Little Family Dentistry in Bayonne, NJ provides top-notch pediatric dentistry to children, pre-teens, and teenagers. Our staff has dedicated themselves to creating a friendly and caring environment to ensure our young patients are comfortable and relaxed during their visit.
Your First Visit: According to the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), a child’s first dental visit should be scheduled within six months after the baby's first tooth appears, but no later than the child's first birthday.
Complete Check Up:
At Little Family Dentistry, we highly recommend children have their teeth cleaned every six months. An oral cancer exam is performed during the child's visit. The dentist will visually examine the inside of the child's mouth for red, white or swollen bumps, rough patches, discoloration in the mouth, asymmetry of the face and other irregularities. Preventive Treatments: For preventative treatments, our staff at Little Family Dentistry knows how important it is to get your child started on good oral hygiene. Our dentist will evaluate your child’s dental history and examine their teeth for decay and abnormalities. Then the dentist gives the child’s teeth a professional cleaning to reduce the risk of gum disease.
Two Common Pediatric Dental Emergencies:
Toothaches are common and can occur without cause. Some common causes of a toothache include tooth fractures, tooth decay, tooth trauma, and wisdom teeth eruption in adolescence. Knocked Out Tooth is a tooth has been knocked-out of the child's mouth completely. It is important to contact our Bayonne office when a dental emergency arises.
Sealants are a quick and easy remedy for avoiding cavities. They are an excellent treatment for kids who need extra help in the dental department. Dental sealants are a thin coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth, usually the back teeth, to prevent tooth decay. The sealant quickly bonds into the dips and grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel.
Healthy gums and teeth are essential to your child's oral health. Your pediatrician should discuss with you the advantages of fluoride before your child's first tooth appears. Once your child has a tooth, at Little Family Dentistry, we recommend your child receive fluoride treatments to help prevent tooth decay. The number of treatments will depend on whether your child is prone to cavities
Looking for a pediatric dentist in the Bayonne area? Call Little Family Dentistry at (201) 273-9233 and make an appointment with our caring staff today!