Calandra Family Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

General Dentistry located in Sewell, NJ

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry services offered in Sewell, NJ

Great dental care is important for all ages, including children. If you’re looking for a compassionate, caring dentist to take care of your child’s dental needs, Anthony J. Calandra, DMD, and the dental professionals at Calandra Family Dentistry can help. To schedule a time to meet the team at the Sewell, New Jersey office, call or book an appointment online today.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry focuses on addressing children’s oral health care. The Calandra Family Dentistry team loves working with little ones and giving them a comfortable place they enjoy visiting. They also consider it rewarding and a special privilege to watch them grow throughout the years while providing them with excellent dental care.

When should my child have their first pediatric dentistry appointment?

You should bring your child in for their primary appointment when you see their first tooth emerge or before their first birthday. When you start their visits early, the dentist has an opportunity to ensure that your child’s teeth are coming in properly.

If any issues arise, the provider can create a treatment plan in the beginning stages to ward off any complications in the future. 

Visits to the dentist at a young age also promote healthy oral hygiene. The friendly staff at Calandra Family Dentistry teaches your child how to brush and floss effectively as preventive care for their teeth and gums.

How can I prepare my child, who is fearful of the dentist?

Some children might feel apprehensive about going to the dentist due to a prior bad experience with another dentist or from watching a negative portrayal of dentistry on television shows or movies. 

Regardless of how they came to fear the dentist, the expert dental team at Calandra Family Dentistry develops a trusting relationship with them. They also take time to put your child at ease during exams and cleaning appointments or when a restoration treatment is needed.

As a parent, you can help prepare your child by going to the library and checking out children’s books that help your child see that dentist appointments can be fun. Read to them, and allow them to ask questions. 

With encouragement and positivity, they can learn that visiting the dentist is something they get to do rather than something they have to do. You can also allow them to bring their favorite stuffed animal, blanket, or anything that offers comfort.

When you’re ready for your child to have their pediatric dentist appointment, call the friendly office staff at Calandra Family Dentistry. You can also click the online scheduler for convenience.