Children’s Dentistry

At Dr. Yeh and Associates, we are most concerned with all aspects of preventative dentistry, including cherishing the smallest smiles through Children’s Dentistry. Because many are parents themselves, our talented team understands that taking care of a child’s smile through preventive dentistry is one of the many ways that parents can set their child up for a lifetime of optimal oral health.
Child Dentistry

Tooth Decay is the Most Common Childhood Disease

What is five times as common as asthma and seven times as common as hay fever? You might be surprised that cavities are the most common childhood disease and a silent epidemic among children. Even though primary teeth fall out throughout elementary school, it’s important to proactively protect your child’s teeth since tooth decay is prevalent and spreads like wildfire.

Healthy teeth help children grow, develop, and function daily. One way to keep kids healthy and happy is by scheduling dental appointments every six months for cleaning and check-ups. 

Procedure

Like an adult prophylaxis visit, a children’s dental visit consists of an oral examination, teeth cleaning, and patient education—but we make sure that every child’s experience is kid-centric. We help kids feel like kids by ensuring they feel comfortable throughout the dental visit, breaking down patient education into bite-sized information, and celebrating a job well done with fun prizes at the end. 

Need More Information about Children’s Dentistry in Montclair, NJ?

The smallest smiles deserve the best care. If you’re looking for a children’s dentist near Nutley, Bloomfield, or surrounding areas, look no further. Book your next dental appointment at Dr. Yeh and Associates by calling (973) 338-9595 or messaging us online.

Additionally, feel free to read through our frequently asked questions about children’s dentistry (and make sure to write and down and bring your other questions to your next dental appointment at our Bloomfield, NJ, dental office): 

1. When should I schedule my child’s first dental appointment?

Per American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) guidelines, parents should schedule their child’s first visit when the first tooth appears or no later than their first birthday. The first dental visit is relatively quick, involves very little treatment, and is a way to connect with a children’s dentist to ensure that your baby is growing appropriately and healthily. 

2. How can I prepare my child for their dental visit?

Like many adults, some kids fear going to the dentist. While we can’t cure your child of dental phobia, we can make their experience at our dental office as positive as possible.

As a parent, there are many things that you can do to frame children’s dentists in a positive light, such as:

  •         Speaking positively about your own dental experiences
  •         Taking your child to “preview” the office by showing them pictures of our office online
  •         Explaining to them what will happen at their dental visit
  •         Reading books about going to the dentist
  •         Watching TV shows and YouTube videos of kids having positive dental visits