Dr. Richard Corbin and Dr. Bruce Corbin are trusted family dentists in Bayside, NY. They are committed to delivering the best family dentistry to patients of all ages. Our dental office staff understands that children visiting the dentist for the first time are frightened or apprehensive.
We provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere to help them feel relaxed. Additionally, as a Bayside family dentist office, they are seen by the same people who treat you. Choosing a family dentist to treat your entire family will save you time since you only need to travel to one location and we can often treat everyone during a single visit.
We are currently accepting new patients in Bayside, NY who are searching for a dentist office that offers complete oral health care for every member of their family. In addition to family dental services, we also offer many restorative and cosmetic solutions. We help patients suffering from missing or damaged teeth, or who want to improve the appearance of their beautiful smile.
Family Dentistry: Caring for your Child’s Teeth
Typically, children begin teething between the ages of 6-12 months old. Their teeth will continue to erupt until about age 3. By then you should expect your child to have about 20 primary teeth. Your child will begin to lose their primary teeth at various times throughout their childhood and by age 6 their permanent teeth will begin to erupt.
We recommend that your child begin seeing a dentist by the age of 1. Their very first dental exam sets the stage for their future oral health habits. It is important for a dentist to monitor all the various changes happening as they age. Making sure your child’s teeth development is normal and intervening when a problem arises can save them from future treatment. You can save thousands of dollars in complex treatments.
Just like you, your child should visit our dentist office every six months to maintain proper oral health. At every visit, your child will receive a dental cleaning and a thorough examination. We will screen for various problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and overall oral development. Our dentists will also do an orthodontic screening to see if early intervention may be necessary. We will only recommend the most relevant dental treatments for your child.
Our Family Dentistry Services and Dental Care for Children:
- Sports mouthguards
- Tooth extraction, wisdom tooth monitoring, and extraction
- Short-term orthodontics
- Dental Fillings
- Dental sealants
Cavity Prevention in Children
Tooth decay or a tooth cavity is a common childhood issue. You can help your child avoid cavities by helping them care for their teeth. Make sure they are brushing for at least 2 minutes twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and making sure to schedule their regular dentist appointments.
You can also help prevent cavities by limiting the amount of sugar they consume. Childhood tooth decay is very common, but you can easily avoid it by following those basic steps. This will ensure your child will not have to undergo an expensive dental procedure in the future.
Dental sealants are another option to help deter tooth decay. They’re made of a flexible material that’s painted over the molars. These teeth typically are at the biggest risk for tooth decay due to the grooves in the top of them. Sealants provide an extra barrier between the tooth and plaque buildup, lowering the chances of cavities.
Just like there are dental problems that children are more likely to experience, these problems appear throughout life. As teens progress into young adulthood, their wisdom teeth start to come in. These extra teeth can cause problems with your healthy smile. Often, there’s no room in the mouth for these teeth and they can cause cramped and crooked teeth. We may recommend that they be removed.
As we age, our teeth age too. The enamel layer starts to wear away, exposing the yellowish dentin layer underneath. Seniors are also more likely to suffer from tooth loss and other dental problems. It’s essential to come to the dentist regularly so that we can monitor these problems. We can recommend tooth whitening, dental implants, or other solutions to help you stay confident in your smile as you age.
Call Today to Schedule A Dental Visit and Exam
Give Corbin Dental in Bayside, NY a call today to schedule your entire family’s dentist’s appointments. We recommend seeing your child for their first visit within 6 months of their first tooth erupting or by age 1. Dr. Bruce and Dr. Richard Corbin are currently welcoming new patients to their dental practice in Bayside, NY.