Preventive Dentistry

NJ Kids Pediatric Group

Pediatric Dentistry located in Union, NJ

If you want to keep your child’s teeth and gums healthy, it’s important to invest in preventive dentistry. Routine teeth cleaning, dental exams, and oral X-rays can preserve your child’s smile for years to come. At NJ Kids Pediatric Group, family dentist Simar Nagyal, DMD, offers a comprehensive suite of preventive dentistry services. To make an appointment for your child at the practice in Union, New Jersey, call the office or book online today.

Preventative Dentistry Q&A

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry encourages optimal oral hygiene. When your children brush and floss daily and visit the dentist regularly, they’re much less likely to experience potentially serious issues like gum disease and tooth decay.

Aside from keeping your child’s teeth and gums healthy, preventive dentistry provides education on nutrition. It can also monitor chronic conditions that may affect your child’s oral health, like diabetes or a congenital heart defect.

What services does preventive dentistry provide?

NJ Kids Pediatric Group offers a variety of preventive dentistry services, including:

Dental cleaning

A dental cleaning is an outpatient procedure that removes plaque from beneath your child’s gums and beneath their teeth. Try to schedule a dental cleaning for your child at least once every six months.

Dental exam

During a dental exam, your child’s NJ Kids Pediatric Group provider assesses the health of their teeth, gums, and tongue. If they notice anything out of the ordinary, they can recommend additional tests, like a biopsy or dental X-rays.

Dental X-rays

Dental X-rays use small electronic sensors to capture detailed images of your jaw, tooth roots, and alveolar bone. X-rays help your child’s NJ Kids Pediatric Group provider detect potentially serious issues like deep decay, gum disease, or bone loss.


If your child regularly experiences cavities, their provider might recommend sealants. A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that covers your child’s tooth enamel. It prevents harmful bacteria from causing damage, ensuring your child’s teeth remain healthy.

Fluoride treatment

Some children have weak enamel that’s susceptible to decay. If your child is one of them, their NJ Kids Pediatric Group provider might recommend a fluoride treatment. By applying fluoride to your child’s teeth, it’s possible to strengthen their enamel and reduce the risk of decay.

How often does my child need preventive dentistry?

NJ Kids Pediatric Group recommends scheduling a preventive dentistry appointment for your child once every six months. That rule applies even if their teeth and gums appear healthy. Many serious issues present few obvious symptoms early on. Regular visits to NJ Kids Pediatric Group can detect them when they respond best to treatment.

To make a preventive dentistry appointment for your child, call NJ Kids Pediatric Group or book online today.