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Pediatric Dentistry

Union Square Dental

General Dentists & Family Dentists located in Flatiron, New York, NY

If you want to make sure your child’s smile is properly taken care of, then you need to take them to a good pediatric dentist. The expert team at Union Square Dental offers exceptional pediatric dentistry services for their patients at their friendly and inviting clinic in New York City’s Flatiron District. To get started, request an appointment with Union Square Dental today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is dental care that’s specifically for younger patients. Children have different dental needs than adults, whether it be certain treatments for their baby teeth or orthodontic planning.

Pediatric dentists also tend to exercise an extra degree of care and compassion with their patients, since for children, going to the dentist is a new experience that can be overwhelming and anxiety-inducing. And since dental phobias tend to develop from bad experiences at a young age, it’s incredibly important to make sure that your child develops a friendly and positive association with their dentist. The team at Union Dental Square is highly skilled at creating a warm and welcoming environment for their pediatric patients. 

At what age should my child start seeing a pediatric dentist?

Union Square Dental recommends that all children should have their first oral evaluation by the time they turn one year old. There are several benefits to starting your child’s dental care early, like giving your child a chance to become familiar with the dental office and allowing their dentist to proactively treat minor concerns before they become larger problems.

The team at Union Square Dental will ensure that your child’s first dental appointment is a positive experience and that they leave with a healthier smile and the tools to achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

What happens at my child’s dental checkups?

Some of the services your pediatric dentist might perform at your child’s checkup include:

  • A thorough exam of their teeth, gums, and oral tissues
  • Professional cleaning of their teeth
  • X-rays, picture, or scans of their teeth
  • Orthodontic evaluations
  • Instructions and lessons on proper oral hygiene
  • Fluoride treatment

The exact nature of your child’s checkup varies depending on their age, comfort level, and oral health. Call the office to speak with a team member if you have more questions about what you should expect at your child’s appointment.

What other pediatric dental services do you offer?

Some of the other pediatric services offered at Union Square Dental include:

  • Protective sealants
  • Minimally invasive fillings
  • Full-coverage crowns

Union Square Dental also offers nerve therapy if your child has a tooth that’s suffered extensive decay, which involves fitting their tooth with a pulp cap or pulp-and-crown. Most general dental offices aren’t able to perform this procedure, but Union Square Dental has a board-certified endodontist on staff, saving you significant time and energy in having to find a specialist in New York City.

To get your child started with exceptional pediatric dentistry, request an appointment at Union Square Dental today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.