Gentle and painless pediatric care is what we’re committed to here at Lakehurst Dental. The early experiences that your child has will not only help him or her to form good oral habits to last a lifetime, but will also give her or him a positive attitude and a feeling of comfort about coming in for dental care. And since regular visits for preventive attention and early detection of cavities and gum disease are key to achieving the best outcomes, we strongly urge you to bring your child in every six months, beginning with the first eruption of primary (baby) teeth.
Our pediatric dentist in Toms River makes it a priority to stop the onset of cavities whenever possible. Of course, what happens at home, between trips to our office, is of equal or greater importance, so you can expect expert advice and guidance in such key areas as proper brushing and flossing techniques, how to manage teething, and the essential role that good nutrition plays in promoting and maintaining optimal oral wellness in the long term. In addition, our pediatric dentist in Toms River will discuss with you the benefits of fluoride treatments and sealants. Fluoride is a mineral that is found in most commercial toothpastes, many dental rinses, and even in the water supply of a vast number of municipalities. At our office, fluoride treatment serves to strengthen your child’s tooth enamel so that he or she is less likely to suffer severe decay that leads to cavities. Sealants provide an added degree of protection, covering the hard-to-reach surfaces of your child’s teeth used for chewing. It’s a simple and effective method, in which liquid plastics are applied and then hardened.
Reach out to our office to set up a convenient time for you and your child to come in and see our pediatric dentist in Toms River. The sooner you do so, the easier it will be for her or him to be free of cavities and the problems that accompany them.