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Pediatric Dentists & Orthodontists
North Brunswick Office
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
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Monday | 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday | 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday | 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday | 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday | 8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday | 8:30am - 12:00pm
Sunday | Closed
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Our North Brunswick, NJ pediatric dental practice offers a full range of services to children of all ages. Tender Smiles 4 Kids is known for our advanced Laser Dentistry treatments, including Laser Lip and Tongue Tie Frenectomies, but the most important service we provide is Preventive & Diagnostic Dentistry, which lays the foundation for long-term oral health. When needed, we also offer Restorative Dentistry and Orthodontic Services. Our Cosmetic Dentistry offerings include the state-of-the-art Icon Procedure for removing white spots caused by orthodontics and fluorosis. Each of our doctors has training in Special Needs Dentistry and Sedation Dentistry, allowing us to treat all of our patients with the specialized care they deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatric Dentistry
What age should a child see a dentist?
The American Dental Association recommends that a child start seeing the dentist after their first tooth erupts or around the age of one year. The benefit of these early appointments is to form a relationship between our team and your family and establish our practice as your child’s dental home, so coming to our office becomes a stress-free part of their routine.
Do kids have to go to a pediatric dentist?
No, kids don’t have to go to a pediatric dentist, but there are many benefits in doing so. Our office and tools are tailored to kids; because we only treat children, we have in-depth knowledge about the particular challenges and conditions seen in pediatric patients. As pediatric dentists, we’ve received two to three additional years of schooling allowing us to specialize in treating children and patients with special needs.
What happens if you don’t fill cavities in baby teeth?
It’s a common misconception that the condition of baby teeth doesn’t matter because they’ll eventually fall out. This leads to the belief that cavities don’t need to be filled. Unfortunately, untreated cavities can cause your child a great deal of pain and sensitivity, even affecting their ability to eat. Decay can also spread to permanent teeth and even cause infection in other parts of the body. This is why it’s important to bring your child for regular check-ups so we can find and treat cavities in their earliest stages.
Is it safe to sedate a child for dental work?
Making the decision to have your child sedated for dental work is never easy, but you can rest assured that we take every precaution possible to keep your child safe. Our doctors have received special training in pediatric sedation dentistry and when general anesthesia is needed, we perform it at a hospital with an anesthesiology team. Most children need only nitrous oxide or conscious oral sedation, which are two low-risk means of sedation with a long record of safety and tolerance by pediatric patients.
Is laser dentistry painful?
One of the primary reasons we offer laser dentistry at our North Brunswick pediatric dental practice is because it isn’t painful—in fact, your child may not even need local anesthesia before a laser dental treatment. Laser dentistry is also more precise, quieter, produces less vibration, and has a faster recovery time than dentistry performed with traditional instruments.