The Gentle Care Pediatric Dentistry team is proud to offer Early Dental Care to children in Peekskill and Cortlandt Manor, New York. We want to help all our patients keep their smiles healthy and bright!
Our team uses this technique on virtually all young patients. We explain to our patients what we’re going to do. We show them what we’re going to do. And then we do it.
Our recare (or routine checkup) appointments are more than just a cleaning. Every recare visit is an opportunity to effectively teach and reinforce oral health.
The grooves and small indentations on the surface of the back teeth are where food particles accumulate most often. As a result, these are also most common areas to get cavities. To prevent this, we place a sealant, a hard white material, which flows into the grooves and fissures on the surface of the teeth. Sealants prevent food remnants from sticking to the teeth. This is a non-invasive procedure which is a very effective and easy way to avoid cavities.
When fluoride is used in the right amounts and on a routine basis, it helps to prevent tooth decay. It keeps the enamel strong and encourages “remineralization,” or hardening of weakened areas that are often the beginning of a cavity. Fluoride occurs naturally in water, foods, and dental products such as toothpaste, mouth rinses, gels, varnish and supplements. Fluoride can be a key element of an affective preventive program.
Mouth guards can offer protection to patients with persistent grinding (bruxism) and other habits such as jaw clenching. The “night guard” requires careful evaluation and becomes a part of the patient’s routine check up. Athletic mouth guards are another common use for mouth guards. They can prevent serious dental injuries to active kids.
We offer early dental care to children in Peekskill and Cortlandt Manor. Call Gentle Care Pediatric Dentistry at (914) 294-2946 today to schedule an appointment with a trusted local pediatric & & orthodontics dentist. A member of our friendly bilingual staff is standing by to assist you and your family.