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Pediatric dentistry is dental care geared toward the specific needs and development of children.
Dumont, New Jersey, pediatric dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter is proud to offer dental care for children. The foundation for long-term oral health is established at a young age, and Dr. Perlmutter can help ensure that your child engages in good dental hygiene habits and retains a healthy smile as he or she grows.
Pediatric dental care should begin with the eruption of a child’s first tooth, which is generally around six months of age. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a child see a pediatric dentist after a child’s first tooth appears but no later than his or her first birthday.
From the appearance of primary teeth, or “baby teeth,” through the development of permanent teeth and multiple growth spurts, quality pediatric dental care is critical to lifelong oral health. It is essential that children practice a good dental hygiene routine and receive a thorough dental checkup at least once every six months.
Regular dental exams are important to children because they can detect and treat potential issues such as malocclusions—or bite conditions—at an early stage.
If you’re seeking a pediatric dentist in the Bergenfield, New Jersey, area, please contact Dumont Cosmetic Dental to schedule your appointment with Dr. Howard L. Perlmutter.