We Love Treating Children
Dr. Cherian works to make children of all ages feel relaxed and enjoy themselves, so bring your
entire family for dental visits! You can rest assured your child will receive the latest advances
in children’s dentistry, delivered with caring, thoughtfulness, and compassion. We encourage good
dental care habits in children and enjoy teaching them how to keep their smile healthy for a lifetime.
We look forward to seeing them at their first dental visit when they cut their first tooth and
watching them grow year after year.
One of our goals is to make sure that all children grow up without a fear of the dental office.
According to our many happy parents, we are succeeding! Our office is a relaxed and happy place
that children love to visit. Whether you have an active five-year-old or a scared three-year-old,
we want to help.
Choosing a Children’s Dentist is Like Choosing a Pediatrician
Instilling good dental care habits early, in an environment that’s comfortable and fun, is a great
start for a lifetime of good oral health. Children’s teeth can be susceptible to cavities at a young
age for many reasons. Children can’t brush well on their own. Because of this, it is critical for
parents to be involved in their child’s daily brushing. This ensures both thorough cleaning and the
development of solid dental habits. Younger kids tend to eat more frequently during the day (grazing).
This leads to prolonged exposure to acid (every time you eat you make acid), which may create more cavities.
A tooth that is not properly clean will be exposed to additional acid. This acid often speeds up the
development of cavities. The good news is that identifying poor dietary and hygiene habits, along with
an application of a fluoride varnish to the mineralizing teeth, can dramatically reduce the likelihood
of your child getting a cavity.
The Easiest Way to Prevent Child Tooth Decay
We are aware that children often don’t do a great job of brushing their teeth. Many adults have the same
problem! Even meticulous brushing may not reach the deeper grooves in the back teeth. This can lead to
bacteria, acids, and plaque formation, which encourages tooth decay. And once there is decay, a tooth is
damaged permanently and will need a filling or crown.
There is a way to help prevent all this from happening. The application of dental sealants will do the trick.
Here’s how this treatment works:
- The teeth are cleaned and sterilized.
- A thin white or clear plastic coating is applied.
- A curing light is applied to the sealant to bond it into place.
- The entire process takes just a few minutes.
- There are no shots or drills or removal of tooth structure.
- It’s completely harmless.
Applying dental sealants is one of the best preventive things both children and adolescents can do to protect
their natural teeth!
Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (609) 448-7100 to schedule a visit for everyone.
For those without insurance, ask about our $99 children’s exam for kids 12 and under!