Pediatric Dentistry

NJ Kids Pediatric Group

Pediatric Dentistry located in Union, NJ

Pediatric dentistry is one of the easiest ways to keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy. At NJ Kids Pediatric Group, family dentist Simar Nagyal, DMD, uses pediatric dentistry to help children one and older maintain optimal oral health. To make an appointment for your child at the practice in Union, New Jersey, call the office or book online today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q&A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry provides comprehensive oral health care for children and adolescents. At NJ Kids Pediatric Group, the providers use pediatric dentistry to encourage optimal oral hygiene from an early age. If your child recently turned one, now is the perfect time to schedule a pediatric dentistry consultation.

How do I prepare my child for pediatric dentistry?

Visiting the dentist for the first time can be an overwhelming experience. To help your child prepare, talk to them about what to expect. Your little one might not understand everything you’re saying, but you can assure them that the process is for their well-being. 

You might even want to read your child books or watch some educational videos about what to expect at the dentist. Activities like these can help your child be less fearful and more confident.

What happens during a pediatric dentistry appointment?

At NJ Kids Pediatric Group, a pediatric dentistry appointment begins with your child’s provider assessing the health of their teeth, jaw, and gums. Your child’s provider asks them to sit in the dental chair. If your child is afraid or anxious, though, they can sit on your lap.

Next, your child’s provider conducts a dental exam. They use a small mirror to look for cavities, gum disease, or oral abscesses. After the exam, your child’s provider gently cleans their teeth and gums. Then, they show you how to care for your child’s teeth at home.

Your child might squirm, fuss, or cry during the appointment. Don’t worry! The providers at NJ Kids Pediatric Group know that a visit to the dentist can be intimidating. They do everything possible to ensure your child remains comfortable and happy.

What should I bring to my child’s pediatric dentistry appointment?

To get the most from your child’s pediatric dentistry appointment, prepare in advance. NJ Kids Pediatric Group recommends gathering the following items:

  • Your child’s dental insurance information
  • The names of any medicines, supplements, or vitamins your child takes regularly
  • Any questions or concerns you have about your child’s oral health
  • Information about any underlying medical issues your child has

If your child sucks their fingers or thumb or uses a pacifier, let their NJ Kids Pediatric Group provider know about that as well. 

If your child recently turned one, make a pediatric dentistry appointment at NJ Kids Pediatric Group. Call the office to speak with a caring member of the administrative staff, or use the online booking feature today.