Pediatric Dentistry Briarcliff Manor | Pediatric Dentistry Ossining

Pediatric Care: Infants, Children and Adolescent Dentistry

As Pediatric Dentists, we suggest a child's first dental visit needs to be near their 1st birthday.  Whether you are a parent or relative, you can help make that first visit enjoyable and positive. Your child can be told about the visit and that the  pediatric dentist and their staff will explain all that will happen at that visit.  At Briarcliff Smile Design we treat 'children' from age 3 on up.  Refer our forms here for Pediatric Dentistry.

Pediatric Care: Common Conditions that can be prevented

Improper oral habits can have a negative effect on the teeth and jaw. Children as young as four years of age can be evaluated and coached on more positive behaviors. One of our dental hygienists, has studied

  • Oral Myofunctional disorders-nail/cheek biting,

  • Thumb sucking and finger sucking,

  • Tongue tie and lip incompetence, which is due to enlarged tonsils or adenoids. 

Pediatric Care: Dental Injury Trauma

As pediatric dentists, we suggest Sports Mouth Guards should be a necessary investment if your child is playing any kind of sport.  Permanent teeth are forming throughout childhood.  Sports guards protect against trauma to the teeth and jaw.  

Pediatric Care: Grinding and Clenching of Teeth

Grinding and clenching teeth occur when a person is anxious during waking hours or sleep.  Grinding is detectable by the pediatric dentist and alleviated with a night guard.  A fabricated custom night guard, made out of pliable material, is not only comfortable to wear but helps deter the damage that can be done by the grinding. 


Looking for Pediatric Dentists in Briarcliff Manor or Pediatric Dentists in Ossining? Call us 914-762-0222 or request an appointment today.