Pediatric Dentistry

The Dental Way

General Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Bergenfield, NJ

Good oral health depends on good habits, which are easier to keep up when you start at a young age. At The Dental Way in Bergenfield, New Jersey, the team is experienced in treating children with pediatric dentistry services, so your child can appreciate the importance of brushing, flossing, and regular checkups. The team wants your child to enjoy taking care of their teeth and even look forward to going to the dentist. Book an appointment online or call today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

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Why is it important for kids to see a dentist?

If you want your children to have healthy dental care for their entire lives, you should start bringing them to the dentist as soon as possible. Every child should get a dental checkup by age 1, or as soon as their first tooth comes in, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dental Association.

Your dentist knows that exceptional oral health starts early. That’s why The Dental Way works hard to ensure your child feels comfortable and safe in a friendly atmosphere.

The toys and TVs in The Dental Way’s waiting room will keep your child entertained before their appointment. Their warm chairside manner will help your children relax and create an enjoyable experience for them. They’ll love going to the dentist!

What happens during my child’s pediatric dentistry appointment?

The team at The Dental Way is experienced in pediatric dentistry and knows how to help children feel comfortable, including using a light-handed approach. Your child’s pediatric dentistry appointment will begin with a gentle cleaning to remove any built-up plaque or tartar, as decay can affect primary (baby) teeth as well as adult teeth.

To protect your child from cavities, your children’s dentist may also administer a fluoride treatment, which makes their teeth stronger, or sealants, which protect their growing molars from cavities.

If your child has cavities or needs X-rays, the team is equipped with adapted equipment and techniques so your child can receive any procedures comfortably.

Does my child need to see an orthodontist?

Your teeth and bite are continually undergoing minor changes. Sometimes they need to be adjusted or straightened, and that’s where an orthodontist can help. To optimize your child’s dental health, it’s crucial to take care of their orthodontic needs during childhood or adolescent years. If you wait too long, optimal results may not be possible because your child’s face and jaws have finished growing.

The Dental Way provides orthodontics in-house to correct any problems with your child or teenager’s teeth. That way, your child can receive treatment for all of their dental needs in the same convenient locations.

Your child deserves a lifetime of healthy teeth, starting with regular pediatric dentistry visits. To book an appointment at The Dental Way, call or use the online booking tool.

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