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Pediatric Dentistry at Midtown Dental Group

Expert Care for Little Smiles

At Midtown Dental Group, we're proud to offer specialized pediatric dentistry led by Dr. Jessica Baron, a board-certified pediatric dentist. Currently, our expert pediatric services are exclusively available at our Brooklyn locations in Cobble Hill and Park Slope. Dr. Baron and our friendly team are dedicated to making dental visits a positive, educational, and fun experience for your child, ensuring they maintain a healthy smile as they grow.

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Meet Dr. Jessica Baron

Dr. Jessica Baron, a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, brings a wealth of expertise and a gentle touch to pediatric dentistry. Raised in Charleston, SC, and educated at Duke University, she pursued her dental degrees at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she excelled and received numerous awards. After residencies at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center, and a fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Baron has dedicated her career to pediatric dentistry, striving to make each child's dental experience informative and enjoyable.
Dr. Daniell Mishaan, Midtown Dental Group founder, interacting with a patient
Dr. Daniell Mishaan, Midtown Dental Group founder, interacting with a patient

Everything You Need to Know About Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is essential for setting the foundation of good oral health early in life. At Midtown Dental Group, Dr. Jessica Baron and our compassionate team specialize in treating young patients in environments designed for comfort and fun. From routine check-ups to educational sessions on proper dental care, our goal is to ensure your child feels secure and confident in their dental health journey. Below, explore how our services cater specifically to children and their unique needs:

A Dentist Your Kids Will Love

It's crucial for children to have a dentist they trust and enjoy visiting, as this relationship can influence their oral health habits for life. Dr. Jessica Baron excels in creating a welcoming and engaging atmosphere, helping children understand the importance of taking care of their teeth in a way that’s relatable and fun.

Convenient Appointments for the Whole Family

We understand the challenge of scheduling appointments for the whole family. That's why we offer the convenience of booking back-to-back appointments for siblings at our Cobble Hill and Park Slope locations. This streamlined approach not only saves time but also ensures consistent and comprehensive dental care for all your children in one place.

When To Plan Your Child's First Visit

Starting dental visits early is key to lifelong oral health. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children see a dentist by the age of 12 months or within six months after their first tooth appears. These early visits, lasting 30 to 45 minutes, involve thorough examinations of your child's teeth, jaws, bite, gums, and oral tissues to monitor growth and development.

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Trust Your Child's Smile to Dr. Jess

Ready to give your child the best in dental care? Schedule an appointment online or call us today to visit Dr. Jessica Baron at our specialized pediatric locations in Cobble Hill and Park Slope. Let us take care of your child's smile in the most caring and professional way.

Pediatric Dentistry FAQ

Have questions about pediatric dentistry? Browse our FAQ section to find answers about everything from the first dental visit to tips for at-home dental care. Our FAQs provide valuable insights to help you understand more about our services and how we can help your child maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is a specialized branch of dentistry focused on the oral health care of children from infancy through adolescence. This field addresses specific needs related to growing teeth, gums, and mouths, offering preventive and therapeutic oral health care. Pediatric dentists, like Dr. Jessica Baron, are trained to create a friendly and supportive environment that alleviates children's fears and promotes a positive attitude towards dental health. Regular visits to a pediatric dentist ensure that children's dental growth and development are closely monitored, helping to establish the foundation for a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

When should I first bring my child to see a pediatric dentist?

It is recommended to schedule your child's first dental visit by the age of 12 months or within six months after their first tooth appears. These initial visits, which typically last between 30 to 45 minutes, are crucial as they allow the dentist to examine the development of your child's teeth, jaws, bite, gums, and oral tissues. This early assessment helps identify potential issues early on, ensuring timely interventions that support healthy growth and development.

How can I help my child prevent tooth decay?

Preventing tooth decay starts with proper dental hygiene practices from an early age. For children under 3 years old, use a smear of fluoride toothpaste about the size of a grain of rice. As they grow, increase the amount to a pea-sized dollop and assist or supervise brushing to ensure they brush thoroughly for 2 minutes twice a day, covering teeth, gums, and tongue. Additionally, limit sugary snacks and drinks, encourage healthy eating habits, and schedule regular dental check-ups to maintain optimal oral health.

What should I do if my child is anxious about visiting the dentist?

Dental anxiety in children is common, but pediatric dentists like Dr. Jessica Baron are trained to help ease these fears. Dr. Jess uses techniques designed to comfort and distract young patients, such as explaining procedures in child-friendly language, using fun and engaging storytelling, or even showing and letting them handle dental instruments to demystify the process. Positive reinforcement and creating a warm, inviting atmosphere make visits enjoyable, often making children excited for their next dental appointment. If your child is particularly nervous, discuss it with us beforehand so we can tailor the approach to make their experience as comforting as possible.

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