Pediatric Dentist in Great Neck, NY
Dr. Heisler is the father of 4 little ones and often sees children of all ages. Both the staff and Dr. Heisler adore kids and we welcome your children to come in! The Elite Dental Spa team, promote the establishment of trust and confidence in your child that will last a lifetime. We have children feeling good and excited about their dental visit! We would love to meet your kids today!
Most kids in general are compliant and do not need a specialist, with the extra cost to you. We have great toys and videos, children feel comfortable and relaxed here at the dental spa. They will have a very productive and pleasant visit with us. Unlike most pediatric dentists, we use laser dentistry. Children do not need to be sedated or given anesthesia even for filling cavities!
Pediatric Dentistry Begins Early
Our dedicated team likes to see children when that first tooth erupts, or by their first birthday at the latest. This first dental appointment is a fun, get acquainted visit so child and parent get used to the sights and sounds of pediatric dentistry. At age 3, we will perform a comprehensive oral exam, checking for decay, gum disease and tooth and jaw development. We advise 6-month cleanings and visits for all children and adults to detect any oral health problems before they become costly and complicated.
The Particulars of Pediatric Dentistry
Parental involvement in kids' oral health helps prevent tooth decay--the number one chronic health problem in American children. Twice daily brushing with a soft-bristled brush and a small amount of fluoride toothpaste is the rule, and parents must realize that young children do not have the dexterity to brush and floss by themselves and therefore may need assistance and supervision.
Our staff also stresses nutritious, low-sugar diets and drinking plenty of water to wash tooth surfaces and promote the production of saliva. Saliva keeps teeth and gums clean--important in between meals and during the night.
Additionally, the pediatric dentist often recommends fluoride treatments and plastic sealants for young teeth--particularly molars that have intricately-grooved chewing surfaces. These simple "painted-on" dental materials quickly and comfortably provide protection against decay, and for adults, fluoride reduces dental sensitivity.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises that any decay found in children's teeth be treated. The health and development of baby teeth impact how their adult teeth look, function and erupt into the mouth. Furthermore, it's wise for children to receive a complete orthodontic evaluation by age 7. Early orthodontic treatment wards off problems from crooked teeth later on in life--decay, gum disease, and self-image issues specifically. Early intervention takes advantage of the developing jaw, making treatment easier and less complex than older teen or adult treatment.
To schedule an appointment for your child call Elite Dental Spa in Great Neck, NY today! (516) 829-2001