Over 50 percent of children sustain some type of injury to the tooth in their lifetime. These injuries are more common among boys 2-4 years of age, and boys and girls between the ages of two and three. Injuries more are common among these age groups because this is the age when motor coordination is developing. In addition, children in this age group are more active and involve themselves in rough play. Falls, fights and sports injuries are the most common causes of tooth injuries in children at home.
When your child loses their first tooth, it is almost like a rite of passage to be visited by the tooth fairy and be gifted for the pain and trouble the little tooth caused. After all, these kinds of sweet moments in your child’s life have them cherish their childhood forever. However, you may wonder what time the tooth fairy has to come out and around what age baby teeth normally fall out?
For a child or teen, orthodontics is a sort of right of passage. Braces mean having straight teeth for life and avoiding jaw-related problems that come from poor alignment. No matter the perfect smile your kid will have in the future, though, sometimes the hardware can be downright uncomfortable. Here’s how to help your child alleviate pain.
There comes a point in time when your child asks you the inevitable question; “Is Santa Clause real?” you are never really prepared with a proper answer. No sooner have you cooked up one than when they hit you with a follow-up question; “And is the Tooth Fairy real?” Again, you will most likely go with what your gut tells you. After all, no one wants to disappoint their child. But what if she was real? Let us delve a bit into history and find out.
A Dentist, Endodontist or an Orthodontist? Being a parent is a huge responsibility! There is so much to learn, and every aspect of your child’s health and development feels equally important. Of course, you went through it all as a baby yourself, but you sure don’t remember, it now!
Research shows that tooth decay affects children more than chronic diseases or infections. If a cavity is left untreated, it causes problems speaking, eating and learning for kids. Studies also indicate that almost 20% of cavities are left untreated. The best part is that caregivers can apply useful tips to protect their children’ teeth and assist them in developing healthy oral habits that will last a lifetime. These four tips will help parents and caregivers help their kids enter into adulthood without suffering from a single cavity.
Whether to improve self-esteem or just adjust their looks, children and teens may want to get a whiter smile. Though a tooth-whitening session may be what your child seeks, the procedure isn’t as simple for younger patients. Is it safe for them to go down this route?
Oradell, NJ – KinderSmiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics has just re-launched their website. This time, new and improved, with an interface that is more user-friendly. Their new website now holds more information than the former version. KinderSmiles is a pediatric dental office started by Darryl Engel, DMD and Adam Schulhof, DMD in 2003, specializing in providing various services to children of all ages.
Getting braces put on is a very common and normal part of childhood. Some estimates state that about 75% of children can expect to have problems with their teeth as their adult teeth come in. It is not very common to grow perfectly straight adult teeth.
KinderSmiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Monday 9:30am – 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:30am – 6:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday 9:30am – 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 3:00pm
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