Garden State Dental of Toms River
1200 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753
Children need good oral health as well as good physical health, so it’s as important to take your child to the dentist as it is to take them to the pediatrician.
A pediatric dentist is one who specializes in dentistry for children, and we have several children’s dentists at our Toms River office. If you need a good pediatric dentist, then call Garden State Dental of Toms River and schedule an appointment.
A pediatric dentist has received a general dentistry education and has also completed a minimum of two additional years of training in the field of pediatric dentistry. Our compassionate children’s dentists will do their utmost to put you and your child at ease during your visit and will provide you with methods for training your child to develop healthy dietary and oral hygiene habits. At Garden State Dental of Toms River, we specialize in the dental needs of our very young patients, and several of our locations have pediatric dentists on staff.
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a child should begin dental visits as soon as a tooth fully erupts. If a child has one tooth, they can develop a cavity, and if two teeth abut, the child should begin flossing. Dentists throughout the nation have seen a rise in baby bottle tooth decay, which is the result of putting a child to bed with a sippy cup or bottle that contains either juice or milk. Never put your child to bed with either a sippy cup or a bottle. Not only do juice and milk encourage the onset of decay when left on the teeth overnight, but they can also cause the tooth enamel to deteriorate. If you must send your child to bed with a bottle or sippy cup, be sure that it contains only clear water that has no sugar or flavorings.
During your child’s first dental visit, your children’s dentist will examine their jaw alignment and their teeth for any obvious signs of decay or misalignment. If your child is comfortable sitting in the dentist’s chair, then the exam will be conducted there. If not, the child can remain seated in your lap. Usually, children don’t require X-rays, but if they do, we can accommodate that. We’ll ensure that your child’s teeth are clean and bright, and we have several methods for that, including:
If you have questions or if your child needs a mouthguard, then call our office and let us help you.
Usually, baby teeth begin to appear around the age of four to six months, although some children may be younger or older.
Baby teeth start to fall out around the ages of five or six and can continue until the child is 10 to 12 years old. Each child is unique in both the onset of baby teeth and the age at which they fall out. Usually, teeth will fall out in the order in which they appeared.
Toothaches are usually caused by decay that has reached the soft pulp in the center of the tooth because that’s where the nerves are located. If your child experiences frequent toothaches, then they should see a children’s dentist without delay.
If you’re looking for a children’s dentist in Toms River, call our office today. We specialize in dentistry for kids, and we pride ourselves on the quality of our kids’ dental care. We’re among the best in the area for pediatric dentistry, so if you’ve been seeking a recommendation for a “children’s dentist near me,” then your search has ended. Call our office today to schedule an appointment with an experienced children’s dentist. We look forward to speaking with you and working with your child.