“As soon as your child gets his or her first baby tooth, it’s time to schedule annual dental checkups,” says Dr. Alan Friedman, Dental Director at the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center. “It’s never too early to teach children how to take care of their teeth so they avoid tooth decay and grow up with good eating and drinking habits. A healthy child is a happy child!” Some parents mistakenly assume that baby teeth don’t matter that much because they are eventually replaced with permanent teeth, but those baby teeth set the stage for strong, healthy permanent teeth.
At initial dental visits and at six-month visits, children of all ages receive fluoride treatments to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay.
We also offer dental sealants for children ages 6 – 15 which are 90% effective in preventing tooth decay. It is a quick, totally painless and noninvasive procedure covered by virtually every dental insurance. “The success rate for the dental sealants is phenomenal”, explains Dr. Friedman. “All children visiting our Dental Center receive a screening, necessary x-rays, cleaning, fluoride treatment – and some special gifts before they go home. Our experienced dental staff can also monitor the growth and eruption of your child’s permanent teeth and make suggestions regarding crowding, gaps, and malocclusions (bad bites).”
Since all NYC public schools require that children have a yearly dental checkup, we urge you to make an appointment TODAY!
Sonia Carreras is all smiles after her excellent dental checkup by Shashikant Dholakia, DDS and Rasarito Gonzales, Dental Assistant
Tammy Oung, DDS and Dental Assistant Adriana Vannucci make sure that pediatric patient Queen Burden is on her way to a great smile.