Children’s Dentist for Selden, NY

Get your child started early with great oral health habits and regular trips to the dentist.

S. Scotto-Lavino, D.D.S., P.C. is a family dental practice. That means we serve every member of your family, including your children. Some of the most common health problems experienced by American children are oral health problems, which is why we offer regular checkups, dental sealants, and fluoride treatments for children at our Selden dental office. Our children’s dentistry care will help your children develop good habits and provide the care they need to avoid major oral health issues in the future.

Oral health requires help. Children often experience problems like cavities and gum disease. Regular visits for children’s dentistry are essential for your child’s development; we can help him or her avoid common dental diseases.

How do we protect your child’s smile from problems? We provide common children’s dentistry treatments such as dental sealants and fluoride treatments, along with regular exams and cleanings.

Dental Sealants for Kids

Dental sealants often act as a rite of passage for kids, signaling that they’ve got all their “grown up” teeth. Once your child’s adult teeth have come in, we’ll want to place dental sealants. Dental sealants are made from a clear plastic material, so they look completely natural. However, dental sealants harden to protect creviced chewing surfaces from debris and bacteria. Dental sealants basically “seal out” cavity-causing agents, greatly reducing the risk of tooth decay. Because tooth decay is such a common concern for kids, dental sealants are an essential part of your child’s dentistry plan at our Selden dental office.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride also often plays a major role in children’s dentistry care. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens teeth against decay. While there is usually fluoride in city water, most people filter their water or drink bottled water these days. This means that your child needs another way to get the fluoride that he or she needs for strong, healthy teeth. We will provide topical fluoride treatments as part of our children’s dentistry treatment plans to keep your child’s smile growing strong.

For complete family dental care that includes children’s dentistry on Long Island, visit our Selden dental office. We’re convenient for the entire island, including Centereach, Port Jefferson Station, Mt. Sinai, Farmingville, Coram, and Terryville. If your child is in need of a trip to the dentist, contact S. Scotto-Lavino, D.D.S., P.C. today to make an appointment.

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