FAQs About our Gentle Dental Care in Manhasset, NY
Please see below for questions we frequently receive regarding our pediatric dentistry. If you don’t see what you are looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have, even if it doesn’t require an appointment with us. We’d love to hear from you!
What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?
A pediatric dental specialist focuses on the oral health of infants through teenagers. Since a child’s mouth is still developing and changing constantly, the care given is more specialized. A pediatric dentist must complete at least 2 additional years of training on top of the standard four years of dental school. Your kids are in good hands!
What kind of treatments does Shining Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, P.C. provide?
We provide full comprehensive care and treatments from infancy to adulthood. We offer preventative services like sealants and habit counseling to restorative care such as extractions and fillings. If you are a child and in need of a dentist, then look no further!
What is the right age to bring my child in for the first time?
We welcome children from 1-week to 17 years of age. Generally, as soon as your child’s first tooth appears, they should visit a pediatric dentist. A lifetime a good oral health starts young!
My child is scared to go to the dentist, what should I do?
Dr. Rod’s fun-loving, patient, and friendly personality does wonders at putting children and parents at ease. He also welcomes parents into the treatment rooms along with their kids to alleviate any rising concerns. In extreme situations a gentle and safe nitrous oxide (laughing gas) can be administered.
Baby teeth fall out, are they really that important?
Primary or “baby” teeth teach children to chew and speak naturally, they also aid in creating a path for their permanent teeth to come in. Teach your child good dental hygiene with them, and they are more likely to treat their permanent teeth better.
How often should my child see a pediatric dentist?
Dental sealants are a thin, plastic coating applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth, usually on the molars. They act as a protective shield over the enamel to prevent tooth decay.
What should I do if my child has a toothache?
Rinse the irritated area with warm salt water and place a cold compress on the face if the area is swollen. You can give them an acetaminophen for the pain. Next, give us a call and we’ll take care of the problem!