Your Kids and Proper Dental Care
We use the latest techniques to ensure your child's dental care is comfortable and efficient. We work to
deliver treatment with thoughtfulness and compassion, putting young patients at ease to relax and actually
enjoy their visits.
Our team teaches them proper brushing habits to help them keep their teeth for a lifetime. We enjoy all
their visits beginning at age three and look forward to building relationships as they grow and develop
Fearless Dental Visits
We work to eliminate the nervousness children may feel when they come to the dentist. Whether your children
are active or even afraid, our approach and skill allow them to relax and enjoy their time in our office. We
have many happy parents who can attest to this!
Children and Cavities
At each visit, we encourage children to maintain their teeth every day with proper brushing and flossing.
Their teeth can be prone to cavities due to several factors. Kids often do not brush thoroughly on their own.
We suggest parents participate in their child's daily hygiene until they can brush properly on their own.
Children also eat frequently throughout the day, and eating increases acid in the mouth. Continued exposure
to acid can lead to more cavities.
If teeth aren't clean to begin with, this stimulates continued acid production and accelerates the rate cavities
develop. We encourage children to eat healthy and continue to brush daily. We also recommend an application of a
mineralizing sealant to reduce cavity development.
Cavity Prevention with Dental Sealants for Children and Adolescents
If bacteria are not removed from the surface of the teeth, it will lead to decay. A cavity of any size is permanent
damage and will require a restoration with a filling. Often the bacteria in the grooves of back teeth are
difficult to clean, and plaque will build up and lead to decay.
An excellent cavity prevention is an application of a dental sealant. After all teeth are clean and sterilized, a
thin coating is applied to all the tooth surfaces. It is transparent and invisible. A curing light is used to bond
the sealant to teeth. The entire procedure takes just minutes. No shots or drilling are needed. It is quick, easy,
and does a lot to prevent the onset of decay both for children and teens.
Everyone in your family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (908) 214-7686 to
schedule a visit for everyone.