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Planting the Seed for Lifelong Dental Care

Pediatric Dentist New York NY

Early childhood visits to the dentist can make or break an individual’s perception of dentists, and have an effect on his or her oral health.

Starting Off Young

According to the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry, a child should have their first visit to the dentist when the first tooth erupts, or at least by the first birthday. With proper oral care from the very beginning, you child is less likely to have painful dental issues like cavities leading to infected teeth. Some parents only bring their child to the dentist when there is a severe toothache. This practice reinforces the idea that a trip to the dentist involves pain. Bringing your child when there is no pain involved makes for a more pleasant experience.

Early Childhood Preventive Care

Parents need to learn how to properly care for their child’s teeth. The earlier the better. Letting your baby go to sleep with a bottle of juice may quiet her down, but it also allows the enamel to be eaten away and eventually, cavities will develop. Baby bottle tooth decay is caused by sugars clinging to the infant’s teeth. Sugars occur naturally in milk, formula and fruit juice; so, while it may seem like a harmless practice, it may be destroying your child’s teeth.

Cleaning tiny teeth and keeping them from developing cavities is not difficult; however, not all parents are aware of the necessity for this activity. Early childhood dental visits are also informative and educational for parents. You learn the best procedures for helping your child develop good oral hygiene practices.

Dental sealants can be applied to teeth to help keep plaque from building up in the tiny fissures and grooves in children’s teeth. This is another highly effective form of prevention. Minimizing or eliminating the opportunity for cavities to develop is an important part of excellent oral care.

Find out more about Gramercy Dental Center and how we can help you establish lifelong habits for good oral hygiene in your children. Call today to schedule an appointment.

Posted on behalf of Gramercy Dental Center

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I never been a fan of the dentist until I got to this office !
The staff is super friendly !
The doctor is great
And Tania find everything possible option to make it as affordable as possible with multiple payments options !
Make your appointment as soon as you can and you would be smiling like me

Elizabeth A.

I’ve been going to Gramercy (formally personal dental) dental for over 6 years. awesome staff, nice facility and helpful payment options. always feel well cared for and confident in the service and care. highly recommend.

Akia S.

I’ve been coming here for years, the prices are very reasonable! Dr. Shin is amazing and treated me with a lot of care and comfort. You never have to wait to be seen. Making appointments are very easy to do over the phone, they’re very flexible! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Jeanette D.

Dr Dorn is an experienced, professional dentist who provides top notch care.
Hygienist, Elena K, is by far the BEST hygienist I have ever met. Her 22yr experience in the field speaks for itself! Simply amazing!

Marjorie J.

I love the work that Liz performance in my mouth she is very responsible as she explained what is going to happen if I don’t take care of my teeth. I Love the treatment that she gives me, thank you !

Gahudys R.

Amazing experience, walked in without an appointment with a chip in my front tooth, got scene right away! The service was amazing the ladies on the counter were very helpful and accommodating! My doctor was a lovely lady named dr. Sciortino! Very gentle and professional also very fast! Wonderful experience will be making this my go to dentist in the future!

Lorraine G.

I haven’t gone to the dentist in over 15 years and my experience at Grammercy Dental Center was amazing! I was terrified of the procedures being painful but the dental hygientist took the tame ti explain everything to me and made me feel comfortable with all dental procedures. I would recomend this dental center to all my coworkers and everyone I know!

D B.

Thank God for new management ! My Dental hegenist Elaina was the best !!! She cleaned my teeth with love. I feel like a new person. The center is clean and beautiful. The people that work here are friendly and professional. Been coming for years and I definitely recommend this Dental Center.

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