As a parent of a young child, you’re responsible for making sure that his or her mouth, teeth and gums are as healthy as can be. Thus, you want to know when you should schedule the first dental visit. Additionally, you wonder how you can make these visits less intimidating for your little one. As you read on, your pediatric dentist in Bergenfield weighs in to answer these questions.
Smile More Kidz Blog
July 19, 2018
June 6, 2018
Children hit a lot of milestones, starting with the simplest things like grasping a bottle or starting to walk. Especially for new parents, this can be a time of concern about whether they’re developing normally and hitting those milestones at the same time as other children their age. As for losing baby teeth, you may have heard from other parents that losing the first tooth earlier than age 5 is a bad sign, or that their children didn’t lose their first tooth until age 7. But what would a pediatric dentist in Bergenfield have to say on the matter? Keep reading to find out!
May 2, 2018
There are few things worse than finding out your child has cavities, even after you helped them develop a good brushing technique. Perhaps you found out they weren’t brushing as much as they should be because they didn’t like the toothpaste you purchased for them. Regardless of how they developed the cavities, your only concern now is preventing any more from appearing.
According to your pediatric dentist in Bergenfield, finding the best toothpaste only requires two important steps. Keep reading to find out what they are.
March 27, 2018
Whiten Your Smile This Spring
SPRING IS A TIME of renewal and revitalization. All the green is back, flowers are blooming again, and birds are singing. What better time to renew your smile with whitening treatments?
Everyday Life Can Dull Your Smile
Over time, our teeth can appear more yellow. It could be stains from food or it could simply be an effect of age. Because our teeth are porous, even if we clean off the surface stains with diligent brushing and flossing, the discoloration can go deeper into each tooth than any toothbrush or whitening toothpaste can reach. (more…)
March 15, 2018
There are many things that signal your child growing up. Their first haircut is just the beginning, following the start of their school career, and somewhere soon thereafter they might have their first loose, wiggly tooth.
Back in the day, you might have been encouraged to pull out your child’s loose tooth in an unconventional way, but your pediatric dentist in Bergenfield highly discourages that! Learn why in this week’s blog post.
February 28, 2018
As a parent, you’re excited about every milestone that your young child reaches, whether it’s the first steps, words or bites of “table food.” You cherish these moments and file them into the vast memory bank of fond events, but your pediatric dentist in Bergenfield says these moments are also reminders for certain changes that need to occur to accommodate your child’s development. One new habit that needs to be introduced is that of visiting your children’s dentist to begin monitoring the health of your young one. Learn when is the right time for your child’s first visit and what to expect as you continue reading.
February 15, 2018
Ah, the month of February! Let’s see…you’ve got Valentine’s day, the day after Valentine’s day (otherwise known as “1/2 Off Chocolate Day”) and did you know it’s also National Children’s Dental Month? Coincidence? I think NOT!
January 26, 2018
When your little one undergoes the transformation from toothless to sprouting a few developing teeth, they may become a bit cranky. It can be easy to pacify your baby with a variety of options, but your pediatric dentist in Bergenfield wants you to make sure these teething options are healthy for their developing smile. Use these insightful tips to help your child cope with the pain of their smile’s inevitable development.
September 27, 2017
Choosing a toothbrush for your child is already a daunting experience due to the numerous options available. Luckily, the right toothbrush can be broken down into a few simple categories. These include traits like bristle softness, length, manual vs. battery-powered, and so on.
Your pediatric dentist in Bergenfield wants to simplify this process for you and your child. The more positive you make your child’s first brushing experience, the easier it will be for them to keep the right habits for years to come. (more…)
August 30, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Darren Tong for being nominated as “exceptional” and a “favorite” by New Jersey moms and dads who voted over the course of December 2016 to June 2017. Dr. Tong will be featured on the December issue of New Jersey Family, a prestigious local monthly magazine that’s shining a light on exceptional local leaders in medicine.