Our Voorhees & Mt. Laurel Dentist Answers Pediatric Dental FAQs
How do I handle a dental emergency?
The first thing we recommend you do in the event of a dental emergency is give our office a call right away and describe the problem. This allows us to better prepare for your arrival and we may also be able to give some assistance over the phone. If you’re unsure if the situation is an emergency, feel free to contact us or take a look at our list of dental emergencies
that typically require same-day treatment. In the interest of avoiding dental emergencies, check out our custom athletic mouth guard services
for children involved in contact sports.
When should my child first visit the dentist?
We recommend your child come see us by their first birthday or when their first tooth comes in, whichever happens first. We also suggest kids’ dental exams
occur biannually, or every six months.
Are baby teeth important?
While it’s true that your child’s baby teeth will eventually be replaced by adult teeth, that does not mean baby teeth are not important. Creating good dental hygiene habits with your child at a young age can help set them up for success in the long-run. You’ll want your child to keep their baby teeth clean and healthy to ward off avoidable dental problems in the future.