry in Long Island, our dentists have undergone additional schooling that makes them uniquely qualified to work with children. Our pediatric dentists serve children and individuals with special needs, and also offer orthodontic care. Make an appointment at either of our two locations by calling (516) 798-1111.

    Why Are Baby Teeth So Important?

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Although primary teeth, often called baby teeth, are temporary and destined to be replaced by permanent teeth down the road, they still play a key role in your child’s health and development. Your pediatric dentist can help you care for your child’s baby teeth. To learn more, take a look at the information below.

    Nutrition

    Digestion begins in the mouth, where food is chewed into smaller pieces. When children’s teeth are not present or are improperly aligned, food may not be chewed properly, which can result in extended digestion. This may cause inadequate nutrient absorption.

    Speech and Language Skills

    Teeth play an important role in your child’s ability to form words and speak clearly. Children with damaged baby teeth may have more difficulty speaking, contributing to frustration from being misunderstood or unable to communicate their wants and needs.

    Oral Development

    When your baby is first born, the sucking motion of nursing and drinking from a bottle help to develop tongue, cheek, and jaw muscles. Proper development of these muscles allows the jawbones to grow as they should. Once your child is able to chew, the act of chewing will continue to develop the tongue, cheek, and jaw muscles. Thus, baby teeth are a necessary part of your child’s oral development.

    Permanent Teeth Alignment

    Baby teeth help prepare the mouth for the permanent, or adult, teeth. Adult teeth emerge from the gums in the same positions as baby teeth. When there is no baby tooth to follow due to premature loss, the permanent tooth may emerge in the wrong place or with the wrong orientation. In addition, baby teeth hold the space that the adult teeth will occupy. When baby teeth are lost prematurely, adjacent teeth may shift and take over the space intended for an adult tooth.

    Preserve your child’s baby teeth with quality pediatric dental care from Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry in Long Island. We strive to provide our young patients with oral care that will positively impact their dental health for a lifetime. Call us today at (516) 798-1111 to schedule an appointment.

    "exceptionally friendly and patient" - Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentist Review!

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    Dr Marc and his staff are exceptionally friendly and patient. My boys actually don't mind going to the dentist. :) I recommend Adelberg Montalvan to all my friends. The staff is professional and the office is so child friendly :) More
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