Children’s Dental Care
We Love Treating Children
Are you ready to give your child a happy, healthy smile? A child’s early experiences at the dentist will have a profound influence on their feelings toward dentists later in life. The staff at Dental Care Marlboro understands that it’s important to move at a pace each child is comfortable with, easing nerves for children — and parents.
Our kind and patient team strives to makes children’s’ office visits enjoyable which helps shape a positive future of dental health.
Fun Dental Visits
There’s no reason to be scared of the dentist, especially when a visit can be fun! It’s our priority at Dental Care Marlboro to make sure your child has a positive visit. From a dedicated play area complete with books, toys, and PlayStation video games to HDTVs above our dental chairs showing kid-centric viewing, prizes, and a warm staff, your child will build a positive view of oral health that can last for a lifetime.
When To Take Your Child to the Dentist for the First Time
Parents are often unsure about when to take a child to a dentist. Should all of their teeth come in? Should they wait until there’s a real problem? The answer? According to the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, it’s recommended that a child’s first visit should be when the first tooth erupts in the mouth, no later than age one to two.
The earlier that you start, the sooner you can start building good oral health habits that can prevent any problems in the future.
How Often Should Kids Visit the Dentist?
Much like adults, it’s recommended that children see their dentist every six months. Regular visits can help detect and lower the risk of cavities, along with regulating your child’s preventive care. In addition, the Dental Care Marlboro team can remove plaque, which can cause gum infections and bad breath, and also detect any other possible dental problems.
When Should We Start Braces?
There are any number of reasons that kids can need braces — including crooked, overlapping, or overcrowded teeth, or a “bad bite” (known as malocclusion). There’s no set age for when a child should meet with an orthodontist, but it’s generally suggested that it ranges from ages six to even the teens.
Early orthodontic treatment can help minimize problems down the road, and free consultations with the orthodontist at Dental Care Marlboro are readily available.