At the dental practice of Dr. Dipika Shah, DDS we want the families from our community to know it’s just as important for children to have regular dental visits. A child’s first dental visit should be scheduled between when the first baby tooth appears, and the child’s first birthday. Baby teeth eventually come out, but their growth and development is important for overall oral health for the child and the development of their adult teeth. Baby teeth should be brushed and cared for like adult teeth, and it’s important to monitor their growth and development.
Missing any tooth for too long can change the development of surrounding teeth and compromise the structure of the jaw bone, but regular checkups can keep a child’s tooth development right on track. We are skilled and experienced in administering dental care to children. If your child has seems nervous about seeing a dentist for the first time, call us we will guide you as it is very important how and what you say to get your child ready for his/her first dental visit. Once we get your child’s oral health off to a great start, we offer a full range of services for child patients including dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants.
We love to see good oral hygiene habits formed early, and make lifetime patients out of kids from our community! To learn more about the services provided at the practice, visit www.dentistnj.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Dipika Shah DDS, here in our Holmdel, NJ office, call 732-264-8180.