Park Slope Family Dentistry – Pediatric Dentistry - Brooklyn Pediatric Dentist
Your child’s oral health and relationship with a pediatric dentist is important for their continued oral care later in life. At Park Slope Family Dentistry, Dr. Douglas Pollack is a board certified pediatric dentist whose commitment is providing children with fun and gentle treatments that are essential for their well-being. We welcome patients as young as one and their parents to our Brooklyn dental practice.
The Importance of Children’s Dentistry
Lifelong, optimal oral health starts from a good foundation of knowledge and positive experiences with the dentist at a young age. Pediatric dentistry is a specialized field of oral health that is focused on the well-being and dental development of children. As many of the experiences and habits patients associate with dentistry are created during childhood, it’s important to have a comfortable, safe environment where children can receive dental care and establish relationships with their dentist. Allowing your child to visit the dentist early on, and routinely, can help establish good oral health practices, and make them proactive dental patients in adulthood. Children who visit the dentist at a young age, and have become accustomed to dental care in the office at home, are less likely to develop dental anxiety or fears.
Our Approach to Pediatric Dentistry in Park Slope
Dr. Pollack takes the time to speak to parents and understand the concerns they have about their early treatment for children. We treat children as young as one years old, or by the emergence of their first tooth, as it’s possible for teeth to become infected or develop cavities soon after they emerge. We provide pediatric dental treatments that include:
- Fluoride treatments
- Infant oral health exams
- Early assessment and treatment for correcting improper bite
We also offer emergency dental treatments for children and their parents. We understand that accidents happen frequently; a dislodged or cracked tooth should be treated immediately to ensure the health of your child’s smile and to alleviate pain. Our pediatric dentist can treat cracked or chipped teeth with dental bonding, which prevents the edges from becoming sharp or jagged, and combat hypersensitivity to the damaged tooth.
Our pediatric dentists has the expertise and training to care for your child’s smile and match treatment to their comfort level. During their first appointment, Dr. Pollack and our assistants take the time to count their teeth, polish their teeth, and offer them goody bags and a toy of choice.
Let Us Help your Child Grow a Healthy Smile!
Contact Park Slope Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment with our resident pediatric dentist, Dr. Pollack. We provide an array of family-focused dental treatments that are dedicated to ensuring the whole family leaves with happy, healthy smiles.