Pediatric Dentistry

Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Yorktown, Shrub Oak, NY

When you need a pediatric dentistry provider, finding a caring team that understands how to relate to children is essential. At Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs, caring dental specialists Elliot Ledner, DDS, Janet Zaiff, DDS, and the team have 30-plus years of experience in making kids feel at-ease with dental care. That’s why they’re one of the most successful practices in the area. The comfortable office in the Shrub Oak and Yorktown, New York, area, is kid-friendly, and children look forward to playing the video game system on-site, too. Call the office now.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

When should my child visit the dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends scheduling your child’s first appointment when their first baby tooth appears, or at 12 months, whichever comes first. 

After the initial visit to Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs, most children have appointments every six months. The team recommends the ideal dental schedule for your child’s needs.

What happens in a pediatric dentistry appointment?

Your child's appointment at Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs starts with a talk. You can point out any dental issues your child's having and ask questions. The team has a reassuring manner, and they always use a gentle approach to help children relax. 

A pediatric dentistry exam includes a careful check of your child's teeth and gums. The team may take digital X-rays and/or use a small intraoral camera that captures images of the inner mouth. 

These state-of-the-art imaging tools allow them to diagnose and treat cavities and other issues before they're serious enough to cause your child pain.

In most cases, a pediatric dentistry exam includes a dental cleaning. The Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs team uses special tools to gently remove plaque and tartar from your child's teeth and the gumline. 

Then, they use a powerful electric toothbrush to apply a gritty toothpaste in a kid-approved flavor. This whisks away any remaining plaque and tartar and polishes your child's teeth to a healthy shine. 

The team also does professional flossing to clean between your child’s teeth. Depending on your child's needs, they may recommend a fluoride treatment after the cleaning. 

Fluoride treatment can help make your child's teeth stronger to prevent cavities. If your child is cavity prone, or they’re still learning good brushing habits, the team may also recommend dental sealant, a very thin layer of protective material on the molars.

If your child needs a longer or more complex dental procedure, the Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs team offers safe and comfortable sedation dentistry options like nitrous oxide. 

What if my child has tooth decay?

If your child has one or more cavities, never fear. The Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs team offers gentle care using today’s latest technology. 

They use an advanced laser to remove decayed areas with no drill and no anesthesia needed. This allows for virtually painless procedures. The team typically uses white (tooth-colored) fillings that are both durable and nearly invisible.

The Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs team has over 30 years of experience in treating children, and they’re here to deliver compassionate care to all members of your family. Book by calling the office today.