Start healthy with dental care for kids in Montville, NJ
Healthy smiles start early, and Dr. Jon Ferrari welcomes patients of all ages to visit Ferrari Dental in Montville, NJ, to help them build healthy habits and preserve their teeth. Dental care for kids should begin before they start eating whole foods, and routine checkups should start as soon as their first teeth erupt.
The importance of baby teeth
It’s crucial to provide the same care for baby teeth as adult teeth. Your deciduous teeth act as guides for your adult teeth, and if health issues like decay or gum disease are left untreated, it can cause complications for the way adult teeth grow in. Early dental care gives children the chance to learn the importance of good hygiene and can prevent costly dental work in the future.
Habits like thumb sucking or pacifiers can cause malocclusion and dental crowding, and a healthy diet and good oral hygiene habits can prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Dr. Ferrari provides education for children and adults about building better habits to care for young smiles and ensure adult teeth grow without issue.
Preventive care for your child
During a routine appointment, our team can clean your child’s teeth and remove plaque and tartar buildup. Dr. Ferrari can also point out spots in the mouth that need more attention and provide treatment for cavities as soon as they develop. He will also keep an eye out for signs that your child needs orthodontics, which is most effective when the jaw is still malleable.
Once the adult teeth have grown in, Dr. Ferrari may recommend dental sealants for extra protection against cavities in the areas where teeth are most vulnerable to decay. Dental sealants are a cost-effective way to prevent up to 80% of cavities, and the protection lasts for years.
Caring for your child’s teeth will ensure they have a smile they are proud to show off, and it can prevent painful infections and time-consuming procedures. Make their oral health a priority and schedule an appointment at our office in Montville, NJ, today at (973) 314-8850.
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