Schenectady Pediatric Dentist

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the best pediatric dentist in Schenectady?

Schenectady Pediatric Dentistry of Schenectady offers comprehensive dental solutions to maintain your child’s optimal oral health. Contact our office for more information.

Do you accept new patients?

Schenectady NY pediatric dentist welcomes new patients. Contact our office to schedule an appointment for your child.

What are dental sealants?

We may recommend the use of dental sealants for some patients. Sealants are a protective coating applied to the chewing surfaces of molars. Recent studies find that sealants can be highly effective in preventing tooth decay, especially in children. Contact Schenectady Pediatric Dentistry of Schenectady for more information or to schedule an appointment.

How can I get my child(ren) to brush and floss their teeth?

Maintain a regular dental hygiene routine. Allow your child to choose aspects of their routine like toothpaste flavor and toothbrush color. Dental hygiene apps, a reward system, and family brushing time can also help. Contact Schenectady Pediatric Dentistry of Schenectady for more information or to schedule an appointment.

What services does a pediatric dentist offer?

Pediatric dentists offer preventive services, dental habit counseling, and restorative services for tooth decay. Contact us for more specific information. Contact Schenectady Pediatric Dentistry of Schenectady for more information or to schedule an appointment.

What is the benefit of taking my child to a pediatric dentist rather than a general dentist? 

A pediatric dentist may have more experience and focused knowledge in assisting children. Contact Schenectady Pediatric Dentistry of Schenectady for more information or to schedule an appointment.

How often should my child visit the dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends scheduling regular dental checkups approximately every six months. However, we might recommend more frequent or fewer visits, depending on a child’s oral health needs and risk factors. Contact Schenectady Pediatric Dentistry of Schenectady for more information or to schedule an appointment.

At what age should my child start visiting the dentist?

Children should begin visiting the dentist 6 months after their first tooth erupts, but no later than their first birthday, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Contact Schenectady Pediatric Dentistry of Schenectady for more information or to schedule an appointment.

When do baby teeth start falling out?

Baby teeth begin to loosen and fall out around the age of 6, but this can vary. Contact Schenectady Pediatric Dentistry of Schenectady for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Does a cavity on my child’s baby tooth need to be treated even though it is going to fall out?

Untreated cavities can lead to more serious dental problems if left untreated for too long. Contact Schenectady Pediatric Dentistry of Schenectady for more information or to schedule an appointment.