Pediatric dentistry is a field of dentistry focusing on preventive dental care and treatment for children. Dr. Aimee Kraft is an experienced dentist and happy to provide services for young patients. Some of the services include sealants, dental mouth-guards for sports, and family dentistry. To make an appointment for pediatric dentistry or family dentistry services, please call Aimee Kraft DDS in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of New York City, or schedule your appointment online.
Pediatric Dentistry Q & A
What pediatric dentistry services are available?
As a family and pediatric dentist, Dr. Aimee Kraft cares for patients of all ages. She is proud to provide preventive care for children, including:
- Diagnose and fill cavities in baby and permanent teeth
- Administer sealants to reduce the risk of cavities
- Extract teeth when necessary
- For children involved in sports, she can create customized mouth guards to protect their teeth.
When should children start seeing a dentist?
The American Association of Pediatric Dentistry states that the first dental visit should either be by the first birthday or the eruption of the first tooth.
What happens during pediatric checkups?
During a pediatric checkup, Dr. Kraft will begin the appointment by putting your child at ease. Next, she’ll examine the child’s teeth to look for any decay or other problems that may need treatment. Depending on your child’s age, Dr. Kraft may also recommend X-rays to look at their teeth and bones.
If Dr. Kraft finds any problems during the exam, she’ll recommend treatment options at this time. They’ll discuss these options with you in detail so you can make the best choice for your child.
How often should children see a dentist?
Children should see Dr. Kraft for cleanings and routine dental checkups once every six months. Children should also see Dr. Kraft and when they experience pain or any other problems with their teeth that may require treatment.
What can be done if your child is afraid of dental visits?
Some children may be frightened at their first dental visit. Dr. Kraft has experience putting children at ease while in her care. If the child is frightened about a procedure, Dr. Kraft may recommend sedation and/or anesthesia to keep the child calm and comfortable.