Pediatric Dentistry

Rainbow Dental, P.C.

Nabila Y. Mannan, D.D.S.

Cosmetic & General Dentist & Pediatric Dentist located in Astoria, NY

Positive dental experiences for kids are crucial to developing good oral hygiene habits that will last a lifetime. At Rainbow Dental, PC in Astoria and Sunnyside, New York, Dr. Nabila Mannan uses a soft and gentle touch to create a positive environment, starting kids off on the right track. If local anesthetics are needed, Dr. Nabila Mannan uses local anesthetics to reduce discomfort and eliminate any anxiety associated with the procedure. Call today to learn more about pediatric dentistry or schedule an appointment online.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Adults aren’t the only ones at risk for tooth decay; children are, too.

A child’s first teeth begin appearing around six months of age, and they lose them in preparation for their permanent teeth when they’re six or seven years old. Unfortunately, cavities are very common in children who don’t receive proper dental care.

Pediatric dentists teach kids proper oral health, so they learn to care for their teeth through all stages of childhood and into adulthood. Pediatric dentists receive additional training to address a child’s unique needs.

What dental services are offered for kids?

Pediatric dentists offer dental services that are similar to an adult’s but are tailored specifically to children. Special considerations taken for pediatric dentistry include:

  • Specialty equipment designed for children
  • Welcoming, child-friendly environments
  • Positive reinforcement to create a nurturing climate

Services directly related to pediatric dental care include:

  • Oral exams
  • Preventive care including fluoride treatments
  • Nutritional recommendations
  • Early assessment and teeth straightening treatments
  • Bite correction
  • Diagnosis of oral conditions associated with diseases
  • Gum disease management
  • Behavioral counseling for thumbsucking and pacifier use
  • Care for dental injuries
  • Mouthguards

How does a pediatric dentist work with my child?

The primary focus of pediatric dentistry is treatment and prevention using a gentle approach. Special consideration is given to children to reduce fear or confusion about their dental visit.

If anesthesia is required, Dr. Nabila Mannan uses local anesthetics to reduce discomfort and eliminate any anxiety associated with the procedure. She also teaches your child good oral hygiene habits and provides thank you baggies that encourage at-home tooth care.  

Individuals with developmental disabilities can also benefit from the approach pediatric dental care offers. Dr. Mannan’s facility is fully accessible for people with disabilities, and the staff participates in regular education courses to ensure that they provide the best care possible for their patients.

If you’re looking for your child’s first dentist, Dr. Mannan makes her services available to the Astoria community at a reasonable rate. New patients receive an exam, cleaning, X-ray, and free consultation for only $65. Contact Dr. Mannan or schedule your appointment online today.