Westbury Dental Spa is a locally owned dental practice offering comprehensive dentistry in a modern and friendly environment. We always focus on gentle care using industry leading technology. We’re open Monday – Saturday, direct bill most insurance plans, and always warmly welcome new patients! REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT
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We’ll help your child develop a beautiful, healthy smile!
Children’s teeth are prone to cavities and are constantly changing. Without proactive care and regular hygiene visits, challenges that surface may be irreversible. Our team is dedicated to providing gentle care for your child and educating them on the importance of good oral hygiene so that they maintain a healthy mouth and great brushing and flossing habits.
- We use advanced techniques and technology to keep your child comfortable
- We’ll monitor your child’s dental develpment
- We’ll educate your child and give them home care instructions
or call (516) 282-5100
Why choose us?
Meet Dr. Farhana Oza-Chughtai
New Patient Visit – How it Works
During your first visit we will take some digital X-Rays and see what’s going on inside of your mouth. Then, we’ll learn about your oral health goals and come up with a treatment plan.
Your Mouth, Your Decisions
Once we have shared our recommendations, we want you make the best decisions for yourself. We will never be pushy or recommend treatments that you do not need.
Our goal is for our patients to require the least amount of dental treatment possible. Children who enter adulthood with the fewest restored teeth generally have the lowest risk of future problems.
Sealants can dramatically reduce the number of cavities a child might develop throughout their childhood. On the chewing surface of molars, deep grooves run into the center of the teeth. Under a microscope, these crevices might look like a deep canyon. In reality, most of them are narrower than a single toothbrush bristle but that is still wide enough for bacteria to hide. It’s easy to see how cavities can form in such a perfect hideout.
If the grooves in permanent molars are sealed at a young age, the risk of decay decreases dramatically. Fortunately, this procedure can be done quickly and without any discomfort or anesthetic. The sealant material creates a smooth surface, filling in the grooves and making the biting surface more manageable for little hands to keep clean. A resin material is flowed over the grooves and is sealed quickly with a blue curing light. Within a few minutes, your child’s teeth are protected against cavities.
Sealants only last a few years and may need to be repaired or replaced periodically. But research confirms a 90% reduction in tooth decay along the chewing surface in sealed molars. This cost-effective, simple step may help your child enter adulthood with fewer fillings.