Innovations That Have Changed Children's Dentistry For The Better November 13 2014

At Aesthetic Dentistry of Great Neck, Dr David Schwartz wants children to have the best dental experience possible in his Great Neck dental practice.  With these dental innovations, we can assure the best possible experience for our young patients. 

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are applied to the grooves on the chewing surfaces of teeth in order to better protect them from tooth decay. A sealant can last as long as 5 or 10 years, providing great dental protection and benefits well into a child’s future.

Since most tooth decay in children occurs on the surfaces of teeth, these have helped reduce the amount of cavities caused by the result of tooth decay on the surface of a child’s tooth. Research on sealants began in the 1960s, and was being used in dental offices by the early 1970s.

TV Monitors

Kids, ask your parents. Some of us still remember when there were no flat screens playing our favorite shows while we visited the dentist’s office. Now, however, children and adults can relax and enjoy DVD’s and TV shows during routine cleanings. Of course, while a television isn’t a dental invention, implementing this technology to improve patient experience certainly is.

 

Air Abrasion ( Drill-Less Dentistry)

This technique uses a concentrated stream of air and super fine powder to remove decay.  No needles, no Novocain.  

 

New Toothbrushes and Toothpaste 

In terms of pediatric dentistry, children’s toothbrushing has gone from a chore to an exciting activity. We give our children patients a themed spin brush with a timer on it to ensure that they brush as long as they should.   We aim to make their brushing a fun activity!  In addition, children's toothpaste comes in exciting flavors. 

We encourage parents and children to brush together as a family activity 


Education & Preventative Care

We are big fans of preventative dental care at Aesthetic Dentistry of Great Neck.
There has been a concerted effort among modern dentists to educate parents and children in order to improve oral health. By helping adults and their children take care of their gums and teeth when they are away from the dental office, we hope to help all our patients have a more pleasant experience when they return.

 

Learn more and call 516-482-7566 today.