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50 Dayton Lane, Suite #103
Peekskill, NY 10566

FAQ

  • Are thumb and pacifier sucking habits harmful for a child’s teeth?

    Thumb and pacifier sucking habits will generally only become a problem if they go on for a very long period of time. Most children stop these habits on their own, but if they are still sucking their thumbs or fingers past the age of three, a mouth appliance may be recommended by your pediatric dentist.

  • What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?

    Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist has two to three years specialty training following dental school and limits his/her practice to treating children only. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health needs.

  • When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?

    In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday.

  • What should I use to clean my baby’s teeth?

    A toothbrush will remove plaque bacteria that can lead to decay. Any soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head, preferably one designed specifically for infants, should be used at least once a day at bedtime.

  • Why do my gums bleed?

    Your gums bleed as a result of inflammation caused by the presence of bacteria in your mouth. This bacteria when not properly cleaned off your teeth will result in an irritation of the gum tissue. This irritation called gingivitis, will result in red, puffy and bleeding gums. Gone untreated, it can progress into periodontal disease.

  • Why are my teeth sensitive to cold?

    Cold sensitivity can be due a number of reasons. Some people are just generally more sensitive to temperature changes. Other causes may be due to recession of the gum tissue, abrasions of the teeth, large metal restorations or decay. Treatments for this condition can include fillings, fluoride applications or the use of desensitizing toothpastes.

  • What causes tooth decay?

    Tooth decay is caused by bacteria (plaque) in your mouth which react with sugary and starchy deposits from food you eat. This reaction produces acid which damages the enamel over time and weakens the tooth.

  • What causes bad breath?

    Bad breath or halitosis, can be caused by many things. The most common cause is the presence of bacteria in your mouth and on your tongue. These bacteria produce odorous compounds. In some cases, the cause of bad breath can be from gastrointestinal origin.

  • What can be done for ulcers or canker sores in the mouth?

    Ulcers are very difficult to treat. There is no proven technique that will eliminate ulcers. They can occur as a result of trauma or due to a viral source. Depending On their cause there are specific medications that can shorten their duration. Left alone, ulcers will generally diminish and disappear in two weeks.

  • Do over-the-counter bleaching products work?

    There is some evidence that over-the-counter bleaching products do whiten teeth, however these products are not used under the supervision of your dentist and There may be potential problems which may need attention prior to whitening in this Way. Also, the trays usually sold with these products do fit as well as those that are custom made by your dentist. As a result, damage to your gums and teeth is possible.

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Gentle Care Pediatric Dentistry
50 Dayton Lane, Suite #103
Peekskill, NY 10566 (Beach Shopping Center, next to Tutor Time)

Phone: (914) 402-6980

Fax: (914) 930-1013

Office Hours by Appointment.

Gentle Care Pediatric Dentistry
40 Radio Circle
Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

Phone: (914) 241-1933

Office Hours by Appointment.

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