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.
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.
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):
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.
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: