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SEDATION AND SLEEP DENTISTRY

  We believe parents and guardians can contribute to the success of procedures and invite you to participate. Please read the following information to learn about this medication, its possible use for your child’s dental procedure, and how you can help.  ...

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PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Pediatric dentistry (formerly pedodontics (American English) or paedodontics (Commonwealth English)) is the branch of dentistry dealing with children from birth through adolescence. The specialties recognized by the American Dental Association, Royal College of...

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MOUTH GUARD

The mouth and face of a child or young adult can be easily injured if the proper precautions are not used while participating in sports or recreational activities. In fact, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half of the 7 million...

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GENERAL FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions General Questions What should I use to clean my baby's teeth? When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up? What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist? How do I find a pediatric dentist in my...

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INSURANCE

PPO INSURANCES AETNA AMERITAS ARGUS ANTHEM 100/200/300 ASSURANT PPO/DHA BCBS CAREINGTON PPO — AIG CAREINGTON PLATINUM CIGNA-(CORE/PLUS/DSA) DECARE DELTA PPO DELTA PREMIERE DENTEGRA DENTEMAX DWP-DENTAL WELLNESS PARTNERS(MAVEREST DENTAL ALLIANCE) EMBLEM EMPIRE...

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PRINCETON PEDIATRIC DENTIST | ABOUT US

Welcome to Pediatric Dentistry in Princeton Lawrenceville - The Little Teeth Workshop. Our Pediatric Dental practice serves the township of  Princeton Lawrenceville Robbinsville Hamilton Ewing Princeton Junction West Windsor Plainsboro Pennington and other towns...

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PEDIATRIC DENTIST

The Pediatric Dentist   Pediatric dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the oral health of young people. After completing a four-year dental school curriculum, two to three additional years of rigorous training are required to become a pediatric...

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EMERGENCY

Emergency Care When your child needs urgent dental treatment, we are ready to help. Please keep this emergency number available and convenient.When your child needs urgent dental treatment, your pediatric dentist stands ready to help. Please keep...

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HABITS

Thumb, Finger, and Pacifier Habits   Why Do Children Suck On Fingers, Pacifiers Or Other Objects? This type of sucking is completely normal for babies and young children. It provides security. For young babies, it is a way to make contact with and learn about the...

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SPACE MAINTAINERS

Space Maintenance     What Are Space Maintainers? Space maintainers are appliances made of metal or plastic that are custom fit to your child’s mouth. They are small and unobtrusive in appearance. Most children easily adjust to them after the first few days....

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SEALANTS

Sealants     What Are Sealants? Sealants protect the grooved and pitted surfaces of the teeth, especially the chewing surfaces of back teeth where most cavities in children are found. Made of clear or shaded plastic, sealants are applied to the teeth to help...

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REGULAR DENTAL VISITS

Regular Dental Visits   How Often Should A Child See The Dentist? The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental check-up at least twice a year for most children. Some children need more frequent dental visits because of increased risk of tooth...

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PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

Preventive Dentistry   brushing dental development flossing fluoride oral habits orthodontics parent involvement proper diet sealants sports safety Your pediatric dentist practices preventive dentistry Why is Preventive Dentistry Important? Preventive dentistry...

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NITROUS OXIDE

Nitrous Oxide   What Is Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen? Most children are calm, comfortable and confident in a pediatric dental office. The office is designed for young people, and pediatric dentists have additional training in caring for infants, children and adolescents....

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GENERAL ANESTHESIA

General Anesthesia   What Is General Anesthesia? General anesthesia is a controlled state of unconsciousness that eliminates awareness, movement and discomfort during dental treatment. A physician or dentist with specialized training can use various medications...

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FLUORIDE

Fluoride   What Is Fluoride? Fluoride is a compound that contains fluorine, a natural element. Using small amounts of fluoride on a routine basis can help prevent tooth decay. In areas where fluoride does not occur naturally, it may be added to community water...

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DIET AND SNACKING

Diet and Snacking   What Is A Healthy Diet For My Child? A healthy diet is a balanced diet that naturally supplies all the nutrients your child needs to grow. A balanced diet is one that includes the following major food groups: Fruits Vegetables Grains Meat...

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DENTAL CARE FOR YOUR BABY

Dental Care For Your Baby   When Should My Child First See A Dentist? “First visit by first birthday” sums it up. Your child should visit a pediatric dentist when the first tooth comes in, usually between 6 and 12 months of age. This visit will establish a dental...

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SEDATION

Sedation What Is Sedation?  Sedation is a technique to guide a child’s behavior during dental treatment. Medications are used to help increase cooperation and to reduce anxiety or discomfort associated with dental procedures. Sedative medications cause most...

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X-RAYS

X - Ray Use   How often should a child have dental X-ray films? Since every child is unique, the need for dental X-ray films varies from child to child. Films are taken only after reviewing your child’s medical and dental histories and performing a clinical...

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