Park Slope Kids Dental Care is a brand new state-of-the art office, completely decorated and geared towards children. Our primary goal is to make every child’s trip to the dentist a positive and fun experience. The objective is to put your children’s mind at ease by having:
- a fun loving staff that can be comforting to them
- soft music and television to entertain them while getting their treatment
- rewards for a job well done
Why A Pediatric Dentist
Pediatric dentists (or pedodontists) are qualified to meet the dental needs of infants, toddlers, school-age children, and adolescents. Pediatric dentists are required to undertake an additional two or three years of child-specific training after fulfilling dental school requirements.
Your First Visit
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) suggests that parents should make an initial “well-baby” appointment with a pediatric dentist approximately six months after the emergence of the first tooth, or no later than the child’s first birthday.
Your Child’s Health
Starting at birth, clean your child’s gums with a soft infant toothbrush or cloth and water. Primary (baby) teeth should be brushed from the moment they first erupt into the mouth using a soft toothbrush and a smear or lentil-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste and should not swallow any toothpaste. Careful supervision is encouraged.