Pediatric Dentistry in Metuchen, NJ
At Metuchen Dental Group in Metuchen, NJ, we are proud to offer superior pediatric care in a state-of-the-art facility. Our experienced and talented team is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for our young patients. In addition, we offer various pediatric services to help our patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health.
Contact us today to get started on your child’s oral hygiene needs.
Pediatric Dental Health Care We Offer
Dental Cleanings and X-rays
A child’s teeth are important to their overall health, and it is essential to ensure that they are getting proper dental care. One of the best ways to do this is to schedule regular cleanings and X-rays.
Professional cleanings help to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth, and X-rays allow the dentist to check for any underlying problems. Both of these procedures are important for maintaining good oral health and can help prevent cavities, gum disease, and other serious issues.
Sealants are a thin, clear, or white material applied to the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth (molars), where most cavities in children occur. The sealant bonds into the pits and grooves of the tooth, creating a barrier that keeps out food and plaque. Sealants are an essential part of preventive pediatric care.
Your child may need a fluoride treatment if they are at high risk for dental disease or have already developed cavities. Fluoride treatments are quick and easy and can be performed in our office.
We will place a small amount of fluoride gel on the teeth using a brush or swab. The gel is left on the teeth for one minute and then rinsed off. Fluoride treatments are typically done every three to six months, depending on your child’s individual needs.
Pediatric Dentistry FAQs
Pediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry that deals with caring for children’s teeth. General dentists are trained to treat patients of all ages, but pediatric dentists have additional training in dealing with the unique needs of children. For example, pediatric dentists are experts in dealing with baby teeth, which are often more delicate than adult teeth. They also have experience dealing with young patients’ behavioral and psychological needs.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that children see a dentist by their first birthday. Early visits can help prevent problems from developing and allow parents to ask questions and learn about their child’s oral health. By following the ADA’s recommendations, parents can help ensure their child has a healthy smile for years to come.
Our pediatric dentist will assess your child’s oral health at their first appointment and discuss any concerns you may have. They will also thoroughly clean and may recommend fluoride treatments or sealants to help protect your child’s teeth from decay. In addition, they will provide you with information on proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as diet and lifestyle choices that can impact your child’s oral health.
Contact Us for Your Child's Dental Care
Whether your child is due for their first dental checkup or they need emergency dental care, we have several dental services available to help meet their dental needs and achieve beautiful smiles. Our team offers compassionate care to all our patients and will work alongside you to ensure they are taken care of. We are welcoming new patients and invite you to contact us today to schedule an appointment with our pediatric dentist.