In order to ensure a lifetime of oral health, it is vital that you begin bringing your child to the dentist when their smiles are developing. Your family can receive compassionate, considerate pediatric dentistry treatments from Dr. Maurice Benjamin and our team in Manhattan, NY. Our treatments are gentle and fun and we always create a positive environment for your child so they can remember us in good light. We can provide care for children of all ages, from advice to ensure your baby's teeth emerge properly to regular checkups for cleanings, fluoride, sealants, and restorative care.

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Your Child's First Visit

Children's teeth typically begin to erupt through the gums between the ages of six and 12 months. Typically, we recommend that children begin seeing the dentist around two years of age. Our compassionate team can provide advice on how to deal with teething and ensure that teeth develop properly. We can also also show you how to continue caring for baby teeth until they are ready for more thorough cleanings and exams. We have established a reputation for creating a comfortable and kid-friendly environment equipped with games and toys to entertain children. 

Instill Proper Oral Hygiene Habits

You should take an active role helping your child practice consistent oral hygiene habits. Regular visits to our office for preventive care can help with this goal. We can teach children how to brush their teeth with a soft bristled brush and a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Dr. Benjamin can also determine the proper time to begin flossing. 

Common Pediatric Treatments

Your child should become familiar with consistent dental cleanings and examinations to ensure long-lasting oral health. Your child's first visit for an exam will consist of x-rays and other digital imaging to evaluate the health of their teeth, gums, and bone structure. We can also look for any possible concerns with oral development, such as misalignment and bite issues that will require orthodontic correction. After Dr. Benjamin examines the general condition of you child's smile, we can perform a gentle cleaning using kid-friendly flavored toothpaste and quieter hand devices.

We can address any dental need your child has and maintain their comfort throughout treatment, establishing a good experience at the dentists' office.

To protect developing teeth, we can also provide fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Fluoride is a natural substances that helps mineralize the teeth, strengthening enamel. Dental sealants are safe, plastic coatings that can fill cracks and crevices that are difficult to clean, helping children to avoid decay. If a cavity does occur, it is important to fill the cavity as soon as possible. Dr. Benjamin can determine the best material to rebuild your child's tooth for lasting results.

Protect Young Smiles

We want your child to achieve optimal oral health that will last them throughout life. We can address any dental need your child has and maintain their comfort throughout treatment, establishing a good experience at the dentists' office. Contact our practice online or call us at (212) 252-8893 to schedule an appointment.