Pediatric Dentistry

young girl in dental chair

Pediatric Dentistry services offered in Pomona and Bronx, NY and Greenwich, CT

While cosmetic and general dentistry specialists Sangeeta Sethi, DDS, and Ramji Sethi, DDS, enjoy working with all of their patients, the youngest members of the practice family bring a smile to their faces. At Sethi Dental in Greenwich, Connecticut, as well as Pomona, New York, and the Bronx borough of New York City, parents have access to outstanding pediatric dentistry. Book a visit online or over the phone to learn more about how your child can become part of this special practice. 

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is an area of dental practice centered on addressing the dental needs of children. Bringing your child in to work with a highly skilled pediatric dental professional can help avoid numerous dental health problems down the road. 

It’s also important to give your child an opportunity to build a trusting bond with their dentist long before a dental emergency or painful condition arises. This sets them up for a lifetime of great dental health.

Preventive care is the central focus within pediatric dentistry. Routine dental exams and professional cleanings ensure there are no issues with decay or gum disease. When restorative treatments are necessary, every effort is made to complete these procedures with minimal discomfort. 

When should I bring my child in for an initial pediatric dentistry visit?

According to the American Dental Association, parents should bring their children in to see the dentist no later than their first birthday. This may seem early, but these initial visits allow your child’s dentist to check that teeth are developing normally, and also provide an opportunity for parents to ask questions and receive guidance on all aspects of children’s dental care. 

Early dental visits are quick, informative, and fun. As your child grows older the dentist takes the time to teach them how to care for their own teeth and gums. This empowers little ones to take an active role in shaping their dental future. 

What if my child is fearful of dental care?

Many kids are fearful or anxious about coming in to see a dentist. This can occur as a result of a previous negative experience in the dental chair, or after watching a movie or television show that paints dentistry in a negative light. 

One way to address these fears is to bring your child in with you during your next dental exam and cleaning. They’ll see that there is nothing to fear, and have a chance to meet the Sethi Dental team before their own visit. 

You can also find a number of childrens’ books written about how fun it is to see the dentist. Find one for your child’s age range and read it together.

Sethi Dental has the tools and experience needed to work with fearful or uncooperative children. Safe and effective sedation dentistry options are available, and can help your child get the care they need to thrive. Call to book a visit, or spend a few moments on the online booking page.