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Specializing in dentistry for infants, children & adolescents.

Where Smiles Grow Schodack

81 Miller Road, Ste. 900
Castleton-On-Hudson, NY 12033

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

Our Pediatric Dental Services in Schodack

Early Infant Oral Care

A radiant smile is a priceless gift, and this comprehensive guide to early infant oral care stresses the significance of initiating oral care even before your baby’s first tooth emerges. By acquainting your baby with a toothbrush, utilizing the appropriate amount of toothpaste, and demonstrating correct brushing methods, you can instill lifelong oral hygiene habits in your little one. Ensuring dental care is enjoyable and engaging, scheduling routine dental appointments, and fostering healthy practices for overall oral health are vital steps in maintaining your child’s teeth and gums in prime condition. With commitment and affection, you can help your child cultivate a dazzling smile worth treasuring.

Preventive Care

Proactive dental care is essential for nurturing a lifetime of robust teeth and gums in our children. It is crucial to begin early with consistent check-ups, cleanings, and sound oral hygiene routines. Pediatric dentists advise scheduling a child’s inaugural dental visit when their first tooth emerges or by their first birthday. Throughout regular appointments, dentists will track tooth development, offer orthodontic referrals as necessary, and educate both parents and children on proper nutrition and oral health practices. Dental sealants and tailor-made mouthguards for sports are supplementary preventive measures safeguarding children’s teeth against cavities and injuries. By collaborating, we can assist our children in attaining and preserving healthy, attractive smiles for life.

Diagnostic, Restorative and Surgical Care

All-encompassing pediatric dental care is crucial for sustaining your child’s oral health, and our proficient pediatric dentists at Where Smiles Grow provide an extensive array of diagnostic, restorative, and surgical services to address any dental concerns. Ranging from tooth fillings and pulpotomies to dental crowns and extractions, we devise personalized treatment plans tailored to each child’s distinct needs. Our cutting-edge facilities boast advanced radiography technology and laser soft tissue surgery, ensuring a secure, comfortable, and efficient dental experience for your child. Entrust our empathetic team to cultivate a welcoming atmosphere and deliver exceptional dental care for your child’s enduring oral health.

Nutrition and Oral Health

Promoting lifelong dental well-being for your child necessitates integrating proper nutrition and effective oral care habits at home, along with routine dental examinations. Offer child-friendly, nutritious snacks like crunchy fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and dairy products to bolster strong teeth and guide your child in establishing efficient oral hygiene routines from a young age. Encourage a positive outlook towards dental visits and care and remember that our pediatric dentists are here to advise and support you at every stage.

Special Needs

At Where Smiles Grow, our accomplished pediatric dentists are devoted to delivering comprehensive and empathetic dental care customized to the distinctive needs of children with special healthcare or behavioral requirements. Adopting a holistic approach that encompasses clinical dentistry, early childhood development, behavior management, and child psychology, our team guarantees a comfortable and secure setting for each patient. We tailor appointments, collaborate with parents, offer sedation options, and formulate personalized treatment plans to help children become 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 pledge to assist every child in achieving and maintaining a healthy smile in a nurturing environment.

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry provides a solution for children who experience fear and anxiety related to dental treatment. At Where Smiles Grow, we present various sedation options, including nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and general anesthesia in a hospital setting. Our objective is to enable children to undergo treatment or allow dentists to perform procedures as safely and efficiently as possible, without leaving long-term negative effects on a child’s dental experience. Safety is always our foremost priority, and each of our doctors has completed advanced training in medical emergencies. Contact us today to schedule your child’s appointment.

Custom Mouthguards

Custom mouthguards are indispensable for your child’s safety in sports, as they offer enhanced protection and comfort compared to off-the-shelf alternatives. Specifically designed for your child’s mouth, these mouthguards provide a secure fit, minimizing 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 obtain the perfect custom mouthguard tailored to your child’s needs.