Dr. Haim Fedida is a family dentist in Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst, NY. He is passionate about treating patients of all ages using general dental services. Family dentistry helps ensure that every patient’s smile is clean and healthy. Dr. Fedida always takes each patient’s dental history, budget, goals, and current needs into account when discussing treatment options. He recommends that parents with younger children help prepare them for their first visit. Preparing your child for the dentist can make visits more enjoyable.
How to Care for Baby Teeth
The primary teeth, also known as the baby teeth, are an important placeholder for permanent teeth. They help a child chew food, speak clearly, and keep their face looking nice. Baby teeth also help support natural speech and a balanced bite.
One way to care for baby teeth is to clean them by brushing twice a day. Parents should use toothpaste with fluoride in it and make sure they brush the front and back of the teeth. Parents should also encourage their children to drink water because it helps rinse away food particles that can cause tooth decay. Even before your child’s first tooth erupts, you should clean their gums using a clean and wet washcloth or wet gauze.
When the primary teeth erupt, use an infant toothbrush to clean them. Decay may occur on the upper front teeth or primary molars found in the back of the mouth. Because of this, you should also gently floss your child’s teeth as well.
Early tooth decay or gum disease leaves children prone to possibly developing future dental problems. However, we can help curb tooth decay at dental visits. Our hygienists and dentists can find early signs of decay during exams. They will also give advice for maintaining excellent dental health at home to both children and their parents.
As soon as younger patients are able to understand, we can help instruct them on the best brushing and flossing techniques. We encourage caregivers to help set a good example for their children to help them improve and maintain their health.
During routine dental visits, we will:
- Examine children’s teeth and gums
- Address bad oral health habits
- Teach children about cleaning their teeth and gums
- Help parents schedule regular dental visits for their children
Our family dental care services may include:
- Teeth cleanings
- Fluoride treatment
- Dental checkup
- Dental fillings/replacements
- Tooth Extractions
- Root canal treatment
Adult Dental Care
Keeping the teeth and gums healthy as you age ensures a stable bite, ease of speech, and bright smile. It is important to receive professional dental care at least once every six months. During these visits, we examine patients’ smiles and recommend general, restorative, or cosmetic treatment.
General dental treatments such as emergency dental care, extractions, and cleanings help prevent further oral health problems. Many restorative treatments benefit patients with tooth loss. We can replace a missing tooth or teeth with dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures.
Worn or yellowed teeth can be treated with cosmetic solutions such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or tooth bonding. Over time, the tooth enamel can wear down or become stained due to pigmented foods or beverages. Our professionals can provide treatment for every member of the family.
Call Our Dental Office Today
Are you looking for a family dentist? Our goal is to provide quality and comprehensive care for the entire family. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Fedida on our website or call Fedida Family Dentistry and Dental Spa at 929-552-6315. We are here to answer your questions about your or your child’s dental health. Additionally, we serve patients from Brooklyn, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Queens, New York.