At the office of Dentistry By Design, PC, the health and development of your child’s teeth and smile are our top priorities. Our primary goals are to help children form a solid foundation for a lifetime of excellent oral health and experience all the benefits of a healthy, confident smile. Our family and pediatric dentist, Dr. Joseph Ayoub, welcomes family members of all ages to our South Huntington dental practice.
Good Oral Care For Kids
All parents want what is best for their families. Dentistry By Design, PC will closely monitor every stage of development and health of your child’s smile as they grow. It’s essential to remember that preventive care and timely treatment for emerging dental issues help ensure ongoing oral health, support overall well-being, and contribute to a positive self-image.
We assure you that your child’s smile is in the best hands with our pediatric dentist at our Dentistry By Design, PC in South Huntington! We provide gentle, precise care in a comfortable, warm, and engaging environment. At the office of Dentistry By Design, we offer a comprehensive range of pediatric services designed to address all dental needs of children of all ages. Whether it’s your child’s first time at the dentist, routine visit, treatment for a dental emergency, or more, we have state-of-the-art technology to provide exceptional care.
Dr. Ayoub takes a proactive approach, emphasizing dental prevention’s importance as the key to excellent oral health. We provide you and your child with the resources and tools to establish an effective brushing and flossing routine and offer dietary guidance and advice on potentially harmful oral habits. Our South Huntington dental team strives to make each visit with your child a comfortable, informative, and beneficial experience.
Regular Pediatric Dental Exams & Check-ups
Studies show teens and children lose an estimated 51 million school hours yearly to dental problems. We highly recommend dental checkups and teeth cleanings twice a year to help your child maintain optimal overall health and a healthy and bright smile.
As skilled and compassionate care providers, we understand all aspects of oral development and are sensitive to all children’s unique needs. At each oral exam, our pediatric dentist, Dr. Joe, will review your child’s medical and dental history and perform a thorough clinical assessment of the teeth, gums, jaws, and surrounding oral tissues. We also check their bite, jaw alignment, and function.
Because it’s crucial to see what’s going on below the surface, we’ll take digital radiographs to check for any cavities or infections and evaluate your child’s developing teeth, including the health of the jaw bone. We’ll perform a professional dental cleaning to eliminate all plaque or debris accumulated between the teeth or in hard-to-reach places.
Tooth Decay In Children
Our pediatric dentist and dental team will advise you on the most effective methods of keeping your child’s teeth clean and discuss certain foods, beverages, and harmful oral habits that may lead to health issues. While getting children into a regular oral hygiene routine can be challenging, we’ll give you advice and tips on making brushing and flossing a fun part of their day. As your trusted dental partner, you can rely on the Office of Dentistry By Design to closely monitor your child’s oral health and development.
Tips To Maintain Optimal Oral Health At Home
- Establishing a dental partnership when your child is small
- Keeping your baby’s and toddler’s teeth clean
- Not allowing your baby to sleep with a bottle of milk or juice.
- Bringing your child to the dentist for routine checkups and care
- Leading by example and encouraging the recommended tooth brushing and flossing routine
- Promoting wise dietary choices and healthy snacking, including replacing sugary drinks with water and limiting sweets
- Providing supportive guidance to help your child put away their pacifier and stop thumb or finger sucking at the appropriate time
- Making sure your child wears a mouthguard when playing specific sports
Pediatric Dentist ~ Your Baby’s Smile
Before your baby is born, their teeth begin forming. When your baby is a year old, some front teeth will have already emerged. Establishing an effective oral care routine at an early age is essential. The American Dental Association recommends that parents are encouraged to bring their baby to see the dentist around the age of one.
Dentistry For Children and Teens
Childhood is a time of incredible physical change and development. As kids develop through the various growth phases, so do their teeth. Many things, including genetic and environmental factors, can contribute to the health and aesthetics of your child’s teeth and smile. While some issues cannot be prevented, you can still do a lot to help ensure your child experiences optimal oral health and develops a functional smile. Our office will instruct your children on the best methods for caring for their teeth, provide them with valuable, age-appropriate information on following a healthy diet, and make them aware of which oral habits and activities may harm their teeth and overall well-being.
Assessing Facial Growth And Dental Development
In addition to checking for dental disease, we monitor your child’s facial and jaw development and smile alignment. If we notice the need for orthodontic treatment, we’ll advise you of our care recommendations. Since many children and teens wear braces, paying close attention to what they eat and how they maintain their oral hygiene is paramount.
Good Nutrition Is Essential For A Healthy Smile
Beyond proper oral hygiene and routine dental care, a balanced diet is crucial for healthy teeth and smiles in a growing child. Sugary foods and drinks are harmful to children’s oral health and also detrimental to their overall well-being. A nutrient-rich diet is critical for optimal growth and development and for strong teeth and gums.