Bella Smiles welcomes children to our family friendly dentist office locations in Riverhead, NY and Roslyn, NY. Dr. Lotardo and Dr. Cupsa offer children’s dental services to keep a growing smile healthy, comfortable and functional. Our team looks forward to meeting your child and makes every effort to ensure they feel comfortable during their visit. We want our young patients to develop good oral habits as early as possible- this is the key to a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Pediatric Dental Services for Growing Smiles
As a family dentist serving Riverhead, Roslyn and surrounding communities, Dr. Lotardo and Dr. Cupsa offer the comprehensive care your growing child needs to address everything from routine preventive care to orthodontics and dental emergencies. One dental office for all of your oral health needs provides convenient care for today’s busy families.
Childrens’ dental services can include:
- Dental exams and cleanings
- Dental fillings
- Dental sealants
- Sports mouth guards
- Orthodontics and Invisalign
We recommend that parents and caregivers bring a child to the dentist once the primary teeth have begun to erupt. Although they are very young, these early visits enable us to look for early signs of dental concerns that may affect speech development, offer at home oral hygiene advice and get to know your child on a personal level. We want our young patients to know us and learn about the benefits of a healthy smile.
Cavity Prevention in Children
Dr. Lotardo, Dr. Cupsa and the team at Bella Smiles work with you and your child to teach effective oral hygiene and tooth brushing skills in an effort to avoid tooth decay. Cavities as a result of tooth decay are considered a common health concern among children today. With routine dental care and proper oral hygiene at home, most patients can significantly reduce tooth decay and gum disease– both the result of harmful bacteria in then mouth.
Once your child’s permanent molars have erupted, we can place dental sealants on the biting surface of these teeth to prevent food particles from becoming lodged between the cusps. This and the effects of improper tooth brushing make these larger teeth more susceptible to decay and cavities which can affect the integrity of the teeth down the road.