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Pediatric Care

kids smilingDr. Snydman and the staff at New Town Dental love to treat children!  Our office is kid-friendly, and our treatment operatories are non-threatening.  DVD’s are available for viewing while children are being examined, if desired.

At New Town Dental, we agree with The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, which recommends that the first dental visit be scheduled within six months after the first baby teeth come in and no later than 12 months of age.  It is extremely important to diagnose and prevent early decay, in addition to establishing good habits and introducing your child to regular dental visits at a young age.

At your child’s visit, we will be able to answer many of your questions regarding your child’s dental health, but here are some simple points to remember:

  • Never put your child to bed with a bottle of milk or juice.  This can lead to severe decay.
  • teethPacifier use should stop by three years of age.  Thumb or finger sucking should be stopped before the permanent teeth erupt, around age 6.
  • Children should brush at least twice per day under parental supervision.
  • If you have non-fluoridated water, fluoride supplements should be administered in liquid or tablet form while the teeth are developing.
  • Sweet and sticky snacks should be avoided.  Fruits and vegetables, cheese and yogurt are preferred.
  • Juices contain large amounts of sugar, and should be limited.  Milk or water are good alternatives.