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Pediatric dentist in Woodside Queens

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Pediatric dentist in Woodside Queens

Pediatric dentist in Woodside Queens

Dental care for your child begins fully as soon as their first teeth appear above the gums. Parents may decide to schedule their little ones first appointment with a pediatric dentist in Woodside Queens at Michael J Weiss & Associates. Depending on the age of your child, you may prepare your toddler by letting them know what they can expect at their first dental visit; from sitting in the examination chair to having the dentist look inside their mouth to see how their teeth and gums look with small mirrors attached to handles like a toothbrush. Our highly trained and professional staff members want to ensure your child’s comfort during our comprehensive examination.

During your child’s appointment with pediatric dentist in Woodside Queens, Michael J Weiss & Associates, we encourage you and your child to discuss any concerns you may have regarding thumb sucking, proper techniques for home care including brushing and age appropriate flossing, fluoride treatments and sealants, potential future orthodontic care needs, and any other dental issues your child is experiencing.   For older children, we can discuss tooth and mouth protection during participation in sports or if an unfortunate accident or injury occurs we can determine the best course of action to replace your child’s missing permanent tooth. We want your child to feel comfortable in the examination room and chair to encourage future successful anxiety-free visits.

The compassionate and professional team at your pediatric dentist in Woodside Queens, Michael J. Weiss & Associates includes friendly and knowledgeable staff members who also fluently speak Spanish, Russian, Filipino, Hebrew, Arabic and Polish for your convenience. Our office has been established for almost 20 years and has built its solid reputation on providing gentle general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry services for the entire family in a comfortable and professional atmosphere. Our dental treatments are provided using the most modern techniques with the latest equipment. We look forward to meeting with you and your child and to maintain or enhance your healthy and brilliant smiles. Please call our office at (718) 690-7719 with your questions, concerns or to set up a convenient appointment.

Kids Dentist Woodside
59-40 Queens Boulevard
Woodside, New York 11377
718-651-6155

 

Woodside Queens Dentist

Woodside Queens Dentist

Pediatric Dentistry is the dental specialty dedicated to the treatment of children, from infancy through the teenage years. The very young, pre-teens and teenagers require unique approaches in managing their dental needs, behavior, growth and development, and our Woodside Queens Dentist, Michael J. Weiss & Associates have the knowledge and patience to guide them into a lifetime of proper dental health. Pediatric dentists have an extra two years of specialized training and are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teenage years. Our pediatric dentist is best qualified to meet the needs of children of all ages, helping them to avoid future dental problems.

Pediatric Dentist in Woodside

Pediatric Dentist in Woodside

Your child should visit our Woodside Queens Dentist by his or her first birthday and we can help you make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Your child should be informed of the visit, and told that our dentist and his staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. It is always best if you don’t use words such as needle, pull, drill or hurt as this can instill unnecessary fear. Dr. Weiss and his friendly staff make a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child. It is very important to maintain the health of the primary teeth. Neglected cavities frequently lead to problems which affect the developing permanent teeth. Primary teeth, or baby teeth, are important for proper chewing and eating, providing space for permanent teeth and guiding them into the correct position while permitting normal development of the jaw bones and muscles. Primary teeth also affect the development of speech and add to, or detract from, an attractive appearance. The front four teeth last until the child is 6 or 7 years old and the back teeth (cuspids and molars), aren’t replaced until age 10 to 13.

Begin brushing teeth as soon as the child cuts his first tooth. A pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste can be used after the child is old enough not to swallow it. Proper brushing removes plaque from the inner, outer and chewing surfaces. Flossing removes plaque and should begin when any two teeth touch. Our Woodside Queens Dentist, Dr. Weiss promotes healthy eating habits that lead to healthy teeth. Be aware and don’t let your child eat too many sweet snacks that can lead to tooth decay.

Dentist in Woodside
59-40 Queens Boulevard
Woodside, New York 11377
718-651-6155