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Checkups and Cleanings
Most children love the “tickle” that they get when their hygienist polishes their teeth. A cleaning every 6 months helps familiarize your child with the dental office as well as promotes good oral health. Pediatricians and pediatric dentists recommend bringing your child in for a dental checkup by age 1.
Children’s Dental Emergencies
Fluoride Treatments for Kids
Fluoride varnish may look sticky, but that’s just because it works so well! Applying varnish after your child’s cleaning will keep their teeth stronger and dramatically reduce their risk of developing cavities.
Oral Hygiene Instruction
Brushing and flossing are a learned skill that take time to master. Disclosing solution is a wonderful teaching aid for children with poor oral hygiene habits. Ask our hygienist to apply it before your child’s next cleaning to show them how to brush better.
Does Your Child Need X-rays?
Diagnostic dental X-rays are extremely important for us to evaluate the development of your child’s smile. Not only are radiographs used to ensure that your son or daughter’s teeth are erupting properly (and serve as a useful tool during orthodontic evaluations,) they also help us to spot tooth decay at the earliest stages possible.
What Happens if Your Child Has a Cavity?
Most parents wonder if it’s necessary for their child to get a filling, if the cavity is in a baby tooth. Since primary (baby) teeth play a particularly vital role in the development and positioning of adult teeth, it’s important to treat the decay in order to:
- Prevent the cavity from spreading to adjacent teeth
- Avoid premature tooth loss
In most cases, only a small white filling is needed. Our family friendly atmosphere is committed to ensuring a positive and comfortable experience for your little one!
Tongue Ties/Lip Ties
Thanks to gentle laser technology, we can release tongue and lip ties associated with difficulty nursing/feeding, or speech concerns.
Is it time for your child’s first dental checkup? Contact our family dentist in Princeton, NJ, today to schedule!
See More Dental Services
Has it been more than six months since your last exam and cleaning? Are you looking for a family dentist in Princeton? Canal Vista Family Dental accepts patients of all ages. Contact us today to request your first appointment.