Pediatric Dentistry

We love children!

Dr. Kanganis and her team at Bronxville Dental Care enjoy treating children of all ages. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care for infants, children, and adolescents, as well as children with special needs. As a mother herself, Dr. Kanganis understands the importance of helping children to enjoy their visits to the dentist, while earning their trust and teaching them to become active participants in their dental health. Our goal is to focus on prevention, early detection, and the treatment of dental disease in a pleasant, safe, calming, and nurturing environment.

Tooth decay is the number one preventable childhood disease. Prevention starts with excellent dental habits, a proper diet, and regular visits to the dentist. As your child’s dental home, we believe in guiding parents and caretakers to be active participants in their child’s health.

We recognize that while many children may feel apprehensive or uneasy about dental visits, we make it our mission to help every child feel relaxed and comfortable. Nothing is more rewarding than when our young patients look forward to seeing us and leave smiling! We treat each child individually and customize our approach based on your child’s needs and personality. We promise to work with your child to develop a positive relationship through guidance, encouragement, patience, and a lot of humor!

We would love to be your child’s dental home, working together as partners in your child’s oral health! Call us at (914) 337-6536. We would love to meet you and your child!

Bronxville Dental Care was also recently named a Practice of Distinction by the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, aka America’s Toothfairy.
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Preventive and Doagnostic
An oral evaluation is recommended every six months. A thorough examination of the mouth, including teeth and all soft tissues, as well as the head and neck, is performed to detect any abnormalities.
Regular cleanings help keep gums healthy and teeth clean. A dental prophylaxis includes the removal of tartar and plaque, as well as polishing teeth to remove stains and prevent further plaque build-up. Oral hygiene instruction is also reviewed at every visit with your child.
Fluoride is a natural substance that helps strengthen teeth and prevent decay. Fluoride treatments are administered at our office as an important component of pediatric dental treatment. The fluoride is applied to the teeth as a foam, usually in a tray, or directly painted onto the teeth, for one minute.
Digital X-Rays are a valuable diagnostic tool used to identify decay, tooth or bone defects, tumors, cysts, and other abnormalities. Digital X-rays reduce radiation exposure by approximately 90% compared with traditional film and produce high quality images that can be viewed immediately. Digital X-rays are also a very green technology – by eliminating the need for chemicals to develop the X-rays, there is a huge reduction in chemical waste in the environment.
During a regular check-up, oral hygiene instructions are given to both patient and parent.  Good home care can reduce the risk of plaque and tartar build-up which can lead to cavities. Instructions include proper techniques for brushing, flossing, and using mouth rinses.
Dental sealants are made of a safe resin material which is applied to the biting surfaces of permanent molars and premolars to prevent cavities. The sealant material fills in the pits and grooves of a tooth, providing a barrier between the tooth and cavity-causing agents like plaque and food. The application of sealants is a quick and easy procedure. Once a tooth is cleaned and disinfected, the sealant is applied directly to the tooth surface, and then it its cured, or hardened, by a light source.
Tooth-colored fillings that release fluoride are used to restore broken or carious teeth.
Root canals on primary teeth involve treating decay that has reached the nerve, or pulp, of the tooth. A pulpotomy is performed to prevent any infection, which could damage the underlying permanent tooth. A pulpotomy involves removing the nerve of the tooth, disinfecting the pulp chamber, and packing the tooth with a sedative material. The tooth is then restored until it is ready to exfoliate on its own.
A crown is used to completely cover a severely decayed or broken down tooth, restoring it to its normal size and shape.
Extraction is the removal of a non-restorable tooth. Local anesthetic is used to minimize discomfort, while the tooth is gently loosened from the socket.