Pediatric Preventive Dentistry Treatments in Montclair, NJ

Get your little one on the right path towards a lifetime of healthy smiles with pediatric dental care at our office. With a focus on prevention and education, our team of experts can help ensure your child's mouth is developing properly and minimize their chances of needing more complex treatment later in life. With gentle techniques and a caring approach, pediatric dentistry can keep your child healthy, so they can focus on what they do best: being a kid!

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Pediatric Cleanings & Exams

Just as for adults, dental check-ups and cleanings for kids are important. Our friendly dental team will ensure your child's teeth and gums are clean and healthy. We also examine their mouth and take any necessary x-rays to catch any potential dental issues early. These visits are a great time to chat about what to expect as your child's smile grows, including tips for oral care at home and food choices that can help keep their teeth strong and bright.

Infant Dentistry

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), a baby should see a dentist within six months of the eruption of their first tooth, or by age one. These early visits are essential for ensuring your child's teeth are developing properly. During these appointments, we'll also inform you of proper hygiene techniques to keep that little smile strong and healthy, along with nutritional guidance to keep cavities at bay.

Special Needs

We want every child to feel welcome and every parent to feel assured that their kid is in capable hands. When you come to our practice, you can rest easy knowing we have knowledge and expertise in helping children with special needs. For kids with sensory sensitivity, autism spectrum disorder, and a variety of other conditions, we are equipped to provide the care they need. Get in touch today to see how we can accommodate you.

Pediatric Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments offer a simple, non-invasive way to prevent dental decay. After your child's cleaning, a fluoride-rich gel or varnish is applied. Fluoride initiates a process called “remineralization,” strengthening teeth with essential minerals.

Pediatric Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays, a quick and efficient method for capturing images of your child's dental health, are used only when deemed necessary by the dentist and AAPD guidelines. Our office uses the latest in digital x-ray technology with ultra-low-dose radiation for safe and effective imaging.

Pediatric Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are like invisible tooth protectors! We paint a clear, safe resin on your child's teeth that hardens under a special light. It acts like a shield, keeping away cavity-causing bacteria and food particles. This treatment is especially great for back teeth, where cavities are most likely to form.

Sports Guards

Sports guards are worn over the teeth, and are specifically designed to protect your mouth from oral trauma caused by high-impact sports. Many sports put players at risk for dental injuries caused by collisions to the mouth, face, or head, but a custom-fitted sports guard can help protect you from chipping, cracking, or knocking out a tooth. Tailored to fit your unique smile, sports guards are both comfortable and durable, so you can play the sports you love without missing a beat.

A sports guard is essential if you’re an athlete who plays football, basketball, baseball, soccer, rugby, hockey, gymnastics, mountain biking, or if you participate in any other activities that put you at risk for injury due to falling, body contact, or flying objects.

Nutritional Counseling

We believe in a "whole health" approach, which includes yummy, healthy food choices. Eating well benefits not only your child's smile but also their overall well-being. Let us help guide you in creating tooth-friendly menus that the whole family will love!

Oral Habits

Building a strong foundation for healthy oral habits will establish your child's dental routine for their entire lives. With our educational, compassionate care, we are here to give your child the guidance they need to have healthy dental hygiene that will stick with them for a lifetime.

Pediatric Emergencies

Time is of the essence when it comes to dental emergencies involving your child. Providing prompt care is crucial for their healing process and, most importantly, relieving their pain. Whether it's a toothache, a broken or chipped tooth, or any other dental issue causing your child discomfort, we're here to help. Unsure if it's a dental emergency? Don't hesitate to give us a call immediately. Our team will assess the severity of the situation, guide you through at-home care, and schedule an appointment as soon as possible, ensuring your child can get back to being a happy, carefree kid.