With all the dental products on the market promoting dental care and dental cleaning, the secret to a healthy mouth is the same as it always has been: follow your recommended dental cleaning visits (most cases twice a year) and treat infection as it is noted. Rest assure if it’s been awhile since you have been to see a family dentist for a standard dental cleaning, we will not make you feel bad about it. We understand sometimes life can get in the way of maintaining your dental health. We pledge to never make you feel guilty or judge you!
Busy moms and dads say one of the most convenient things about coming to Seidner Dentistry & Associates in Randolph, NJ is that their families can be seen at the same time. We know you are busy with soccer practice and piano lessons so we want you to be seen on time and have access to our many available hygienists for your family’s dental cleaning needs. Parents also enjoy the fact that they can get their child’s teeth cleaned and see the orthodontist the same day, eliminating the need to go running across town and making two separate dental appointments.
Do we treat children?
Yes, we do! The doctors and team are great with children. The kids enjoy having their own waiting area where they can play and watch TV with other children waiting for their routine dental cleaning appointment.
What age should my child be seen?
It is recommended for children to start dental visits between two and three years of age. Routine professional dental cleanings, X-rays, and fluoride treatments are an important base for implementing good oral health.
Are dental x-rays safe?
Dental radiographs are essential preventive and diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible to the eye. Hidden abnormalities and decay can be detected here that can’t be found with the naked eye during a routine dental cleaning. At Seidner Dentistry, digital x-rays are used to minimize radiation. These x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered safe (no more than the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources). Precautions are made by using lead apron shield to protect the body along with modern, fast film reducing exposure time.
What are sealants?
Sealants are a beneficial dental service for most children. When permanent teeth erupt, a special light-cured “coating” is placed on the groovy surface of the tooth to help prevent possible tooth decay. This is generally done after age 6, when permanent first molars are fully erupted, and again around 13 years of age when second molars erupt.
Sealants are meant for chewing surfaces of back teeth. Sealants are quite durable, but sticky foods can remove them. Your child’s dental hygienist will monitor them at their checkups and replace them when necessary.