At 201 Dental Care, children are some of our best patients, and we take great pride in making visits to our office fun and exciting for them! Dr. Jessica Gorelik works with toddlers through teenagers on a personal level to promote a healthy lifestyle and strong oral care regimen that will ensure good dental health into adulthood. We take a holistic approach to treating our younger patients and emphasize the importance of prevention.
Fluoride and Sealants
At 201 Dental Care, we recommend sealants for children to prevent tooth decay at ages 6 and 12. Sealants are thin plastic coatings that we apply to the chewing surfaces most prone to cavities. The procedure is quick and painless and will last about 5 years. The sealants act as a barrier, making the teeth impervious to food particles and germs.
Fluoride treatments are also an important preventive measure for your child. When your child’s permanent teeth are forming, we will administer a topical fluoride treatment following each 6-month dental cleaning. The fluoride is absorbed into the teeth and will help reinforce your child’s teeth, making them less susceptible to cavities.
If your child participates in contact sports, a mouth guard is not an option. Accidents can strike at any time, and wearing a mouth guard will reduce the chance of a concussion by 50 percent. A professionally fitted mouth guard will protect the tongue, soft tissues, and teeth from damage during sports as well.
Your Toddler’s Dental Home
Each year, more and more families are turning to 201 Dental Care for their family’s new dental home! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and The American Dental Association (ADA) recommend establishing a “Dental Home,” which is defined as “the ongoing relationship between the dentist and the patient, inclusive of all aspects of oral health care delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated and family-centered way.”
To make your child’s dental experience as positive as possible, we ask that you refrain from using certain words that may cause fear:
- Won’t Hurt
- Don’t Be Afraid
Thank you for your cooperation. For more information about pediatric dentistry in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, we welcome you to contact our friendly dentist and team today.