A Caring, Comfortable, Child-Friendly Environment
Dental treatments for children rely on many of the same techniques used in general dental practice, but of course in pediatric dentistry they are geared to children.
At Gentle Dental, caring for your child’s oral health through prevention, quality treatment, and positive motivation is our top priority. We are committed to family-oriented dental care in a pleasant and comfortable setting and we encourage parents to play an active role in their child’s oral health.
Caring for your child’s oral health through prevention, quality treatment, and positive motivation is our top priority.
Dr. Knop, Dr. Ilyabayev, Dr. Gelfand and our entire staff are trained to help make your child’s visit with us as positive as possible. We understand that children are often afraid of the dentist and all of us strive to help them overcome their fears.
Along with a chair-side manner we tailor to children, our office is also specially designed to meet the needs of children over 6 years of age. We have various video games and on-demand children’s shows and movies that can be played through our in-room TV/media center during their appointment.
It is never too soon to begin caring for your child’s teeth, and at Gentle Dental, we take a preventive approach, encouraging parents and caregivers to become involved in their child’s dental care. By providing high quality, appropriate pediatric dentistry, we can help your child enjoy good dental health right from the start. Our dental office is family-oriented, and we work hard to create a comfortable, relaxing environment. Our entire dental team enjoys seeing children, treating them as gently as if they were our family.
How is Kids Dental Care Different from Adult Dentistry?
When Should I Schedule My Child’s First Dental Appointment?
Why Does My Child Need to See a Dentist so Young?
What to Expect During Your Child’s First Dental Visit?
How Often Will My Child Need to See a Pediatric Dentist?
Why Do We Offer a Dental Education for Your Child?
It is crucial to care for your child’s baby or primary teeth, even though they are temporary and are replaced by adult teeth later.
Why Care for Baby Teeth?
What if My Child Has a Cavity?
What Happens If My Child Loses a Baby Tooth Too Soon?
What Is Early Childhood Caries?
As your child gets older, we will monitor the growth and development of their teeth and jaws carefully. There is a lot we can do to continue to make sure your child grows up enjoying optimal oral health.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in water, soil, and some foods. It is useful in preventive dentistry, making teeth more resistant to decay. Sometimes fluoride applications can reverse the early signs of tooth decay that begin as small lesions in tooth surfaces. Fluoride is available in toothpaste, mouth rinse, and in chewable tablets, lozenges and drops. If needed, we can provide professional applications of fluoride in the form of gel, foam, or varnish.
When your child first visits our dental office, we can discuss the need for fluoride and will make sure their fluoride intake is appropriate for their age. While children do need a certain amount of fluoride, it’s important to make sure they do not ingest too much as this can cause dental fluorosis, a condition that creates white or brown spots on teeth.
How Do You Teach Your Child How to Care for Their Teeth?
Will My Child Need Braces?
Why Should My Child Have an Early Orthodontic Evaluation?
Gentle Dental can take care of your child’s dental health right from age one, building a relationship with the kids dentist we hope will last into adulthood. For more information about the pediatric dentistry services or to schedule an appointment with our pediatric dentists in Queens, contact Gentle Dental at (718) 461-0100.