Children’s Dentist in Hudson Valley, NY

Just like you take your child to a pediatrician, it’s important to take your child to the dentist. While all of our general dentists see children, several of our Hudson Valley dental offices also have pediatric dentists on staff.

A pediatric dentist is a dentist who completed dental school and then completed at least two years of additional training in the dental needs of children. Our pediatric dentists specialize in making children – and parents – feel comfortable at our offices. Plus, they have helpful tips on how parents can establish healthy oral habits at home.

Kids Family Dental in Brewster is a pediatric dental office dedicated to serving our youngest patients. We also have pediatric dentists at several of our Family Dental Group offices.

When to Take Your Child to the Dentist

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a child visit the dentist by the child’s first birthday. As soon as a child has a tooth, that tooth can get a cavity. And as soon as the child has two teeth that touch each other, they need to be flossed to keep cavities from forming between them.

Many people don’t realize that babies and toddlers can develop a problem known as baby bottle tooth decay. Milk, juice, formula, and sugar water can lead to cavities (dental decay) if the liquid sits on the teeth; that may happen if the child falls asleep with a bottle or sippy cup resting against his or her mouth. Never put your child to bed with a bottle or sippy cup.

What to Expect During Your Child’s Visit to the Dentist

Our dentist will check your child’s teeth and jaw alignment for any problems. Depending on the child’s age and comfort level at the dentist, the examination can be done either in a dental chair or with the child sitting on the parent’s lab.

If dental x-rays are needed to reveal any tooth decay or other problems, they will be taken. Often, small children do not require any x-rays.

Our children’s dentist and team have several ways to keep your child’s smile healthy and bright including:

  • Teeth Cleaning for Children: Our dentist and hygienist know how to get your child to open wide so their teeth can be cleaned.
  • Fluoride: Known as nature’s cavity fighter, topical fluoride incorporates into the enamel of teeth to make the tooth surface more resistant to decay.
  • Dental Sealants: Sealants prevent dental decay by sealing the grooves on the chewing surfaces of back teeth with a thin, protective layer of plastic so food and bacteria can’t get trapped there.
  • Dental Bonding: Tooth-colored materials can repair chips and minor fractures to children’s teeth.
  • Fillings: If your child has a cavity, our dentist will carefully remove the damaged part of the tooth and repair it with a tooth-colored filling or an amalgam filling.
  • Baby Root Canal: If dental decay reaches the soft pulp of the tooth where the blood vessels and nerves are housed, then it can cause a severe toothache. A root canal may be the only way to save the damaged tooth.
  • Pediatric Crowns: If the child has a cavity too large to repair with a filling or if the child has had a root canal, then our pediatric dentist can cap the tooth with a pediatric crown.

Mouthguards:

The American Dental Association recommends children wear mouthguards to protect their teeth when involved in just about any kind of athletic training, from football, boxing and hockey to gymnastics and ice skating. Mouthguards cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth, teeth knocked loose, or teeth knocked out.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I have been going here about 2 years and have no complaints. The staff up front are very nice as are the dental staff. They take good care of my […]
Paul C.
My four year old son experience was awesome, the Dr. was great.
Bryce J.
I have been going to Lasha for years now to have my teeth cleaned. Love her!!!!
Clement V.
Staff is wonderful! Friendly and helpful.
Anonymous
Always a pleasure! Great group of professionals!
Julia T.
Highly recommend, they are great especially with children !
Katherine C.
Dr. Bryan is amazing! I love how the office has changed (for the better) and the staff is always so kind and patient!
Joseph M.
Great best dentist office I've ever went to. Thank you for your service.
Tami R.
The staff is always very friendly, professional and prompt.
Anonymous
Dr Ayuko was very professional.
Susan C.
One of the best pediatric dentistry I have experienced. My three year old was happy leaving and I would recommend to any mother that wants their […]
Mea O.
I love the Family Dental Group! Thank you to all of the dentists and dental assistants for all that you do! I wouldn't ever consider going to another […]
Patti B.
Everyone was very courteous and professional.
Anonymous
All 3 of my kids go here and they love it. Dentists are very professional and informative.
Xavier M.
I always have a wonderful experience at the Family Dental Group in Fishkill. I don't really like going to the dentist and experience some anxiety and […]
Juliana F.
great job
Rebecca A.
Very efficient & comfortable.
Anonymous
Great staff.
Craig H.
Did not feel much pain post surgery. Surgery was quick and painless
Danielle S.
This is a warm and friendly team of professional dental workers. I'm so glad I was encouraged to try them when I moved to NY from NJ.
Sally A.
Staff were quite accommodating and friendly. Facility much larger than expected and quite spacious and clean. Dentist was experienced and […]
Margaret A.
I am always treated very well by the staff and dentists in the Brewster office.
Sheridah C.
Staff is so friendly and professional. Michelle the dental hygenist is the best I ever had. Thank you for being so kind and patient. Especially […]
Christina F.
Took me on time did a nice cleaning with no discomfort had a dentist review the ex rays and expressed his concerns and need to monitor for any […]
Nancy K.
I was so nervous, but the staff and the doctors made me feel comfortable . The doctor was gentle . Thank you for making my experience a good one . I […]
Louisa S.
My daughter had to have two teeth removed by the request of her orthodontist to correct her bite. They made her feel completely at ease and […]
Mackenzie B.
Ellen is awesome
Anonymous
Dr. Stein and the staff are great. I get very nervous at the dentist and they are very patient with me.
Diane T.
Great Experience! Kids love to go to see Dr. Hinkle!
Aiden M.
Excellent service, no complaints.
Anonymous
Excellent!!!
Ana P.
Great staff - helpful and courteous
Emani W.
Nicole is my hygienist.. Not only is she knowledgeable in her field, but she is compassionate, humorous and professional.
Barbara M.
Lesha is always professional informative and most of all does a fantastic job!
Anonymous
Pleasant, professional staff. Showa patient concern.
Anonymous
I was a bit apprehensive before the first appointment, as I had been with my previous dentist for many years prior to relocating to New York. All […]
Linda R.
We have always had excellent treatment from the entire staff. Dr. Stein and Dr. Friedman have been so great.
Andrea W.
Dr Kesselman is awesome and so is Jose. I loved the office staff as well. My brother is a stoke patient and has some special needs they treated him […]
Douglas D.
always a pleasure
America P.
I was treated so professionally and had no wait time!
Anonymous
Very good experience at this office. The staff was very friendly. There was a woman who may have been in charge who was very helpful too.
Jerry M.
Dan was very friendly and a professional. He made me feel very comfortable and did a good job! Thank you!
Iris M.
Michelle my hygienist was wonderful. I have worked in the dental field for years and appreciated the time she took to explain things to me as wel as […]
Andrea G.
Okay people nice
Maurice M.
All are committed to making the experience as painless and pleasant as possible -- from X-rays to cleaning to filling cavities.
Anonymous
promised it would be easy to get denture repaired ... and they were right ... nice to have teeth stay in and easier to eat!
Margaret A.
Everyone from the front desk to the assistant and doctor very pleasant.
Anonymous
My experience was very professional.
Tai F.
I have never had any teeth pulled till yesterday. They did a great job. Pain free.
Mary B.
Doctor O was very nice I was nervous at first, but he was very informative, and patient.
Jordyn H.
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