Livingston Pediatric Dental Associates

What Makes Us Unique

We Are Specialists

A Pediatric Dentist is a dental specialist who is dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy though the teenage years. The very young, preteens and teenagers each require different approaches in dealing with their behavior, guiding their dental growth and development, and helping them avoid future dental problems. A Pediatric Dentist is best qualified to meet these needs. A Pediatric Dentist has two additional years of training following dental school in order to provide the most up to date and thorough treatment for a wide variety of children’s dental problems. We are deeply committed to the total health and well being of your child and to the ideals of preventive dentistry.

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Kid Friendly Environment

Our office is decorated in a cheerful and fun style that young children find comforting. While waiting for their visit, children can play with various toys and games in our playroom.

Baby's First Visit

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends a dental home by the age of one. We urge you to contact our office to set up your baby’s first visit.

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Technology

Our digital radiography (X-rays) technology minimizes the child’s exposure in comparison to conventional X-ray equipment. The images are enlarged and viewed on our computer monitors and shared with the children and their parents. Children love looking at their X-rays and upon request; we print them out so they can share them with others.

We utilize a patient appointment system which will keep you informed of upcoming visits. Appointment reminders can be received via text messages and/or emails. Personal phone calls are also available if you should decide to opt out of email and text notification.

Communication

We strive to answer all questions regarding your child’s dental care. If you have any questions, we are available to speak with you. If questions arise once you leave the office, please feel free to contact us.

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Treatment Options

The majority of children who require dental procedures are easily treated in our office. We offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for the comfort of your child. Some patients require pharmacologic aides in order to complete their dental treatment. Options include conscious sedation in the office and IV/general sedation by a licensed dental anesthesiologist.

Prevention

Our number one priority is prevention. We encourage early visits and recommend that your child has his/her first dental visit as soon as their first tooth erupts so that we may educate you on proper oral health. Our commitment to prevention continues throughout the child’s entire life. We advocate placement of sealants as well as topical fluoride treatments.

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)

SDF is an FDA approved antibacterial liquid that is able to arrest cavities.The silver component is an antimicrobial agent kills the bacteria and strengthens the underlying protective layer of your child’s teeth. The fluoride component helps stop tooth decay and helps prevent additional decay.

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Community Involvement

One of our most important responsibilities is to educate children and their parents about the importance of good dental health habits. Visiting children at the preschool level has been shown to be very beneficial. Our presentation will cover what to expect on a first dental visit, brushing and flossing and nutrition. . Our office has developed an outreach education program that is fun, educational and informative that will educate preschoolers on the importance of good dental health and will minimize any fears the child might have about visiting the dentist. Our office is currently scheduling complimentary dental health presentations at preschools. Contact us at (973) 992-5555 or livingstonpediatricdental@gmail.com to arrange a dental health program for your school.

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