If you’re a parent and are looking for a “dental home” for your children, the team at Scarsdale Smiles is here to help. Dr. Cox specializes in family and children’s dentistry. From infants to toddlers, older kids, pre-teens, teenagers and young adults, we will provide your children with the dental care they need to maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. Contact us to schedule an appointment now.
Find the best family dentist at Scarsdale Smiles
Dr. Cox has extensive experience with patients of all ages
Our welcoming office and team will make you and your children feel right at home and will love getting to know your entire family
Early access to dental care can prevent your children from suffering with cavities and poor gum health
We can help your children maintain a healthy mouth in a lot of ways. First, we promote regularly scheduled oral exams and teeth cleanings, which are essential for preventing common oral health issues like gingivitis and tooth decay. Our hygienists teach your children important home care habits to keep their smiles healthy and strong.
We also offer additional preventive care treatments. Fluoride treatments help protect, remineralize and strengthen your child’s teeth, and can help prevent cavities in the future.
Dental sealants are another option. Sealants consist of a strong, clear dental resin that is applied to the chewing surface of back teeth. The sealants harden into a plastic barrier that prevents direct contact between your teeth and oral bacteria, acid, and food debris and stops cavities from forming. Sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80%.
Finally, we can monitor your child’s oral development, and be on the lookout for common orthodontic and developmental issues with their teeth and jaw structures. You’ll have peace of mind, knowing that your child will always get the dental care they need.
The answer may surprise you. It’s usually recommended that kids come to the dentist when they turn 1 year old, or whenever their first tooth comes out. The AAPD recommends visiting the dentist from such an early age because it helps your dentist track your child’s dental health, helps reduce the risk of dental anxiety, and ensures that your child is more comfortable with regular dental visits.
First, it’s important to lead by example. If you want your child to eat a healthy, low-sugar diet to keep their teeth healthy, you should do the same. Kids look up to their parents, so it’s important to “walk the walk” and “talk the talk” when it comes to oral health habits. The same is true of brushing teeth. When your children are learning to brush their teeth, make it a family activity. Brush with your children so that you can show them proper technique, encourage them to brush for at least 2 minutes, and set a good example for them in the future. Education is also important. We recommend reading children’s books and watching YouTube videos about dentistry to help your children learn more about basic dental concepts. Our team loves to talk about dentistry in child-friendly terms, and we can help your kids learn more about the importance of good oral health.