Pediatric Dentist Protecting Long Island City Children

child smiling bright We love kids! Dr. Capozzi has worked with children between the ages of 6 months -17 years to perfect the ideal environment and process that will make your child feel comfortable and you feel confident they are getting the proper care. Over the years he has developed his pediatric dentistry skills and techniques that can help parents and their children enjoy their dental visits while getting the care that need. LIC Dental Associates has a special pediatric reception area for the little ones and their parents. We also have a dedicated pediatric dental room that is customized in a superhero theme just for children!

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When should my child first see a dentist?

The short answer is "First visit by first birthday." That's the view of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Pediatricians agree. The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry say that the first dental visit should occur within six months after the baby's first tooth appears, but no later than the child's first birthday. It's best to meet the dentist when your child is having no dental problems—don't wait until an emergency comes up.

The idea of such early dental visits is still surprising to many new parents. However, national studies have shown that preschool-aged children are getting more cavities. More than 1 in 4 children in the United States has had at least one cavity by the age of 4. Many kids get cavities as early as age 2.

To prevent early childhood cavities, parents first have to find out their child's risk of developing cavities. They also need to learn how to manage diet, hygiene and fluoride to prevent problems.

But cavities aren't all that parents need to learn about their child's dental health. The age 1 dental visit lets parents discuss:

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After this first visit, Dr. Capozzi will suggest a schedule of follow-up visits. As your child grows, the dental team can help you learn how to prevent common oral problems.