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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry services offered in Bayonne, Plainfield, Elizabeth and Jersey City, NJ

Children have special oral health care needs, so it’s important to find a pediatric dentist who can make visits fun, educational, and stress-free. At Dental Associates of NJ in Bayonne, Plainfield, and Elizabeth New Jersey, Steven Reff, DDS, and his team welcome the youngest patients. The practice provides general checkups, professional cleanings, and important orthodontic and oral health screenings. Call today or use the online tool to schedule your child’s appointment.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

Why should my child see a pediatric dentist?

Pediatric dentistry is a branch of dental care that focuses on providing specialized oral health care to infants, children, and adolescents. Your child benefits from building a strong foundation of oral hygiene and ensuring a lifetime of healthy smiles. 

Children's dental needs are different than the needs of adults. Pediatric dentistry practices address these unique requirements in a kid-friendly and supportive environment.

What are the benefits of pediatric dentistry?

At Dental Associates of NJ,  the staff believes that a positive first dental experience can set the tone for a child's attitude toward oral health. The office design is a welcoming and vibrant space that appeals to children's imagination and curiosity. 

When working with young patients, the team uses child-friendly language to explain procedures, and the providers are skilled in creating a comfortable atmosphere that reduces anxiety. 

What types of services fall under pediatric dentistry?

Dental Associates of NJ provides a comprehensive range of pediatric dental services for various age groups. Services include: 

  • Routine checkups
  • Cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Dental sealants
  • Cavity prevention education

Dr. Reff also offers guidance on age-appropriate oral hygiene practices and nutrition, as well as treatments for common childhood dental issues like thumb-sucking and early orthodontic evaluations.

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

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends scheduling your child's first dental visit around their first birthday or within six months of the eruption of their first tooth. Early dental visits help establish a positive rapport with the dentist and allow for the early detection of potential dental concerns.

What can parents do to prepare their children for their dental visits?

Parents play a significant role in creating a positive dental experience. Always use positive language when discussing dental appointments. You might read a young child a book about visiting the dentist and explain that the dentist's role is to keep their teeth healthy and strong. 

Arriving early for the appointment and maintaining a calm and reassuring demeanor can also help children feel more at ease.

If it’s time for your child to see the dentist, choose Dental Associates of NJ for their next appointment. Call today or use the online tool to schedule your visit.