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Along with taking care of adults’ dental needs, we provide gentle, compassionate dental care to children of all ages. We understand the unique concerns that kids face as their teeth develop, and we can help guide them on the path towards great oral health as they grow up.

Providing children’s dentistry is about more than just providing the dental treatments that kids need. The team at Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry works hard to create a fun, welcoming environment so that children never have to feel afraid about visiting the dentist. We love seeing the happy smiles of little ones at our office, and we’d love to look after your whole family!

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Pediatric Dental Treatments

At Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry, we offer children’s dental care for infants all the way through young adults. Our suite of services ranges from oral hygiene instruction to preventive care to emergency treatment. With these wide-ranging treatments, we can help care for your child’s smile during every stage of their dental health.

  • Oral health exams
  • Teeth cleanings
  • Digital X-rays
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Sealants
  • Diagnosis of dental disorders
  • Orthodontic evaluation
  • Treatment for dental trauma

Pediatric Dentistry FAQ

When will my child’s first teeth come in?

The two front, lower incisors are usually the first teeth to come in and this generally happens when a child is around 6 to 10 months old.

When should my child first see a dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends that a child has their first dental exam either once their first tooth has come in, or by the time they are one year old. While that may seem early to bring your child to the dentist, it ensures that they are getting a head start on a life of great oral health.

How often does my child need to see the dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children see the dentist at least twice a year. This is also the recommendation for adults. With regular dental visits, our children’s dentists can help your kid avoid cavities, dental pain, and future oral health issues.

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is a special sector of the dental field that focuses solely on providing dental care for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special needs. Pediatric dentists provide comprehensive oral healthcare for their patients and help start them on the right path towards a lifetime of healthy smiles. They also take the time to educate their patients and their parents about the importance of preventive dentistry and routine care.

Do you perform pediatric root canals?

Yes, we do. However, we take the time to assess your child’s health, their age, which tooth is involved and if it’s a baby tooth, and the extent of the problem before moving forward with root canal therapy. If your child has a toothache, decay, or a potential infection, please bring them in to see us right away, so we can help alleviate the problem before it worsens.

Get in touch today to schedule your little one’s appointment.

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