Welcome to SLim Dental Kids

Soothing dental care for the little smiles in your life.

Our pediatric office provides general and orthodontic dental services, catered to kids.

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& Checkups

Regular cleanings are the best way to prevent future problems! We clean each tooth thoroughly, apply fluoride to prevent decay, and recommend x-rays if there’s a risk of cavities.

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Your First

The SLim Dental Pediatrics staff are trained to put kids at ease. From toys to TVs and silly sunglasses, every single thing we do is catered to your child’s comfort and enjoyment.

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As soon as the first pearly white appears, it’s time to start brushing! All kids should brush for 2 minutes at least twice a day. Parents should assist or supervise until around age 7.

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Make the first dental memory a good one.

Maybe you have bad memories of a dental visit in your past or you’re worried about how your child will cope with the new scenes and sensations at the dentist.

We’re here to calm the nerves of kids and parents alike.

Our entire pediatric practice is designed to offer a soothing, playful approach to dentistry. With exceptionally kind and competent staff, a meticulously clean environment, and all sorts of fun features kids love, we make sure that your child (and you) make the most pleasant memories. (In fact, don’t be surprised if they ask to come back!)

Anna Kimaro

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My kids have been attended here for almost 3 years now, and our experience has been nothing short of “satisfaction guaranteed”. The staff has been CONSISTENTLY friendly, professional, and efficient at all levels. Their interaction with kids during any procedure keeps the child comfortable and at ease. Above all, they clarify every part of the treatment process and always ready to clear out any doubts. Highly recommended!

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Tatiana Hernandez, LVT

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Almost no wait time, friendly customer service when I call. The appointment was very informative and easy for me and child (even if she didn’t particularly enjoy it). Thank you Dr. Kim and staff for the delightful experience. 10/10 would definitely recommend.

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Jacob K.

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I don’t usually leave reviews for medical establishments but this place deserves it. Took my 20 month old in for her first dental cleaning, which was naturally nerve racking. I didn’t know how she would stay in the chair while they performed the cleaning. They were prepared for it all. A warm and friendly environment that was great for kids. They gave her toys right when she walked in and got her warmed up. The dentist and assistant were great the whole time and helped to keep her calm. TV on the ceiling to keep them distracted was a nice touch too. Highly recommend for any kiddo!

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How we Serve.

There are a few values that drive our approach to serving your family.
Here’s what we promise:

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We empathize with parents.

Dr. Lim was inspired to start SLim Dental Kids after one of his own children needed dental work done. Even as a dentist, he still knows exactly how it feels to be the parent sitting beside the chair worrying about their child getting the best possible care. He determined to create a pediatric practice where all children received the level of care he expected for his own kids, and where parents were heard and put at ease as well.

We only hire the best and the friendliest.

We know how important it is to have someone you can trust and feel comfortable with when having dental work done, especially when it’s your little child in the chair. That’s why we only hire masters of their craft: professionals who are highly experienced, impressively dexterous, passionate about what they do, and treat with soft hands, prioritizing your child’s comfort and security every step of the way.

We equip kids to care for their smiles.

Teaching is a big part of how we serve your child. If kids feel empowered to care for their teeth well, it will positively impact their health for a lifetime.

But at SLim dental, your kids don’t just learn the proper way to care for their teeth, they also learn that going to the dentist can actually be quite fun!

We practice "Golden Rule" dentistry.

A core value of our practice is that we treat everyone, including our littlest patients, the way we would want to be treated—with respect and dignity.

We believe in building long-lasting relationships with families and providing ongoing care to ensure smiles stay healthy and beautiful for a lifetime.

Set those little grins up for success.

Life-long dental health starts today.

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Schedule an appointment.

We are committed to ensuring your child receives the dental care they need when they need it.

So, if your child is having dental discomfort or is simply due for a routine checkup, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’ll work with your busy schedule to book an appointment that’s most convenient for your family

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See how pleasant a trip to the dentist can be.

Get a glimpse at how we do things differently.

During your child’s visit, we promise: you and your child will be truly heard, doctors and hygienists will exceed expectations, and positive experiences for your child will be our top priority.

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Give your child a head start at a healthy, happy future.

There is an interconnectedness between oral health and overall well-being.

When we care for your child’s mouth, we consider it a glimpse into their overall well-being. We build individualized treatment plans that help ensure the whole body can thrive.

We can’t wait to meet your family!

You might still be wondering

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When should I schedule my child's first dental visit?

Your child is ready to see a dentist when the first tooth appears or no later than their first birthday! Delaying dental care until your child is two or three makes it more likely they will need restorative or emergency dental visits, according the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry. The “first dental visit by age 1” is endorsed by both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

What should we expect at my child's first dental visit?

Your child’s first experiences with a dentist should be the beginning of a lifetime of positive feelings about dental care. For this reason, our staff at SLim Dental Kids is trained to make the first visit as enjoyable as possible. We have toys and kid-friendly videos to create a fun environment, and we’ll take the time to get to know each other so your child feels more comfortable.

After getting a medical and dental history, we will examine your child’s teeth and gums. We may clean your child’s teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay. Depending on what we see during the exam and your child’s risk for cavities, we may recommend x-rays. X-rays help us to detect cavities that cannot be seen with the naked eye, and if pathology is present, x-rays help us determine the extent of the disease so we can plan the appropriate treatment.

