Pediatric dental exams and cleanings twice-yearly are the keys to healthy teeth and gums. Our Park Slope children’s dentist, Alan F. Robinson DDS, is dedicated to reducing the incidence of cavities, toothaches, infections, extractions, and other negative outcomes. And because our office is welcoming and our staff friendly and patient, your child will feel at ease and comfortable here.
The first visit your child and you make here will include some time for him or her to become acquainted with our office, our equipment, and what everything is for. Our Park Slope children’s dentist wants to make things more familiar, and consequently, less scary. A dental exam includes visually assessing your child’s teeth, as well as checking to see if any of them are loose. X-rays will reveal any sign of cavity development. The more quickly that they’re found, the smaller the filling, and the less risk there is for further complications. Our teeth cleaning is done to eliminate tartar buildup along with any remaining plaque. It is those two related substances that are responsible for tooth decay and gum disease in the first place. And while we recommend reducing sugar intake, and brushing and flossing every day, some plaque manages to hide out of reach, and harden into tartar. Our Park Slope children’s dentist lessens the likelihood of future cavities and gum disease with a cleaning. In addition, if your child has signs of early stage gum disease, gingivitis, a cleaning will typically reverse its effects and keep it from progressing any further. It’s fair to say that a twice-yearly cleaning is like pressing the reset button on your her or his dental health.
Schedule your child to come in for a visit to have a dental exam and cleaning. Being proactive pays dividends for your child’s oral wellness.