Children’s Dentistry – Glenmont, NY
Creating Positive Experiences for Young Smiles
The dental habits a person develops during childhood can influence their smile’s health for their entire life. That’s why our Glenmont Dental team works hard to create positive experiences for our younger patients. Dr. Hammond's gentle, personalized approach to care ensures that your son or daughter feels comfortable every time they set foot into our dental office. You can learn more about our children’s dentistry from our Glenmont, NY dentist by reading below, or by giving us a call!
Why Choose Glenmont Dental for Children’s Dentistry?
- We Maximize Dental Insurance
- Evening & Early Morning Appointments
- Dental Office Focused on Short Wait Times
Children’s Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Our providers will keep a close eye on their oral development. We will provide preventative measures such as fluoride and sealants to keep their developing teeth healthy and strong. These visits enable Dr. Hammond to keep a close eye on their oral development, and if he spots any concerning issues, he can often address them before they cause any lasting harm.
It can be difficult for short arms to reach the molars and premolars toward the back of the mouth. Coupled with the fact that these teeth have depressions which can trap food debris, the risk of tooth decay is significant. To minimize this risk, we can quickly and painlessly apply dental sealants to these teeth during your child’s checkup. Made from a thin layer of clear, plastic-like resin, sealants create a shield over the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, greatly reducing the chance of cavities.
Learning how to properly brush and floss can take a while. Since many kids eat more sugary snacks than they should, this means they’re at a higher risk of tooth decay. Regular exposure to fluoride can make their teeth more cavity-resistant, but sometimes a child doesn’t quite get all the fluoride they need through their toothpaste or drinking water. That’s why our team is happy to provide topical fluoride treatments in our dental office, which strengthen their tooth enamel for an extra boost of protection.