Pediatric Dentistry

Court Square Dentistry is not what you may expect when you envision a dental office.

Dr. Ian Mapes and the rest of our friendly dental team have created a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere for dental care services to give our patients the highest quality dental experience available in Long Island City.

This includes children!

We know that it can be scary for kids – and their parents – to come to the dentist for their first appointment. Dr. Mapes and his entire team love working with children, and they work hard to ensure your little one is entirely comfortable in the dental chair.

Good Oral Health Starts Early

Many adults avoid going to the dentist because they have anxiety about it. This apprehension often goes back to a bad experience they might have had at the dentist when they were a child.

We want your children to take good care of their oral health for the rest of their lives, so we want to build a good relationship with them from their very first trip to our office. Kids who go to the dentist regularly tend to become adults who go to the dentist regularly and have much better dental health throughout their lives – and we want to encourage that.

Your Child’s First Visit 

The primary purpose of your child’s first “spin” in the dental chair is to help us earn his or her trust. We want your kids to understand that the dentist is a safe place – not something to fear. We want your kids to grow accustomed to the sights, sounds, and smells of the dentist office. Dr. Mapes won’t do anything that upsets your child or makes him or her uncomfortable.

After a brief examination of your child’s teeth, Dr. Mapes will talk to you and your child in a reassuring voice designed to keep kids calm. He and his team will take some time to talk to you about your child’s oral health and whether development appears to be on track. They will also go over brushing and flossing techniques to ensure that home care is being handled properly. Kids lack the dexterity to brush and floss effectively until they are about six years old, so until then, it’s up to their parents.

Dr. Mapes will also talk about your child’s diet and offer recommendations for healthy snacks that won’t contribute to tooth decay.

If you have questions or concerns about your child’s oral health, be sure to bring those up at this time.

Preventive Care for Healthy Smiles

Dr. Mapes may talk to you about dental sealants or fluoride treatments to help keep cavities from forming. Even with good home care, kids are susceptible to cavities.

Call Court Square Dentistry to Make an Appointment

Help your kids establish a great relationship today that will serve them well tomorrow, helping them enjoy a lifetime of good oral health. Take them to a dentist who loves working with kids!

Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your child – or any member of your family.