Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Chusid Dental Group -  - Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Chusid Dental Group

Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in West Orange, NJ

As kids grow, their health care needs change — and oral health is no exception. Babies with brand new teeth should visit the dentist before their first birthday, while many adolescents need orthodontic braces to straighten crooked adult teeth. Michael Chusid, DMD, Jonathan Salazar, DMD, and the dental experts at Chusid Dental Group in West Orange, New Jersey, offer quality pediatric dental services in a comfortable environment for kids of all ages. The team is proud to give children a pleasant experience at the dentist. Book an appointment for your child today by calling the office.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is a pediatric dentist?

Pediatric dentists are trained in children’s oral health. They spend an additional two to three years in specialized training following dental school, focused on oral care for kids ranging from infants to teens.

The pediatric dentists at Chusid Dental Group are experts in childhood dentistry. They address common issues that children face as their mouths and teeth grow, including pacifier use, thumb-sucking, and cavities.

The team emphasizes education for children and parents. They promote proper brushing and flossing techniques and help children establish lifelong oral health care habits.

What’s different about pediatric dentistry?

Children’s bodies go through changes as they grow, and their mouths are no different. That’s why children have different oral health care needs than adults. Pediatric dentists understand the importance of oral care during childhood, and the pediatric dental team at Chusid Dental Group can help your child establish healthy habits.

Babies generally get their first tooth before they turn one. Most children have all 20 of their baby teeth by their third birthday. Between the ages of six and 12, children begin losing their baby teeth and permanent teeth grow in their place.

Pediatric dentists are your child’s partner throughout these changes, offering kids a pleasant experience when they come to the office. The Chusid Dental Group team can teach kids how to care for their teeth, and they are trained to identify any potential issues early on.

If your child needs orthodontics or other dental treatments to promote healthy mouth function, the team can make appropriate recommendations.

When should my child visit the dentist?

Your child’s first visit to the dentist should be scheduled as soon as his or her first tooth emerges, and no later than the first birthday. Once baby teeth begin emerging, the team recommends establishing regular dental appointments.

Visiting the dentist every six months for routine cleanings allows the team to monitor changes as your child grows. Regular dental check ups help prevent cavities and keep your child’s mouth healthy throughout childhood and adolescence.

Some children need orthodontic work to straighten teeth and correct bite misalignments. Talk to the team to learn more about what dental treatments are right for your child as he or she grows up. Together, you can give your child a healthy smile.

Whether you have an infant, teen, or children in between, find top-quality pediatric dentistry at Chusid Dental Group. Book an appointment by calling the office to learn more.