814 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025

Preventative Dentistry

Preventative Dentistry

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Our team focuses on education and prevention because these are the keys to ensuring healthy and bright smiles for life. At Sunshine Smiles, we offer preventative services such as routine dental exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants to aid in the prevention of cavities, gum disease and other dental health issues. Routine visits, proper daily hygiene at home, and these preventative measures are the foundation for keeping your child’s teeth healthy and minimizing the need for treatment later on.

Dental Exams and Cleanings

During routine checkups, we will make sure that your child’s teeth and gums are healthy and provide an extra gentle cleaning to keep teeth shining bright. If needed, we will also take digital films to inspect bone health and check teeth for decay in places that are not visible to the naked eye. 

Our visits are interactive and we take the time to answer any questions that parents and children may have. This way, everyone knows what to expect, kids feel acknowledged and can relax during their visits. We will also give you tips and tricks on snack choices and how to make brushing and flossing at home fun so that kids can develop great habits that last a lifetime.

We recommend introducing your little one to dental appointments early and typically scheduling visits every six months. 

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatment is a quick and topical way to strengthen enamel, decrease the risk of cavities and protect your child’s smile. For young teeth that are more prone to developing cavities, topical fluoride treatments are especially effective at shielding teeth from bacteria and fighting decay. Kids won’t mind—we have great flavors!

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are another simple and non-invasive treatment designed to place a barrier between harmful bacteria and your child’s molars. Treatment involves applying a thin layer of resin to the deep grooves of the molars, providing long-lasting protection from decay. Once dental sealants are in place, they can protect your child’s teeth from cavities for years.

Mouth Guards

Mouth guards are an important piece of equipment that protects a child’s smile when participating in recreational activities, organized sports, or other activities that can result in injuries to the face.

Properly fitting mouth guards help protect against broken teeth, cut lips and other damage to the mouth. We can customize the mouth guards for your child based on their dental development and whether they are in active orthodontic treatment. 

Contact us to schedule an appointment and discuss mouth guard options for your child.