in Rochester, NY
Specialized Dental Care for Kids
A Smile to Grow With specializes in providing dental care to infants, toddlers, children, and teens. Beyond that, we provide a warm, fun, and family-friendly environment that helps children relax, making them more receptive to the examinations and treatments. We encourage parents and family members to be with their children and interact with them throughout the treatment to further strengthen your kids’ feeling of safety and security.
Teaching children about good dental care habits helps lay down a firm foundation for excellent dental self-care as they grow older and throughout the rest of their life. See common questions around dental health for children, below. Contact our office with any questions or to setup your child’s next dental visit.
We specialize in keeping your child’s baby teeth healthy to help ensure long-term oral health. If your child has their first tooth they should have their first visit to the dentist.Baby Teeth
Dental sealants are a safe, effective, and painless way to help prevent plaque build up, tooth decay, and cavities in children.Dental Sealants
Dentistry can’t always be scheduled, sometimes the need for emergency dentistry services arise. When they do, we will work to restore your child's smile as quickly as possible.Emergency Dentistry
Fluoride treatment is a safe and effective way to help prevent tooth decay, fight off harmful bacteria, and strengthen tooth enamel in kids. All children are at an increased risk for cavities.Fluoride Treatment
As an athlete, you need the best gear possible. We offer top quality athletic mouth guards to protect your teeth whenever you practice or compete.Mouth Guards
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
At A Smile To Grow With, we use laughing gas for a wide variety of in-house services. Our goal is to ensure your child is comfortable, calm, and relaxed through any dental treatment or dental procedure.
Pediatric Dental Sedation
We use dental sedation for a wide variety of treatments and procedures at A Smile to Grow With. Helping patients remain calm, comfortable, and relaxed is always one of our biggest goals.Pediatric Dental Sedation
Regular Dental Checkup
Regular dental checkups are an essential part of maintaining a healthy smile. It’s a critical part of oral health for children. Dental checkups should be completed every six months to maintain proper, optimal health.Regular Dental Checkup
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is a painless, non-invasive, and effective alternative for treating cavities and tooth decay in toddlers and children who don’t have their permanent teeth, yet.Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)
While it’s always our goal to care for and maintain your natural teeth, there are cases when removing a tooth is in your best interest. We work to make tooth extractions as easy as possible so you can focus on a quick recovery.Tooth Extractions
Fillings are extremely common and have a high success rate. We offer options for composite fillings and amalgam fillings—both are safe. It's a simple procedure used to restore cavities or other mild decay or deterioration.Tooth Fillings
Home Dental Care Tips for Toddlers, Children, and Teens
Should I use toothpaste when brushing my toddler's teeth?
Yes. As soon as the teeth begin to appear, start brushing twice daily using fluoridated toothpaste and a soft, age-appropriate sized toothbrush. For children 0-2-years-old, use a smear of toothpaste; for children between ages 3 and 6 years, use a pea-sized amount. Keep in mind that young children require assistance and do not have the ability to brush their teeth effectively.
When should I start flossing my children's teeth?
You should start flossing your children's baby teeth when they begin fitting closely together. This typically occurs between ages two and six. By helping your children floss their teeth help them create the habit of flossing daily. As their fine motor skills develop, you can teach them how to floss on their own. Children usually develop the ability to floss on their own around the age of 10.
Does my child's diet really affect their oral health?
A good, healthy diet is important for a child's growth and development. It also has a direct effect on their dental health. We all know sugar contributes to tooth decay, and while almost all foods have some type of sugar in them it's important to limit the amount of sugar your child has. Nutritious eating habits combined with daily brushing and flossing promote overall health, while protecting your child’s teeth and gums from damaging decay, resulting in a strong, healthy smile.
Have more questions about your pediatric service options? Contact our office and we are happy to discuss which option is best for you.