Children's Dentistry

Emery & Scuro DMD, PC -  - Family & General Dentist

Emery & Scuro DMD, PC

Family & General Dentists located in Gates-Chili, Rochester, NY

The experienced dental team at Emery & Scuro DMD, PC in Rochester, New York, offers customized children’s dentistry for kids 18 months and up. The providers focus on improving and protecting your child’s oral health from a young age to reduce their risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Through routine checkups and thorough cleanings, the dentists ensure your child’s teeth grow healthy and strong. To learn more about the children’s dentistry services available at Emery & Scuro DMD, PC, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Children's Dentistry Q & A

What is children’s dentistry?

Children’s dentistry focuses on oral health care for children starting at 18 months through early adulthood. The staff at Emery & Scuro DMD, PC, provides specialized care to address your child’s dental needs at various stages of growth.

The team provides preventive checkups and professional cleanings for your child’s initial baby teeth and their secondary, permanent adult teeth. Other available children’s dentistry services include:

  • Cavity repair
  • Treatment for tooth injuries
  • Management of gum disease
  • Orthodontic assessment for teeth alignment

The Emery & Scuro DMD, PC dental team, also offers guidance for addressing thumbsucking, pacifier use, nail-biting, and other habits that can interfere with healthy teeth.

How often should my child see the dentist?

To identify potential oral health issues as early as possible, the Emery & Scuro DMD, PC dental team recommends scheduling routine visits every six months.

If your child has existing oral health issues, they may need to visit the office more frequently to monitor their condition and receive necessary treatments.

You should schedule your child’s first dental visit by 18 months to ensure they receive the proper care to support good oral health.

What can I expect during my child’s first dental appointment?

The providers at Emery & Scuro DMD, PC are highly skilled in caring for children’s dental health needs. They use a gentle approach to help your child feel comfortable and not fearful. This helps build a trusting relationship between your child and their dentist.

Oral health exam

During your child’s first visit, the dental team reviews their medical history and visually examines their teeth and gums. In some cases, noninvasive dental X-rays are necessary to identify cavities and other issues the dentists can’t see during a visual exam.

Professional cleaning

Depending on your child’s age, the providers may recommend a professional cleaning to remove bacteria. They may apply a topical fluoride or a dental sealant as an added layer of protection against cavities and tooth decay.

Preventive resources

The Emery & Scuro DMD, PC team also provides resources to help your child learn proper oral hygiene, including tips for brushing and flossing. If your child plays sports or grinds their teeth, the dental team can customize a protective guard to protect against permanent tooth damage.

To schedule a dental exam for your child or to learn more about available children’s dentistry services, contact Emery & Scuro DMD, PC, by phone, or by using the online booking system.