Are you looking for an excellent pediatric dentist who can provide your child with complete dental care? If so, you will want to bring your child in to see our children’s dentist in Morris Plains, Dr. Karey P. Matthews, at Attentive Dental Care.
It is now recommended that children come in for their first dental visit when their first baby tooth erupts, or when they reach one year of age – whichever occurs first. Although baby teeth are not going to last your child for a lifetime, it is important that they stay healthy and intact for as long as they are needed. Baby teeth play many important roles in your child’s mouth. To begin with, they act as placeholders for permanent teeth, so it is important that they stay in your child’s mouth for as long as needed. If baby teeth fall out prematurely, they can cause orthodontic problems to develop. In addition, baby teeth help your child to develop clear speaking habits, as well as allow your child to chew his or her food thoroughly for complete digestion. Our children’s dentist in Morris Plains will make sure that your child’s teeth are healthy, and that his or her gums are remaining healthy, as well. At our office, your child will have gentle dental exams and dental cleanings in an environment that is fun and stress-free. At our office, our young patients can also get fluoride treatments, after teeth cleanings, to strengthen tooth enamel. This will help to reduce the number of dental cavities that they receive. We also offer dental sealants that can be applied to the flat chewing surfaces of your child’s molars and premolars. Dental sealants act as a physical barrier between your child’s teeth and harmful cavity-causing substances in his or her mouth. They also fill in the pits and grooves on your child’s teeth so that plaque will not be able to stick to the teeth.
For an appointment to have your child be seen by our gentle children’s dentist in Morris Plains, contact us today.