Children’s dentistry appointments can cause both kids and their parents to be anxious. That’s why it’s so important to find a children’s dentistry provider who really understands your children and their needs. At Lashen Dental Group in Denville, New Jersey, providers Stephen Lashen, DDS, Jessica Klein, DMD, Jason Klein, DMD, and the expert dental team treat your children like their own. For compassionate children’s dentistry, call the office or click the online scheduler now.

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When should I bring my child in for their first dental appointment?

The American Dental Association recommends scheduling your child’s first dental appointment within six months of getting their first baby tooth. If that momentous event hasn’t happened by your child’s first birthday, schedule their first dental visit promptly at that time.

What happens during a children’s dentistry visit?

The Lashen Dental Group team customizes dental care to your child’s needs. Visits typically include teeth cleaning, dental exam, digital X-ray imaging, and other advanced digital imaging if needed.

You’ll also discuss your child’s diet and habits like thumb-sucking and how they’re affecting your child’s oral health. If your child has signs of tooth decay or other oral damage, the Lashen Dental Group team can recommend preventive care treatments like dental sealants and/or fluoride treatments.

How often does my child need to have their teeth cleaned?

Lashen Dental Group typically recommends dental cleanings and exams every six months to maintain good oral health during childhood. Visiting the dentist every six months allows the dental care team to take note of potential problems early enough to head them off.

For example, if your child has signs of tooth decay in their back teeth, a very common problem during childhood years, they might need a dental sealant. Dental sealants can prevent 80% of cavities in back teeth for two years, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

How can I prepare my child to see the dentist?

Schedule the visit early in the day or whenever your child’s feeling happiest and most rested. Have a positive attitude whenever you mention dentist appointments, and make good oral care habits a routine part of your child’s daily life to make it seem less scary.

The Lashen Dental Group team understands that kids can sometimes have intense anxiety and fear regarding dental care. They have the unique skills needed to put your child at ease. The team treats your child like their very own. They believe in a gentle, calm, and unhurried approach that young children really respond to well.

Reach out to Lashen Dental Group for children’s dentistry from providers who look after your child like their own. Call the office or click the online appointment maker anytime.