Pediatric Dentist Florham Park, NJ
Dentistry is important for patients of all ages but especially for those of our patients who are children. During adolescence is when good habits form and when most people begin to see visiting the dentist in either a negative or positive light. At A Healthy Smile Dentistry, our staff wants what is best for our patients which is why we highly encourage parents to bring their children in for a visit as soon as their first teeth come in. The best way to set your child up for healthy teeth and a positive dentist visit experience is by visiting us every 6 months for a dental exam and cleaning. With regular appointments, we can ensure that your child is on track for a healthy smile. See how pediatric dentistry in Florham Park can benefit your family.
Why Visit a Pediatric Dentist?
You might be wondering why you should visit a pediatric dentist in the first place. To start, Dr. Gohard went through extensive training following her dentistry degree to understand how to treat children specifically. As a result, Dr. Gohard is more qualified than your average general dentist. This extra knowledge and education will give your child a better experience and help them feel more comfortable throughout their appointment. Since she specializes in children, Dr. Gohard is happy to treat children of all ages with the care and kindness they need to feel comfortable. When your child has a positive experience at the dentist, this will set them up for a positive tone for all future dental visits and hopefully stick for the rest of their life.
Pediatric Dentistry is Fun, Educational and Comfortable
Whether it’s your child’s first or tenth visit with us, we do everything in our power to ensure that they have a positive, educational and comfortable experience. To start, our waiting room is filled with toys and books for your child to play with while they wait for their appointment. Once we take your child back, if it’s their first time and they feel a bit nervous, we will let them walk around the exam room and ask questions about the different dental instruments to make them feel more comfortable. To keep them feeling relaxed, we have televisions for them to watch. During the exam, we make sure to explain to your child everything that we are doing and why we are doing it, so not only will they feel more comfortable, but so they learn a little bit more about dentistry.
Also during your child’s dental appointments with us, we make sure to give them hands-on learning when it comes to brushing and flossing correctly. We will even give them a new toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and a prize for being brave during their visit. Pediatric dentistry should be a positive and fun experience for your child and you can be sure to find that at A Healthy Smile Dentistry in Florham Park.
Preventive Dental Care for Children
Our main focus when it comes to pediatric dentistry is preventive care. This begins with regular dental exams with our dentist every 6 months. During these appointments, we will take x-rays and examine your child’s mouth to find any potential problems like teeth not coming in straight, tooth decay, and cavities. If we find a problem, we prefer to act fast to treat the problems as soon as possible to prevent them from progressing into something worse. Next, our hygienist gives your child a professional cleaning that removes plaque and tartar from their teeth to keep them healthy and looking great. Preventive care is the best way to avoid painful dental problems and expensive dental treatments in the future. When your child invests themselves with at-home care in combination with regular dental exams, they can set themselves up for a cavity-free life.
Pediatric Dentistry Procedures
Although children can receive the same procedures as adults, we hope to avoid all restorative procedures by implanting a strong focus on preventive care. Aside from regular dental exams and cleanings, your child will likely avoid most dental procedures unless they have an accident or experience a cavity. Some of the preventive procedures your child will have at our office are the placement of dental ceilings on their molars as well as fluoride treatments. Dental ceilings prevent food and particles from becoming trapped on the tops of the molars. Fluoride treatments give your child extra protection against tooth decay and cavities.
During adolescence, we also look for the development of bite problems or crooked, crowded, misaligned or gapped teeth. These problems can be addressed with a simple orthodontic treatment. Dr. Gohard is ready to provide any necessary dental treatment your child needs to maintain a healthy smile.
Sedation Dentistry for Children
One treatment that sets our children’s dentist in Florham Park apart from a general dentist is our use of sedation dentistry for children. If your child finds it difficult to relax at the dentist or they are having a restorative procedure, sedation dentistry can help them feel relaxed. By using laughing gas (nitrous oxide) your child can drift off into a nap or enjoy television while we quickly work on their teeth. They won’t feel any pain or discomfort during their procedure. We only use sedation dentistry when we absolutely think it’s necessary or per the parent’s request. If you are worried that your child will be uncomfortable or scared during their treatment, talk to us about our sedation dentistry for children.
Schedule Your Child’s Next Dental Visit in Florham Park
If your child is in need of a dental exam or treatment, look no further than A Healthy Smile Dentistry. Your child can experience pediatric dentistry with a pediatric dentist which makes a huge difference in the level of comfort and care they receive. Make your child’s next dental appointment in Florham Park by giving us a call at 973-377-2222 or filling out our online contact form.