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Specializing in dentistry for infants, children & adolescents.

Where Smiles Grow Latham

9 Century Hill Drive
Latham, NY 12110

Phone: 518-785-3911
Email: info@wheresmilesgrow.com
Referring Doctors: referrals@wheresmilesgrow.com
Fax: 518-785-4910
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Our Pediatric Dental Services in Latham

Early Infant Oral Care

A healthy smile is a gift that keeps on giving, and this guide to early infant oral care emphasizes the importance of starting oral care even before your baby’s first tooth erupts. By introducing a toothbrush, using the right amount of toothpaste, and teaching proper brushing techniques, you can help establish lifelong oral hygiene habits for your little one. Making dental care fun and engaging, scheduling regular dental checkups, and promoting healthy habits for overall oral health are crucial steps in ensuring your child’s teeth and gums remain in excellent condition. With dedication and love, you can help your child develop a radiant smile worth cherishing.

Preventive Care

Preventative dental care plays a crucial role in fostering a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums for our children. It is essential to start early with regular check-ups, cleanings, and good oral hygiene habits. Pediatric dentists recommend scheduling a child’s first dental visit when their first tooth appears or by their first birthday. During routine visits, dentists will monitor tooth development, provide orthodontic referrals if needed, and educate parents and children about proper nutrition and oral health habits. Dental sealants and custom-fitted mouthguards for sports are additional preventative measures that can protect children’s teeth from cavities and injuries. By working together, we can help our children achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful smiles throughout their lives.

Diagnostic, Restorative and Surgical Care

Comprehensive pediatric dental care is vital for maintaining your child’s oral health, and our skilled pediatric dentists at Where Smiles Grow offer a wide range of diagnostic, restorative, and surgical services to address any dental concerns. From tooth fillings and pulpotomies to dental crowns and tooth extractions, we provide personalized treatment plans based on each child’s unique needs. Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with advanced radiography technology and laser soft tissue surgery, ensuring a safe, comfortable, and efficient dental experience for your child. Trust our compassionate team to create a welcoming environment and deliver outstanding dental care for your child’s lasting oral health.

Nutrition and Oral Health

Fostering lifelong dental wellness for your child involves incorporating proper nutrition and good oral care habits at home, in addition to regular dental check-ups. Offer child-friendly, healthy snacks like crunchy fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and dairy products to support strong teeth, and help your child develop effective oral hygiene practices from an early age. Encourage a positive attitude towards dental visits and care and remember that our pediatric dentists are here to guide and support you every step of the way.

Special Needs

At Where Smiles Grow, our expert pediatric dentists are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate dental care tailored to the unique needs of children with special healthcare or behavioral requirements. With a holistic approach encompassing clinical dentistry, early childhood development, behavior management, and child psychology, our team ensures a comfortable and secure environment for each patient. We customize appointments, collaborate with parents, offer sedation options, and develop personalized treatment plans to help children grow more confident in their dental journey. Recognized by the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region and serving as the exclusive dentists on the Albany Medical Center Cleft & Craniofacial Team, we are committed to helping every child achieve and maintain a healthy smile in a nurturing environment.

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is a solution for children who experience fear and anxiety associated with dental treatment. At Where Smiles Grow, we offer a range of sedation options, including nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and general anesthesia in a hospital setting. Our goal is to enable a child to undergo treatment or allow a dentist to perform a procedure as safely and efficiently as possible without having long-term negative effects on a child’s dental experience. Safety is always our top priority, and each of our doctors has undergone advanced training in medical emergencies. Contact us today to schedule your child’s appointment.

Custom Mouthguards

Custom mouthguards are essential for your child’s safety in sports, as they offer superior protection and comfort compared to store-bought alternatives. Designed specifically for your child’s mouth, these mouthguards provide a snug fit, reducing the risk of oral injuries such as broken teeth, lacerations, and jaw fractures. By investing in a custom mouthguard, you can ensure your child’s well-being during various sports activities, including baseball, softball, football, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and more. Consult with your pediatric dentist today to get the perfect custom mouthguard tailored to your child’s needs.

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