Children’s Dentistry in Mount Laurel & Vorhees, NJ
Growing Smiles is the premier provider for all of your child’s dental care needs in New Jersey. We offer gentle, comprehensive care for children of all ages: toddlers, teens, and every age in between! Children have different needs for treatment and communication than adults do, so we use kid-friendly terms, work at a slower pace, and allow plenty of time for your little ones to ask questions. We know that their experiences at our Voorhees or Mount Laurel dental office will shape the way they view dental visits for many years to come, and we take that responsibility seriously.JUMP TO FAQs
First Visit by First Birthday
If you’re not sure when to bring your child in for his or her first checkup, it might be sooner than you think! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children visit a dentist by their first birthday. Great oral health starts with the first tooth.
Kid-Focused Dental Care
As our practice name shows, we love to watch our patients’ smiles grow. Whether we’re teaching a toddler how to brush her baby teeth or fitting a little leaguer for his first athletic mouthguard, we genuinely enjoy working with children and helping them enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles. We encourage kids to get interested and involved during their visits too, because we truly believe that long-term oral health is a team effort.
- Routine Dental Cleanings & Exams
- Protective Dental Sealants
- Fluoride Treatments
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Pediatric (Baby Teeth) Crowns
- Custom Athletic Mouthguards
- Space Maintainers, Retainers & Habit Breakers (i.e. to stop thumb sucking)
- Sedation Dentistry
Your Child’s Safety
Our office takes pride in offering a safe and friendly environment for your children. If you would like to learn more about safety at the dentist, be sure to check out some of our helpful blog posts:
Sedation for Kids
Is dental sedation safe for young children? Our office takes every precaution to ensure that your child is sedated only when necessary and that the most modern and effective sedation methods are used to prepare for our procedures. Check out our sedation blog post and sedation page to learn more!
X-Rays may seem like a concerning prospect for developing children, which is why our team employs cutting edge safety regulations and equipment, to ensure that your child can get comprehensive analysis, without fear of adverse effects. Learn more by reading our informational blog post on X-Ray safety
In addition to providing gentle children’s dentistry, we’ve also added some kid-friendly amenities to keep our younger patients comfortable and entertained. Your child is welcome to enjoy these during their time at Growing Smiles Pediatric and Family Dentistry!
- Video Games, Toys & Books
- Cartoons Above Dental Chairs
- Cozy Blankets & Pillows
- Treasure Chest
- Cavity-Free Club with Prizes
Children’s Dentistry FAQs
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends parents follow the rule of firsts for their child’s initial dental visit. You should bring them in when their first tooth comes in or by their first birthday, whichever comes first. This helps set a benchmark for your child’s oral health and tooth development as well as get them accustomed to the dentist.
Adults and kids should have at least two dental checkups and cleanings per year. More may be necessary if any dental issues or injuries arise between checkups.
Even though they are temporary, baby teeth play a crucial role in your child’s health. Baby teeth help with speech development, transitioning to solid foods, and they even act as a guide for adult teeth as they erupt. We strive to keep your children’s baby teeth healthy and strong until they are ready to fall out on their own!
Yes! There are a variety of insurance providers in the marketplace. We recommend doing some research to see which plan is best for your family!