Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Orthodontic, Pediatric & Special Needs Dentistry located in Flanders, NJ

Your child’s smile is precious, which is why you should make sure that you give it specialized care. The team of dental experts at Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in Flanders, New Jersey, offers exceptional pediatric dentistry services for children of all ages. Keep your child’s smile beautiful and healthy by scheduling a visit today. You can book an appointment by phone or online.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What makes pediatric dentistry unique?

Children have different dental needs than adults, and pediatric dentistry recognizes that many children require a unique approach to dental care. 

The American Dental Association sees pediatric dentistry as an official specialty, and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry awards diplomas after 2-3 years of specialized post-degree training.

The team at Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics approaches your child’s dental care with an enhanced degree of compassion and fun. 

They make a special effort to describe and discuss treatments using simple and pleasant words that aren’t frightening or anxiety-provoking and go the extra mile to make sure that your child’s experience is fun and friendly.

No child is born with a natural fear of the dentist, but many children fear the general unknown. The pediatric dentists on the team at Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics are particularly skilled at creating good first impressions for your child’s dental experiences. 

Starting your child off on the proper foot goes a long way towards ensuring that they don’t develop dental anxieties down the road, which makes it that much easier for them to maintain a lifelong smile that’s healthy and beautiful.

When should my child have their first dental appointment?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association suggest that you bring your child to their first dental appointment within six months of getting their first tooth but no later than their first birthday. 

Getting an early start on your child’s dental care allows the team at Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics to establish a connection with your child, start caring for their newly erupted teeth, and get them comfortable with good oral hygiene habits.

If your child has special needs, starting dental care early goes a long way towards getting them comfortable in the dental chair, and if your child ends up having dental fears or anxieties, early treatment allows the team to begin working towards alleviating them with systematic desensitization training.

What happens at pediatric dentistry visits?

Your child’s first visit to Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics begins with a warm and friendly welcome from the staff to make your child feel safe and comfortable in the office. 

The exam rooms at the practice all have different themes, like Harry Potter, board games, heroes, and princesses, so your child will get to have fun at the dentist in their favorite environment.

Your child’s dentist reviews their health history and your family’s medical history and answers any questions you might have about good oral hygiene and how to properly care for your child’s smile. 

They conduct a visual examination of your child’s smile to get a baseline of their oral health, take digital X-rays of their smile if needed, and recommend any adjustments or treatments that they think might be of benefit to them. 

Because the practice covers both dentistry and orthodontics, your child can get an orthodontic consultation in the same visit as their dental exam.

The dentist also cleans your child’s teeth and gives your child a choice of toothpaste and fluoride flavor from a literal menu of options, where they get to fill out their choices for appetizer, entree, and dessert. When the visit is complete, they’re rewarded with prizes and stickers.

Start your child’s journey towards a beautiful and healthy smile today by scheduling their pediatric dentistry visit with the team at Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. You can book your appointment by calling the office or scheduling online.