Healthy teeth should be all one color. If you see spots and/or stains on the teeth bring your child to the office for a thorough exam and cleaning.
Most insurances cover at 100% preventive exams, cleanings and topical fluoride application every 6 months.
Many serious dental conditions can go unnoticed during a standard visual exam, so we employ state of the art digital X-ray equipment in all exam rooms. Digital Panoramic X-ray equipment is available for a more thorough view of your child’s mouth.
This equipment emits significantly less radiation than conventional X-rays.
Fluoride protects teeth from tooth decay. It can even heal early decay. Bring us a sample and we will test your water for fluoride content.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) encourages applying topical fluoride during routine dental visits to protect your child’s teeth from tooth decay.
Sealants are a thin coat painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Applying sealants is a simple and painless procedure that forms a shield over the tooth. Our office recommends and applies sealants during routine dental visits to protect your child’s teeth from tooth decay.
Feed your child healthy food. Choose foods that do not have a lot of sugar in them. Give your child fruits and vegetables instead of candy and cookies. Limit the intake of sweet beverages/juices and replace them with water.
Our Dentist will discuss with you the nutritional guidelines for your child based on her examination and your child’s individual needs.
Oral Hygiene Education
Oral Hygiene Education is important for both, parents and children. Checking, cleaning and flossing your child’s teeth, feeding your child healthy foods and beverages, and bringing your child regularly to the dentist are important to maintain good oral hygiene.
Our Dentist provides you the tips to maintain good oral hygiene based on your child’s specific condition.
Our office provides the latest advances in cosmetic pediatric dental techniques. To maintain your child’s natural and esthetic smile, we routinely offer tooth colored fillings.
A composite filling (resins) is a tooth-colored filling used to restore decayed teeth. It provides good durability and resistance as well as esthetically advantageous compared to silver (amalgam) fillings.
Space maintainers hold “open” the empty space left by a prematurely lost tooth. Our office recommends space maintainers to prevent teeth movement until the permanent tooth takes its natural position in the jaw. All space maintainers are custom made to have a perfect fit for your child’s mouth.
Our Dentist will talk to you about different options, such as fixed habit appliances that can help break bad oral habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting.
All habit breaker appliances are custom made to have a perfect fit for your child’s mouth.
Pain management is crucial for your child’s positive dental experience. Our office is trained to earned their trust and build a positive relationship between the Dentist and your child.
During major procedures, we may use topical anesthetics, local anesthetics and nitrous oxide for the comfort of your child.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen inhalation as a safe and effective technique to reduce anxiety, produce analgesia, and enhance effective communication between your child and the Dentist.
Our office provides Nitrous Oxide for your children ages 3+ for comfort during treatments. Please check with our Office for more information.
Our Dentist is affiliated with UMCMountainside Hackensack Hospital. The hospital facilities are available for her use in case any emergency procedures.
We offer round the clock advisory and/or office services for any oral emergencies such as tooth aches, broken tooth, etc.
Most organized sports now require the use of a Mouthguard. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that Mouthguards be worn during all contact sports. Itsy Bitsy Dental recommends patients to wear a custom guard as it will stay in place and prevent injury better than a Stock Guard.
Itsy Bitsy Dental provides high quality custom Mouthguards to patients who participate in sports. Mouthguards prevent dental trauma, concussion, and some facial laceration.