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We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
Regular dental visits are as important to your child’s overall good health as are regular visits to the pediatrician. It also helps establish lifelong good oral hygiene habits. If you’ve been searching for a “children’s dentist near me,” then give us a call at (856) 322-0536. Our dentists are all skilled at dentistry for children but some of our dentists have extended training in dentistry for kids. This means that they’ve studied a minimum of two years beyond the requirement for their license and they keep current on the latest techniques in children’s dentistry. Call our office in Deptford to schedule an appointment a dedicated children’s dentist in our office.
At What Age Should I Take My Child to the Dentist?
When a child has one tooth that has fully erupted, you should make a dental appointment, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. A cavity can start in just one tooth and if your child has two abutting teeth, decay can begin to form between them. Your children’s dentist can show you and your child how to brush and floss regularly so that cavities and decay don’t begin.
Putting your child to bed with a sippy cup or bottle containing milk or juice is deleterious to their dental health. We recommend that you don’t do that. If your child must have a bottle or sippy cup, make sure it contains only clear water. The incidence of baby bottle tooth decay is on the rise and dentists attribute it to this practice. When juice or milk is left on the teeth overnight the sugars and acids in them begin to erode the enamel and cause decay. Call our office in Deptford if you want more information about this subject or any other of our dental procedures.
What Should I Expect During My Child’s Appointment?
During your child’s first visit, your children’s dentist will examine the teeth and jaw for proper alignment and determine the course of action that’s necessary. The child can sit on your lap or in the dental chair for the exam, whichever is the most comfortable for you and your child. If your child needs x-rays, we’ll take them, but keep in mind that children don’t usually require x-rays.
What Types of Dental Services Are Provided for Kids?
We offer our young patients a comprehensive array of dental services. We realize that good oral hygiene is important no matter the age of the patient. Some of our dental services include:
- Dental bonding: Bonding can cover minor chips and cracks in your child’s teeth.
- Dental cleaning: Cleaning is essential no matter your age. Our children’s dentists will be sure to check for cavities or other problems and our hygienists will perform a thorough cleaning.
- Dental crowns: If your child has a cavity that’s too large for a filling, we can fabricate a crown for the tooth.
- Dental filling: A filling will replace the part of the tooth that has decay.
- Dental sealant: Your child’s dentist can apply a plastic sealer to your child’s teeth that will deter the formation of cavities and decay.
- Mouthguards: The American Dental Association recommends that any child who is actively engaged in sports should wear a mouthguard in order to prevent damage to teeth.
When Will My Baby Get Teeth?
The teething process is unique to the child and no two will be precisely the same. Generally, however, teeth begin to appear at around six months of age although some babies begin to teethe at about four months. The two lower bottom teeth in the front are usually the first to appear.
When Will My Child’s Baby Teeth Come Out?
Baby teeth can begin to fall out as early as 5 or 6 years of age. They’ll fall out in the order that they came in and don’t usually cause a problem. Call us at (856) 322-0536 in Deptford if you have questions or need to schedule an appointment.
Why Does My Child Keep Getting Toothaches?
Toothaches can have several causes but they can be from an infection or abscess. If your child is experiencing repeated toothaches, call us to schedule an appointment with a kid’s dentist in our office in Deptford. We can find the source of the tooth pain and alleviate your child’s discomfort.
If your child needs a children’s dentist in Deptford, let us provide you with some of the best kids dental care that you’ll find in Deptford. Call us today, we look forward to speaking with you.