Nicole Byrne, DMD

Pediatric Dentistry, Saratoga Springs NY

At the Office of Dr. Nicole Byrne, we are concerned about your child’s total health care.  Good oral health is an important part of total health.  Establishing our office as your child’s “Dental Home” provides us the opportunity to implement preventative dental health habits that keep a child free from dental/oral disease.  We focus on prevention, early detection, treatment of dental diseases and keep current on the latest advances in dentistry for children.  Our office is a place where children feel at home and start their journey for a lifetime of great oral health.  The dental needs of children and adolescents are very specific.  Our practice has the experience and compassion to tend to both aspects.  We build trust and confidence with our patients as well as educate parents and caregivers- a combination that leads to fantastic results.  Pleasant visits to our office promote the establishment of trust and confidence in your child that will last a lifetime.  Our goal is to help all children feel good about visiting the dentist and teach them how to care for their teeth.  From our special office designs to our communication style, our main concern is what is best for your child. We look forward to meeting your child! 

At what age should my child see the dentist

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), your child should visit the dentist by his/her 1st birthday. You can make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. Your child should be informed of the visit and told that the dentist and their staff will explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do concerning the visit, the better.  It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as needle, pull, drill or hurt.  Instead our office uses words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.