Pediatric dentistry services specifically concentrate on the oral needs of children. It is recommended that you bring your child to their first dental visit on completion of their first birthday. This may seem very early, considering they have started eating solid foods only for a while. However, it is critical to ensure your child's oral health from the very beginning of their life. At Family Smiles Fort Lee, we offer pediatric dentistry services to make your family's dental experience as comfortable and convenient as possible.
Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?
Children's primary teeth are more vulnerable due to thinner enamel when compared to their adult teeth. For this reason, primary teeth are often exposed to infections and cavities. Hence it becomes imperative to monitor your child's teeth more frequently, and it will be easier to have a dentist specialized in pediatric services.
Regular dental visits are essential because children are at higher risk for tooth decay and cavities. If childhood tooth decay and cavities are managed early, it will ensure the proper development of their adult teeth. The best way to ensure that your child is treated early is by arranging regular dental visits at least once every six months. These visits will allow a pediatric dentist to:
- Monitor your child's delicate oral structures
- Guide you on the proper techniques to care for baby teeth
- Provide treatment in case of an emerging condition
Pediatric Services at Family Smiles Fort Lee
Dental Exams & Cleanings
A comprehensive cleaning will gently remove the plaque and tartar deposits from your child's teeth. These detrimental substances are the primary causes of cavities. Afterward, we will examine your child's teeth and look for cavities and misalignment issues. If we discover any developing problems, proper care will be recommended.
Dental sealants are resin coverings applied to the teeth' surface, including the premolars and molars. They offer a straightforward and quick technique of protecting your child's teeth and safeguarding the areas more prone to cavities. They are generally smeared to the chewing surfaces of back teeth and are also used to conceal significant grooves and pits.
Fluoride is a topical treatment applied to a child's teeth using a small brush. Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance that helps to strengthen the teeth. A professionally applied fluoride treatment effectively prevents mineral loss from the tooth enamel. Additionally, the treatment boosts remineralization in teeth experiencing early signs of cavity formation.
To learn more about our pediatric dentistry services, visit our office, Family Smiles Fort Lee, at 810 Abbott Boulevard Suite 302, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. You can also reach Dentist Fort Lee NJ at (201) 224-2705.