Pediatric Dentistry

At Harriman Family Dental, our pediatric dentistry services are tailored to make dental visits engaging and comfortable, ensuring children learn the importance of good oral hygiene. As your trusted children's family dentist, we provide comprehensive care, from routine check-ups to fluoride treatments, in a fun and soothing environment.

Your Pediatric Dentist in Harriman, NY

At Harriman Family Dental, we understand the importance of establishing a foundation for lifelong oral health from a young age. Our pediatric dentistry services are designed to provide comprehensive dental care in a warm, inviting environment that helps children feel at ease. As a trusted children’s family dentist, we emphasize the significance of early dental care and the role it plays in preventing future dental issues by teaching children proper oral hygiene habits.

Our pediatric dentist offers a variety of treatments, including routine check-ups, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and orthodontics, which are tailored to meet the unique needs of each young patient. We strive to make each visit to our clinic both fun and educational, using engaging activities and gentle communication to reduce anxiety and make dental care an enjoyable experience. With our specialized approach in pediatric dentistry, we aim to be your preferred choice for your child’s oral health needs, making every visit a stepping stone toward a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Little boy brushing his teeth.
  • What does pediatric dentistry include?

    Pediatric dentistry encompasses a range of specialized treatments and practices designed to care for the oral health of infants, children, and adolescents. This includes:

    1. Preventive Care: Routine check-ups, teeth cleaning, fluoride treatments, and the application of dental sealants to prevent decay.
    2. Diagnostic Services: Assessments to detect early signs of dental issues like cavities, misalignment, or gum diseases.
    3. Orthodontics: Evaluation and treatment for teeth alignment and proper bite, which may include braces or other corrective devices.
    4. Restorative Treatments: Procedures such as fillings, crowns, or pulp treatments for damaged or decayed teeth.
    5. Emergency Care: Immediate treatment for dental injuries or severe pain.
    6. Habit Counseling: Guidance for parents on thumb sucking, pacifier use, and other habits that may impact dental health.
    7. Management of Gum Diseases: Including conditions like pediatric periodontal disease.

    Pediatric dentists are also trained to handle the specific psychological needs of children to ensure that visits to the dentist are a positive experience.

  • What are common dental issues in children?

    Children can encounter a variety of dental issues as they grow, some of which are quite common. These include:

    1. Tooth Decay (Caries): Often due to sugary diets and poor oral hygiene, this is the most prevalent issue and can lead to cavities.
    2. Gum Disease (Gingivitis): Characterized by red, swollen gums that may bleed during brushing. It’s generally mild in children but can worsen if not addressed.
    3. Dental Erosion: Caused by the acid in beverages and foods or by acid reflux, leading to the wearing away of enamel.
    4. Tooth Misalignment and Malocclusion: Crooked teeth or improper bites may develop as children grow and can affect their chewing and oral hygiene.
    5. Sensitive Teeth: Discomfort when consuming hot, cold, or sweet foods, sometimes due to exposed tooth roots or worn enamel.
    6. Tooth Loss: Although primary teeth naturally fall out, premature loss can occur due to decay or injury, which can affect the alignment of the developing permanent teeth.
    7. Thumb Sucking and Pacifier Use: Prolonged habits can lead to misalignment of teeth and changes in the roof of the mouth.
    8. Dental Emergencies: Such as knocked-out teeth, fractures, or chips resulting from falls or sports injuries.

    Addressing these issues promptly through regular dental visits and good oral hygiene practices is crucial to maintaining children’s oral health.

  • What makes Harriman Family Dental different?

    Our facility offers a welcoming, enjoyable, and supportive atmosphere, enabling children to relax and be more open to undergoing exams and treatments. We invite parents and family members to stay close to their children during the treatment process to enhance the children’s sense of safety and comfort. Our team will thoroughly discuss the dental assessment and the treatment options that are both available and advisable with the parents, ensuring they can make a fully informed choice. Educating children on proper dental hygiene practices is crucial for establishing a strong foundation for excellent dental care throughout their growing years and beyond. This underscores the importance of selecting the right dental care professional.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about pediatric dentistry, contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further. For existing patients, please book your appointment through our online scheduling link below. New patients should use the button below to fill out a Request Appointment form.

Harriman Family Dental

96 NY-17M
Harriman, NY 10926
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Monday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed



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