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Bensonhurst Smiles Brooklyn NY

2250 86th Street, FL2
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 232-4044

Dentistry Brooklyn NY

Children’s Dentistry

Children's & Family Dentistry Brooklyn NYCaring for Kids

Dr. Lau works to make sure children of all ages feel at ease and enjoy themselves, so bring your whole family along! Rest assured your child will receive the latest advances in children’s dentistry, delivered with care, thoughtfulness, and compassion. We encourage good dental care habits in children and enjoy teaching them how to maintain their teeth. We look forward to seeing them for their first dental visit when they are a year old and watching them develop year after year.

We strive to ensure that this and future generations of children grow up without a fear of dentistry. According to our many happy parents, we are succeeding. Our office is a relaxed and happy place children enjoy visiting. Whether you have an active seven-year-old or a scared three-year-old, we are here to help.

Kids Dentist Brooklyn NYChoosing a Child’s Dentist is Much Like Choosing a Pediatrician

Developing good habits early, in an office that’s comfortable and fun, is necessary for a life of good oral health. Children’s teeth may be susceptible to cavities at a young age due to many factors. Children are unable to brush well by themselves. Because of this, it is essential for parents to be involved in a child’s daily dental care. This ensures both thorough cleaning and the development of good dental hygiene habits.

Younger kids tend to eat more often during the day (grazing). This results in extended exposure to acid (every time you eat you create acid), which may lead to more cavities. A tooth that is not as clean as possible will encourage additional acid production, which in turn can accelerate the development of cavities. The good news is that identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with applying a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can substantially lower the chance of your child getting a cavity.

Dental Sealants Dentist Brooklyn NYPreventing Child Tooth Decay with Dental Sealants

We realize children often don’t do a good job of brushing their teeth. Even careful brushing may not reach the deep grooves in the back teeth. This results in bacteria, acid, and plaque formation, which leads to decay. Once the tooth has decay, it is damaged permanently and will require a filling or crown.

What if there was a way to prevent all this from happening in the first place? Fortunately, there is! An application of dental sealants will solve the problem.

Here’s how sealants work:
  • The teeth are cleaned and sterilized.
  • A thin clear or white plastic coating is applied.
  • A curing light bonds the sealant in place.
  • The entire process takes just a few minutes. There are no shots or drills or removal of any tooth structure.
  • It’s totally harmless.
Applying dental sealants is one of the best preventive things children and adolescents can do to protect their natural teeth!

Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (718) 232-4044 to schedule a visit for everyone.