For children's dentistry in Hicksville, visit Philip M. Tornatore for the professional and high-quality care your child deserves.
We pride ourselves on making the child dental experience a positive and nonthreatening event. With the aids of digital technology including digital x-rays, intraoral and extraoral photography, the child is able to be involved in his or her dental visit and dental care. We start seeing children at the age of 3, where we introduce the child to the dental office by counting teeth, polishing, and going over brushing. Our team checks for cavities, bite problems, and any habit intervention like thumb sucking and extended pacifier use.
We believe in preventive dentistry, fluoride treatments beginning at the age of 5, fluoride vitamins from birth, checkup appointments every 6 months and sealants on all teeth as soon as possible. With the use of the laser cavity detector, Diagnodent, we can detect cavities at their smallest size and treat them most times with air abrasion eliminating the need for an anesthetic injection and the use of the drill. Since each operatory has chair-side flat screen television set, children are able to watch their favorite television show or movie on DVD.
Dental sealants have been shown to be highly effective in the prevention of cavities. A sealant is a thin plastic film applied to the biting surface of molars and premolars. The sealant acts as a barrier so that cavity producing bacteria can not adhere to the grooves.