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If you are the parent of a child, then bringing her or him to a dental facility at a young age is better than waiting until she is an adolescent. Experts recommend beginning dental checkups when a child has her first tooth. During this first examination, you can walk around the dental facility to permit your child to see the different areas, machines, and dental team. When your child sits in the dental chair in a pediatric facility, she will notice everything. All things, including the odd odors from the mouth rinses and cleaning supplies.
Learn If Your Child Has Dental Abnormalities That Require Early Treatment
A knowledgeable dentist can look inside your child’s mouth. He or she can determine if there are any abnormalities that require early treatment to avoid needing extensive surgical procedures during adulthood. A young child’s facial bones are softer and easier to repair than a teenager’s are, and your daughter can grow up having the proper bite in order to chew healthy food. Having an appropriate dental bite will ensure that a child is able to speak correctly because she can place her tongue against her teeth to make certain sounds. With an early examination, you can learn if your child needs to begin orthodontic treatment as soon as possible.
Our Dentist Is Affiliated With a Local Orthodontic Facility In New Jersey
At KinderSmiles in Oradell, N.J., your child can enjoy a professional full treatment from Dr. Darryl Engel. Dr. Engel specializes in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. He is also affiliated with The Schulhof Center that is operated by Dr. Adam Schulhof. When your daughter or son is examined by Dr. Engel, he makes sure to collect medical images of your child’s facial bones, mouth and teeth to determine if early orthodontia is indicated. If your child requires braces for her permanent teeth, then Dr. Engle can work with the orthodontist at The Schulhof Center. By working together, these two experts can make sure that your child has a unique smile that will last a lifetime.
Pediatric Dental Facilities Have Smaller Chairs and Equipment
When you are choosing a dental facility for a young child, select a pediatric office that focuses on the needs of children and adolescents. If you take your child to a pediatric dental office, then the team of hygienists and assistants understand the needs of children and teenagers. Rather than needing to sit in a huge examination chair that is designed for adults, your child can sit on a chair that is appropriate for her size. In a pediatric dental office, the team works at a slower but efficient pace to give a child more time to understand a procedure. When your daughter isn’t feeling rushed, she will relax to enjoy her surroundings.
KinderSmiles Has a Fun Waiting Room For Young Children
If you have been bringing your child to a dental office since she grew her first tooth, then she is accustomed to the bright lights on the ceilings along with the large machines throughout the facility. A toddler will enjoy visiting KinderSmiles because there is a play area with coloring books, crayons, computers and a television. When your daughter must wait her turn for an examination, she can watch DVDs. Where she can learn more about eating a nutritious diet or how to floss her teeth correctly. When you bring your daughter to the dental facility every six months for her check-up, she will get the full treatment. Treatment that includes collecting X-rays to look for cavities along with getting her teeth cleaned professionally.
We Keep Dental Records Ready for Emergency Situations
When your daughter is accustomed to having an orthodontist or dentist examine her teeth when she has no dental problems, she won’t have a temper tantrum while having a cavity filled. In addition, the dental team will have quick access to your daughter’s records to see if there are any special requirements. This is for when there is an emergency such as a dislocated tooth after falling from a bicycle. Instead of needing to take new X-rays when a child has an injury or contacting a physician to determine if your daughter has allergies to pain medications, the dental team can get to work quickly to repair a dislodged tooth.
Pediatric Dental Facilities Provide an Assortment of Treatments
At a pediatric dental facility, it is possible for the hygienist to use small tools to clean your daughter’s teeth. At a pediatric dental office, your children can enjoy these types of procedures:
- Professional cleanings to remove plaque buildup from teeth
- Medical imaging such as X-rays
- Filling decayed teeth with color-matching composite materials
- Surgical procedures such as wisdom teeth removal
- Monitoring the development of the facial bones and teeth
- Teaching children how to brush and floss their teeth
- Application of dental crowns for severely decayed teeth
- Checking for gingivitis to prevent loss of teeth
- Fluoride treatments and application of sealants
We Make a Child’s Dental Visit Fun and Interesting
At KinderSmiles, we want children to enjoy their dental visits with Dr. Engel or our nearby orthodontist Dr. Schulhof. We have created a child-friendly atmosphere at our dental facility with attractive paint colors and fun things to do. Our dental team wants to get to know your daughter’s interests. So that we can make visits to our facility pleasant for her and you. We make sure that children want to visit us by giving them a fun toothbrush and tasty dental floss.
Contact KinderSmiles To Schedule Your Child’s First Dental Appointment
Not only does our dental team help the children who visit our facility. But also, we believe in reaching out to the community by attending public events such as school festivals. In some cases, we are able to provide essential dental services for the children in need in our city and surrounding areas. Contact us online or call us today at 201-262-0211 to schedule your child’s first dental appointment at KinderSmiles.
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KinderSmiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
400 Kinderkamack Rd
Oradell, NJ 07649
Full Range of Pediatric Services [Kinder Smiles NJ]
Dr Engel holds a speciality license in pediatric dentistry from New Jersey and New York. He also has attained sedation certification, which allows for in-office oral sedation options, and he’s on staff at Hackensack University Medical Center. As an attending pediatric dentist at HUMC, Dr Engel retains operating room privileges, allowing for an array of treatment modalities and anaesthesia options.