Our doctors use the latest techniques to make your child's dental care
comfortable and efficient. They deliver treatment with thoughtfulness and
compassion, putting their young patients at ease to relax and enjoy their
Our team teaches them how to brush and floss properly to help them keep their teeth for a lifetime. We enjoy all their visits starting at age three, and love building relationships as they grow and change each year.
We strive to make a difference by eliminating the nervousness children may feel when they come to the dentist. Whether your child is overly active or even afraid, our approach and skill allow them to actually enjoy their visits. We have many happy parents who can attest to this!
At every visit, we encourage children to take care of their teeth every
day with proper brushing and flossing. Their teeth can develop cavities more
easily than an adult's teeth due to several factors.
Kids typically do not brush thoroughly on their own. We advise parents to participate in their child's daily hygiene until they do a good job without help. Children also eat frequently throughout the day, and eating produces acid in the mouth. Continual exposure to acid can cause more cavities.
If teeth are not clean to begin with, this stimulates continued acid production and will increase the rate that cavities develop. We encourage children to eat healthy foods and continue to clean their teeth each day. We also recommend one application of a mineralizing sealant to greatly reduce the chance of cavities developing.
If bacteria are not cleaned off the surface of the teeth, it will lead to
decay. Any size cavity is permanent damage and will need a restoration of a
filling or crown. Often the bacteria in the grooves of back teeth are
missed, and plaque will build up and eventually lead to decay.
An excellent preventive treatment is one application of a dental sealant. After all teeth are cleaned and sterilized, one thin coating is applied to all the surfaces of teeth. It is transparent and invisible. To bond the sealant to teeth, the dentist uses a curing light. And that is the entire procedure that takes just minutes. No shots or drilling are necessary. It is quick, easy, and does much to prevent the onset of decay both for children and teens.
Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call
at 908-524-0346 to schedule a visit for everyone.