Building a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles begins with your child’s first visit to the dentist. At Little Smiles of Levittown, our pediatric dentist and team provide personalized attention and state-of-the-art care to help children have positive dental experiences and enjoy good oral health.
Your child's first dental visit is an important milestone in their development. We recognize your child may face some anxiety embarking on this unfamiliar experience. Our compassionate pediatric dentist and team are sensitive to every child's emotional needs and provide a warm, friendly atmosphere to help your little one feel more at ease.
In addition to helping your child feel more relaxed at the dentist, we provide guidance on cleaning and caring for your child's new teeth. For babies with teeth just emerging, we offer tips on teething and how to use a washcloth or infant toothbrush to keep their smiles clean. As your baby grows and more teeth come into place, we'll demonstrate how to use an age-appropriate soft-bristled brush and the right amount of toothpaste to safely clean your little one's smile. When your child gets older, our team will teach them more about the responsibilities of self-care and proper oral hygiene.
It is essential to keep in mind that baby teeth are critical to your child's growth and development. The primary teeth serve as placeholders for the permanent adult teeth. Losing a baby tooth too early can result in misalignments of the teeth or malocclusion. For this reason, we emphasize preventive dental care and a healthy diet right from the start.
With dental decay frequently cited as the chief source of dental issues among children, we emphasize the importance of preventive care. At every checkup visit, we perform a comprehensive exam to assess your little one's smile. You and your child will also receive abundant guidance on how to brush and floss, along with tips on diet and other aspects of oral care. We know that if they are armed with the right knowledge and techniques to keep their smiles clean, children can establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of good oral health.
As an added level of protection against tooth decay, we also provide periodic fluoride treatments to strengthen young tooth enamel. And, once your child’s permanent molars come in, we can place dental sealants, a thin, protective coating that decreases the risk of cavities in school-age children by approximately 80%.
Most problems involving the alignment of your child’s teeth and the growth of their jaws can be identified by the time they are in the first or second grade. For this reason, our practice takes special care to monitor your little one's smile as they grow. We keep a close watch on a child’s dental and jaw development and will recommend any interventional, restorative, or orthodontic care as needed.
Our goal is to help every patient experience the benefits of good oral health and a beautiful smile. We value the trust you have placed in our office and strive to provide solutions that meet your dental needs and expectations of care.