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Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Keep Smiling Dental PC

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Belleville, NJ

Oral health is important at every age. To start your child off right, schedule their pediatric dentistry appointments with the professionals at Keep Smiling Dental PC led by Frouzandeh Mahdi, DMD, and Elizabeth Sandoval, DMD, in Bellville, New Jersey. Keep Smiling Dental PC offers high-quality dental care in a welcoming, kid-friendly environment. To learn more or to schedule a visit, contact the practice online or over the phone today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

Why is pediatric dentistry important?

Pediatric dentistry is designed to address the unique dental needs of children from infancy through adolescence. 

When you choose pediatric dentistry, you ensure that your child establishes good oral habits from an early age. 

Pediatric dentistry also helps your child develop important interpersonal skills. 

Keep Smiling Dental PC provides high quality pediatric dentistry in a kid-friendly environment that helps them feel safe and comfortable. 

This welcoming environment helps ensure that your child has positive experiences at the dentist from the start, so as they get older, they don’t experience a fear of dentistry.

What happens during a pediatric dentistry visit?

What happens during a pediatric dentistry visit depends on several variables, such as the age of your child. For example, if your child is a baby or a toddler, the practice focuses mostly on checking that their gums are clean and that their emerging baby teeth are healthy. 

At an early pediatric dentistry visit, the practice also educates parents on pediatric oral hygiene, like how to keep your child’s teeth and gums free from bacteria and plaque. They additionally show you what to look for in terms of abnormal tissue or early signs of decay.

As your child gets a bit older, Keep Smiling Dental PC starts teaching your child how to take care of their teeth themselves. Once your child has all of their teeth, the practice also performs oral exams to look for signs of dental decay or gum disease.

Often, your child’s dental team chooses to protect their teeth with dental sealants. Dental sealants coat the teeth and protect the tiny, hard to reach crevices that otherwise could be prone to tooth decay.

Other procedures that the team may perform during a pediatric dentistry appointment include: 

  • Cavity repair and filling
  • Dental X-rays
  • Evaluation of how your child’s upper and lower teeth come together
  • Recommendations for orthodontic treatments

If your child plans to participate in sports, the practice can also recommend and mold mouthguards to protect their teeth during these activities.

How often should I schedule pediatric dentistry visits for my child?

For optimal oral health, schedule a visit to your child’s dentist every six months. By seeing the dentist twice a year, your child is far less likely to develop issues such as cavities. 

This also ensures that Keep Smiling Dental PC can detect any potential problems early and intervene.

Get your child started off on the right foot with pediatric dentistry. To schedule a visit with the kid-friendly team at Keep Smiling Dental PC, call or fill out the online booking tool today.