Pediatric Services

When you step into Happy Smile Pediatric Dentistry in New York City, NY, you'll know you've found the perfect place for your child's care. Pediatric dentists train 2-3 extra years and focus on only children to ensure their care is complete and safe.

Our team loves helping kids grow into healthy adults. Dr. Cernigliaro and Dr. Kim know that early experiences influence the value children place on their oral health as adults. One negative experience can affect a child’s outlook on dentistry for the rest of their life. You can be sure your child will have a great experience at Happy Smile Pediatric Dentistry.

The services offered at Happy Smile Pediatric Dentistry ensure that pediatric patients feel welcome. From the earliest check-ups to orthodontic evaluations, Dr. Cernigliaro and Dr. Kim will listen to your concerns and guide your child through every stage.

Children's Dentistry

Helping our youngest patients grow into healthy young adults is a highlight for our team. Children are constantly growing and require frequent checkups to ensure they are developing properly. With an early preventative hygiene plan, we can prevent childhood tooth decay and a lifetime of problems.

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Teen's Dentistry

Most parents know the teen years present unique challenges. When it comes to your teen’s dental health, rapid changes seem to happen almost daily. A good partnership with our team can help you, and your teen survive these sometimes difficult years.

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Ortho Screenings

Metal grins fill the pages of many high school yearbooks. But braces offer benefits at many different stages of life. Identifying problems at an early age allows for early treatment which often results in quicker treatment. Monitoring growth and development at your child's regular preventive visits is just part of our commitment to your family's dental health.

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Sealants

Deep crevices run across the chewing surface of molars. Even though a toothbrush can skim across these surfaces, the narrow grooves trap bacteria beyond the bristles’ reach. Cavities may form and end up affecting the tooth’s nerve without warning, destroying valuable tooth structure. Protecting the grooves with a bonded sealer might be worth exploring.

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COMPOSITE FILLINGS

Cavities, chips, and fractures can occur on any tooth surface throughout the mouth. The composite filling material is tooth-colored and provides a versatile solution to many common problems. Blended into a prepared area, the composite polishes to a smooth, undetectable finish.

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Silver Diamine Fluoride

The use of Silver Diamine Fluoride in dentistry has been well documented for its safe and successful ability to help control tooth decay.  Its application is a conservative approach for the treatment of active decay.  Your doctor can discuss if this is a good option for your child’s care.  

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