From our child-friendly reception area, complete with toys and books, to kid-friendly movies in the operatories, South Orange Dental Center is ready for your child. Want a helpful tip? Schedule your child’s dental appointment early in the morning because kids respond to new experiences best when they are well rested!
While we focus on general dental health and cavity prevention for children, we also offer a variety of pediatric dental services, including fluoride treatments and sealants to protect their teeth, habit-breaking appliances to prevent thumb-sucking (which can affect the spacing and alignment of teeth), and interceptive orthodontics (orthodontic application).
Our cavity-free and rewards-based good behavior programs encourage children to take care of their teeth and gums and behave well at dental visits. Dr. Strachan, South Orange Dental Center’s pediatric dentist, has a natural affinity for pediatric dental care and she continually studies new developments in the field so that your child receives the latest and greatest dental care. She also enjoys teaching dental health care and encouraging healthy habits for students through presentations at daycares and elementary schools.
Parents also play a vital role in the care of their child’s smile, so we always incorporate them in the pediatric dental experience. Additionally, we can share tips of being an active part of your child’s oral health, such as implementing proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as dietary precautions. Start your child with a strong foundation for a lifetime with a healthy smile.
Pediatric services include:
– Oral hygiene and oral counseling
– Infant early childhood cavity prevention
– Sealants to protect back teeth
– Tooth-colored fillings and crowns
– In-office oral sedation
– General anesthesia at Livingston Ambulatory Care Center
– Habit-breaking appliances
– Interceptive orthodontics
– Mouthguards to protect little athletes’ smiles