If you live in or around Lodi, NJ, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our dental office so that we can examine your child’s teeth and teach them how to brush properly. Even if your child is already brushing, there is a good chance that they are doing it incorrectly and missing a lot of the plaque that has built up on their teeth.
One of the most important lessons you can teach your child is to practice good oral health. Dr Steven Liao and his team at Dental Associates of Lodi are dedicated to the oral health of your children from infancy through the teen years.
Children begin to get their baby teeth during the first 6 months of life. Although this may seem surprisingly early, the incidence of infant and toddler tooth decay has been rising in recent years. Tooth decay and early cavities can be exceptionally painful if they are not attended to immediately, and can also set the scene for poor oral health in later childhood.
By age 6 or 7 years, they start to lose their first set of teeth, which eventually are replaced by secondary, permanent teeth. Without proper dental care, children face possible oral decay and disease that can cause a lifetime of pain and complications. Today, early childhood dental caries—an infectious disease—is 5 times more common in children than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.
As a child friendly dentist office, here at Dental Associates of Lodi, we are focused on preventative care. We offer the following services:
• Infant oral health exams, which include caries risk assessment education for the patients
• Pediatric dental cleaning and fluoride treatments/ nutritional and diet recommendations
• Preventative Sealants, to seal deep pits and grooves
• Habit counseling- pacifier use, thumb sucking, and sippy cups
• Early assessment and treatment for straightening teeth and correcting an improper bite
• Advanced brace-free orthodontic consultation
• Repair of tooth cavities & tooth colored bonding
• Care for dental injuries or emergencies (for example, fractured, displaced, or knocked-out teeth)
• Nitrous oxide sedation- The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes this technique as a very safe, effective technique to use for treating children’s dental needs.
If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to providing your children with the personal care they deserve.