Our goal at SLim Dental Kids is to PREVENT disease. You can join us in this goal by scheduling your child’s dental care as soon as possible. We recommend that you set in stone lifelong habits that will minimize tooth decay or even avoid cavities altogether by the time your child is 1 year old!

How can we pay for dental care?

The doctors and staff at SLim Dental Kids understand that our primary purpose is to provide you with the finest dental care. We pledge to do this and to do our part in controlling dental costs. If you find yourself in financial distress before or during your treatment, please let us know. We will make every effort to offer you a payment plan that is satisfactory to both parties.

For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Our office participates in most major PPO dental plans. In addition, we have partnered with CareCredit and Lending Tree to offer financing for services. If you have questions regarding your account, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you are covered by dental insurance, please keep the following in mind:
Active dental coverage and participation cannot be guaranteed until the insurance has been verified. Your insurance is a contract between you and your insurance company. We will file claims as a courtesy to you, though it is your responsibility to know your benefits, including limitations and exclusions. We do not base treatment on what your insurance company deems necessary or what they cover. We base treatment on the individual needs of each patient for better dental health. You are ultimately responsible for any charges incurred by your child’s treatment. We will be happy to file a pre-treatment estimate with your insurance company, upon request, for any recommended treatment.

You are responsible for your child’s estimated portion at the time of scheduling each visit. Payments for elective procedures are due in full before the start of treatment. We are contracted providers with some insurance companies. If your insurance changes for any reason, it is your responsibility to notify us as soon as you become aware of this change.

Do you accept insurance?

We participate with most major PPO dental plans.

Our office will make every effort to provide you with the finest care and the most convenient financial options. To accomplish this, we work with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for covered procedures.

Please contact our office to ask if we participate in your specific dental plan. Participation cannot be guaranteed until insurance has been verified. Please provide any necessary insurance information prior to any appointments so that our staff has sufficient time to verify the coverage.

If you have any problems or questions, please ask our staff. Our office can be reached by phone at SLim Dental Kids 646-762-0256 or by email at kids@slimdental.com.

Do you use sedation?

Some children need more than good bedside manner and distraction to get through dental treatment. We have nitrous oxide (also known as “laughing gas” or “sweet air”) at SLim Dental Kids. Nitrous oxide is a safe, effective sedative agent for children who are mildly apprehensive. Nitrous oxide does not put your child to sleep and is used to ease anxiety. It enhances communication and is great for patients with gag reflexes that interfere with dental treatment.

Alternatively, deep sedation is sometimes necessary for children that are unable (either due to age or apprehension level) to cooperate for dental treatment.

  • Sedation Dentistry is often most helpful for:
  • Infants
  • Children who require major treatment
  • Very anxious children
  • Children that have had traumatic dental experiences (sound and smell aversion)
  • Children with a strong gag reflex
  • Children who are medically compromised or have special needs

How do you manage pain for children?

We know it’s important for your child to have a positive dental experience, so we try to alleviate pain and discomfort as much as possible. We use nitrous oxide and local anesthetics for any procedure that could be painful.

In addition to helping anxious patients tolerate dental treatment, nitrous oxide also helps to reduce discomfort or pain. In some cases, the use of nitrous oxide allows the dentist to avoid using local anesthetic where it would otherwise be needed.

Some dental treatment requires the use of local anesthesia (some people know this as “novocaine,” which is no longer used). We make every effort to administer local anesthetics in a slow and gentle manner, thus eliminating any pain that may accompany dental treatment. The duration of numbness after treatment varies from patient to patient and depends on what type of local anesthetic that was used. Generally, the numbness wears off after two to three hours. Parents must be careful to distract their children from chewing or biting their lips, cheeks, and/or tongues in order to avoid post-operative injury.

Have another question? Please contact us.

We’re happy to answer all your questions!

Pediatric Dentistry

To give you a running start to your appointment, you may enjoy reading up on our services or the oral health resources we’ve created for parents.

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Tips for establishing great brushing and flossing habits in your child’s daily routine!

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Pacifiers, fingers, and thumbs, oh my! These comfort habits can interrupt dental health.

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Early Tooth

Even tiny teeth can get cavities! Our best tips to prevent decay in your baby’s first teeth.

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Healthy dental habits can prevent cavities and give your family great smiles for a lifetime.

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From your baby’s first tooth to your teenager’s molars, new teeth are normal at every age.

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Even children can develop gum disease, but these healthy habits can prevent problems.

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Fillings & Restorations

We use resin restorations, and our fillings are BPA and mercury-free.

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Sealants protect the grooves in teeth from food particles that brushing and flossing can’t reach.

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Tooth Extractions

Our goal is always to save your child’s teeth, but sometimes an extraction is the best treatment option.

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To prevent shifting teeth, a space maintainer can be used to hold the space left by a missing tooth.

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Bonding can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored, or misaligned.

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Tongue-Tie Release

A tongue-tie release (frenectomy), can improve speech, breast-feeding, and oral health.

Putting off dental care leads to more problems.

We know schedules are busy and kids can drag their feet about sitting still for an appointment. But we promise, it couldn’t be easier to get scheduled, and once kids step into our office, they’re usually more than willing to participate in our fun process.

And best of all, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing you’re preventing future problems and pain from disrupting your child’s life!

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