Pediatric Dentistry in Long Valley, NJ
Pediatric Dental Care
Here at our Long Valley, dental office, we offer pediatric dentistry so we can provide treatment for children at a young age. We realize that a lot of parents don’t bring their children to the dentist until they’re much older, however, bringing them in when they’re young can allow them to develop good dental habits.
By avoiding a pediatric dentist like Dr. Rogler, your little one can develop cavities as young as their toddler years. Protect your child’s oral health and bring them into our office for a checkup. Our team will ensure your kid maintains a healthy smile into their adolescent years.
What Age Should Your Child First Visit the Dentist?
If you’re wondering when to bring your child in for their first dental appointment, a good rule of thumb to follow is when they turn one or six months after their first tooth erupts. This will ensure your child receives optimal dental care from the start.
What Procedures Do Pediatric Dentists Do?
Along with general dental check-ups, common pediatric dentistry procedures include:
Does Your Child Have Cavities?
According to the Center for Disease Control, tooth decay, or cavities, is the most commonly occurring oral disease among children. Untreated cavities can lead to severe toothaches, harm to their gums, and impair their ability to eat and speak clearly.
In order to remove the plaque and bacteria that can lead to cavities in the first place, your child should visit our pediatric dental office every six months. Additionally, an at-home dental hygiene routine is vital to maintain a healthy smile.
Dental Sealant Protection
Dr. Rogler and our pediatric team are focused on preventative care. By using preventative care methods we can help your child avoid any dental discomfort. In addition to cleaning their teeth, one of the ways that we protect their teeth is with a dental sealant.
By using a dental sealant, a protective layer will be placed onto your child’s tooth so they won’t get cavities or other oral damage. The procedure is painless and fast so your little one won’t feel a thing.
Regular Fluoride Treatments
Another preventive treatment we offer is regular fluoride treatments. We recommend that all children have this throughout their teenage years for preventing cavities.
Fluoride treatments help decrease the risk of getting cavities by 30%. We’ll always ensure that your child is as healthy and as comfortable as possible during their pediatric dental appointments.
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At-Home Dental Care
In addition to visiting our kid-friendly office for routine check-ups and cleanings, it’s important that your child practices good oral hygiene at home. As a parent, you should begin teaching them at a young age so they continue to follow this habit.
In our dental office, we work with a lot of children under age eight and understand how challenging it can be to get them excited about brushing teeth. At Rogler Family Dentistry, we can help make dental care fun and interesting so your little ones will want to brush and floss their teeth.
Tips for Parents & Pediatric Dentistry
With that in mind, we have a few tips and resources that we have found to be helpful and suggest that you try them at home.
1. A simple video tutorial on proper brushing and flossing is a great resource you can use at home. Playing a video that shows your child how to brush is a good reminder for them and, since they are used to receiving information this way, they are likely to interpret it better and more positively.
2. Once your child is brushing correctly, encourage all of our patients to brush for two minutes, twice a day, regardless of how old they are. However, it can be difficult for young children that find it hard to focus on a task or to stay still, so try making it fun to brush teeth by playing their favorite song for two minutes and letting them dance and brush. You can also play a two-minute video clip or cartoon for them while brushing.
3. The teeth, bones, and soft tissue of your child’s mouth also require a healthy and well-balanced diet. Be sure to incorporate a variety of nutritious foods from the five food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy. These will help reduce the risk of cavities, prevent further dental problems, and promote strong teeth.
We have worked with families throughout the Long Valley area and have found that using media works far better than standing there with a stopwatch. The goal is to create positive associations between dental care and having fun so that your child will continue to brush their teeth as they grow.
Pediatric Dentistry For Your Kids
Do you have a little one who’s ready to get their dental health on track? Give our Long Valley office a call today to get started (908) 850-0506. Their smiles are just as important in their baby years, so bring them in as soon as they turn one or their first tooth comes in. We can’t wait to help treat them!
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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- Rogler Family Dentistry was established in 1983
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