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Good oral habits in childhood set your children up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Niyati Sheth, DDS, and her team make children of all ages feel comfortable at their pediatric dentistry appointments at Oasis Family Dental in Maywood, New Jersey. From taking time to know your child to creating a safe, friendly environment, your kids learn to trust and look forward to their biannual dental visits. Call the Oasis Family Dental team for your child’s pediatric dentistry appointment today, or use the convenient online scheduler.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have their first dental appointment as soon as their first tooth erupts or before they’re a year old. Acclimating your baby to twice-yearly dental appointments helps them accept the dentist as a normal part of life. The Oasis Family Dental team creates an atmosphere that feels friendly, warm, and safe for children.
When your baby’s teeth are first erupting, the Oasis Family Dental team helps you with:
They also suggest you play “dentist” at home with your child, so they learn to look forward to their appointments.
As your child’s permanent teeth replace baby teeth, their dental needs become more complex. At Oasis Family Dental, your child can get:
Children should receive biannual checkups and professional dental cleanings to ensure that any oral health problems are caught as early as possible. At least once a year, they receive digital X-rays so their dentist can monitor the health and development of their teeth. At each checkup, the dentist also checks for cavities and oral cancer.
Even children who brush their teeth regularly are prone to cavities. Dr. Sheth may recommend fluoride treatments to strengthen their enamel, so it can better resist the corrosive bacteria and acids that cause cavities.
Dr. Sheth also protects teeth against cavities with dental sealants. Dental sealants block bacteria and acids, and also fill in the natural grooves in your child’s teeth so that they’re easier to clean. She applies sealants to both baby and permanent teeth.
If your child plays sports or grinds their teeth, Dr. Sheth might recommend a mouthguard or night guard. If they lose a baby tooth too early, she might recommend spacers to hold the other teeth in correct alignment.
The Oasis Family Dental team is always ready to make room for dental emergencies, such as a chipped or knocked out tooth. The team offers a full range of restoration services for children, including bonding and tooth replacement.
For pediatric dentistry, phone the friendly Oasis Family Dental team or use the online scheduling tool. If you have a pediatric dental emergency, the team accepts walk-ins during office hours.