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    Looking For Helpful Tips For Maintaining Your Child's Oral Health? Then Read Through These Informative Articles

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Early dental care and the development of good dental habits at a young age will help your child build a solid foundation for future dental health. Take a look at these online articles for more information and tips on mouth-healthy habits for kids:

    • If your child has special needs, check out these tips for a healthy mouth and daily oral care provided by CSHCN.org.
       
    • Do you want to know how to care for your child’s first baby teeth? Parenting.com offers seven tips for early dental care.
       
    • Your child may need fluoride supplements if your community’s water is not fluoridated. Check out KidsHealth.org to learn more about fluoride and water for your child’s dental health.
       
    • Children with special needs often have special dental concerns as well. You can learn how your child’s condition may affect his oral health on the website of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
       
    • Some children can benefit from sedation during dental treatment. Visit Colgate.com to learn more about dental sedation and talk to your pediatric dentist if you have questions or concerns.

    At Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry, your child’s comfort and dental health are our top priorities. Our dentists are trained in the treatment of all children, including those with special needs, to ensure lifelong, healthy smiles. Contact us today at (516) 798-1111 to schedule an appointment at either one of our two Long Island offices. You can click on our website to find more information about your child’s dental health.

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    Understanding Special Needs Dentistry

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Children with special needs often have special dental considerations as well. Brushing and flossing may be more difficult for these children or they may have health concerns that affect their dental development. At Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry, our pediatric dentists are specially trained to deliver compassionate and comprehensive dental care for special needs children to achieve strong smiles.

    Special Needs Dentists
    Regular dental care is essential to ensure that teeth are healthy and pain-free. Children with special needs often have unique dental concerns that increase their susceptibility to cavities or other problems. A special needs pediatric dentist is trained in the care of young patients with unique developmental and dental considerations. Your dentist understands how your child’s condition affects his teeth and how to ensure a positive experience during every visit. Maintaining regular visits with the same dentist allows your child to bond with his dentist and feel more comfortable during care. Additionally, a consistent dental care provider can monitor your child’s progress for more personalized treatment as he grows.

    Special Needs Considerations
    Children with special needs may be more difficult to control at the dentist’s office. They may have trouble understanding what is going on or why they need to sit still. Dentistry for your child may include restraint or sedation to ensure that dental work can be completed comfortably and safely. Talk to your pediatric dentist ahead of time to ensure that you are comfortable with the methods that will be used. Also discuss any dietary restrictions, medications, or habits your child has that could affect his teeth, including tooth grinding or chewing on non-food objects. Your dentist will know the best way to prevent these factors from harming your child’s smile.

    The pediatric dental team at Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry is dedicated to providing comfortable dental care to all our young patients, including those with special needs. Contact us today at (516) 798-1111 to learn more about your child’s dental needs and how we can address them. Click on our website to learn more about pediatric dentistry in Long Island.

    Top Questions to Ask Your Pediatric Dentist

    Last updated 4 years ago

    The health of your child’s teeth and gums is important for his future smile. As a parent, you may have questions regarding what is best for your child’s dental development.Your pediatric dentist can provide the answers to all of your questions, so check out these suggested topics for discussions to get you started:

    When Should My Child First Visit the Dentist?

    Your child should visit the dentist within six months of his first tooth or by age one, even if no teeth have erupted. This is so your dentist can begin monitoring your child’s dental health early and to give you care tips for your child’s unique needs.

    How Do I Care for Baby Teeth?

    Baby teeth should be cared for just like permanent teeth. Brush twice a day starting from the eruption of the first tooth, and floss once each day when adjacent teeth appear. Use a children’s toothbrush and talk to your dentist about whether toothpaste is needed.

    Does My Child Need Fluoride?

    If your area’s water supply is fluoridated, chances are your child will not need fluoride supplements if he drinks tap water. However, if you prefer to give your child bottled water or your community does not provide fluoridated water, additional fluoride supplements may be needed. Your pediatric dentist can determine whether supplementation is required for healthy adult teeth. 

    Will My Child Need Braces?

    Your pediatric dentist can often evaluate your child’s teeth by about age seven to determine whether orthodontic care may be needed. Early orthodontic treatment in more severe cases can improve your child’s smile quickly for less treatment later on. If your child is likely to need braces, ask your dentist about your options to determine which is best for your child.

    You can learn more about your child’s dental needs during your next appointment at Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry of Long Island. We have two convenient locations to serve you better with state-of-the-art services including sedation dentistry and laser dentistry for children. Check us out on the web or call (516) 798-1111 for more information about our practice.

    How to Develop Good Tooth Brushing Habits in Your Kids

    Last updated 4 years ago

    As a parent, you can help your child develop good tooth brushing habits for a healthy smile. Setting a good example encourages children to follow your lead and maintain great at-home care between dental checkups.

    Help your child choose a toothbrush he likes and that is designed for a child to use. Show him how to brush with gentle strokes that reach all of the tooth’s surfaces. It’s also important to supervise him while he brushes. You can learn more useful tips to instill good habits in your child by watching this entire video.

    The pediatric dentists at Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry are here to help your child develop a healthy daily oral care routine. We are happy to show our young patients how to brush and floss for a smile that will last a lifetime. Contact us at (516) 798-1111 or visit our website to check out our two convenient Long Island locations.

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