If you’re a parent in Scarsdale and you’re looking for a “dental home” for your children, the team at Scarsdale Smiles is here to help. Dr. Alex Cox and our team specialize in family and children’s dentistry for kids of all ages. From infants to toddlers, older kids, pre-teens, teenagers and young adults, we can provide your child with the care they need to maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. Learn more below, or contact us to schedule an appointment now.
Find the best family dentist at Scarsdale Smiles
Dr. Cox has extensive experience with families
Our welcoming office and team will make you feel right at home
With early cleanings and maintenance, you can prevent your children suffering from cavities
We can help your kids maintain a healthy mouth in a lot of ways. First, we offer regular six-month oral exams and teeth cleanings, which are essential for preventing common oral health issues like gingivitis and tooth decay. With regular cleanings at Scarsdale Smiles, you’ll know your child’s smile is healthy and strong. We also offer additional preventive care treatments. Fluoride sealants, which help remineralize and strengthen your child’s teeth, are a great option for cavity-prone kids, and can help prevent cavities in the future. Dental sealants are another option. Sealants consist of a clear, strong dental resin that is applied to your child’s teeth in liquid form. Then, it’s hardened to create a barrier that prevents food, bacteria, and acid from contacting your child’s teeth directly. In turn, this prevents the formation of cavities for up to 10 years. Finally, we can monitor your child’s oral development, and be on the lookout for common orthodontic and developmental issues with their teeth. You’ll get 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 just learning to brush their teeth, you should make it a family activity. Brush with your kids 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. You can educate your child about dental health by bringing them to Scarsdale Smiles. 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.