Pediatric Dentistry

Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants 101: Everything, Every Parent Needs To Know

What Are Dental Sealants? Dental sealants are thin, clear coatings that seal over the narrow grooves found on the chewing surfaces of back teeth (molars and premolars). The protective material is stationed perfectly covering these deep pits. The procedure is quick, painless and takes than 2-3 minutes per tooth to complete.The ultimate goal of sealants …

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Preventing Bad Breath Among Children

The Study In most cases, the main cause of bad breath in children typically includes dental caries or poor oral and dental hygiene. There are other potential contributors to be considered as well such as taking certain prescribed medications or vitamins, malocclusions, a child’s diet, dry mouth, and large tonsils. However, a recent study from in the September issue …

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KidZ Are Already Sweet… They Don’t Need Sugar!

The data of the top-selling beverages marketed to children under 12 years of age was analyzed by expert researchers. All of the nutritional value and factors of each drink was thoroughly investigated from juices to soda and everything in between. Of course, what did researchers discover?  That drink manufacturers simply do not care when it …

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KidZdent Honors Global Autism Awareness Day

FACTS: Autism prevalence is now one in every 59 children in America. Do you know, love, or teach someone on the autism spectrum? Well, we believe that when you teach a child on the spectrum, they are really teaching you! KidZdent Bubbles for Autism 2019Watch this video on YouTube On April 2nd, 2019, our KidZdent …

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Introducing NEW Technology at KidZdent: Light-Scalpel Laser

KidZdent is now utilizing the most cutting-edge CO2 laser technology on the market- the latest device to come from LightScalpel for oral surgery and soft tissue dentistry. This new technology will be leading the forefront in the treatment of lip and tongue ties through frenectomy procedures in our office.   Skilled practioners assess each patient’s …

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Committed to Pediatric Airway Health

The ADA (American Dental Association) held its second revolutionary symposium:  Optimizing Pediatric Airway Health: The Critical Role of Dentists in Chicago, IL on March 3-4, 2019. This symposium, the second in a series, addressed the growing awareness and scientific evidence behind the impact of sleep-related breathing disorders and their negative impact on pediatric airways. KidZdent …

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February is Children’s Dental Health Month

Tooth Decay is Not Okay! Tooth decay is extremely common in children, but the good news is that it is also preventable! Since dental health is one of the biggest indicators of overall health, it is really important to establish healthy habits early on and take the best possible care of our children’s teeth. In …

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“Give Kids A Smile” Kicks-Off Children’s Dental Health Month

KidZdent GKAS 2019 HighlightWatch this video on YouTube There was no better way to jump-start Children’s Dental Health Month than with the annual ‘Give Kids A Smile’ event on February 1st , 2019 at KidZdent’s Old Bridge, New Jersey location. Through the ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile program, launched nationally by the American Dental …

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Pacifier or Thumb – What’s a Mother To Do?

Why do babies develop finger and pacifier habits? Babies have a natural tendency to suckle–blankets, fingers, pacifiers–even in the womb! This is a natural survival instinct since sucking and proper mouth development is essential to baby’s nutrition. While necessary at birth, the natural sucking instinct can develop into long-term finger and pacifier habits. Should a newborn …

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Why Should You Consider Early Orthodontics for Your Child

Early orthodontics promotes an aligned bite and enhances dental function, minimizing any oral concerns before they become serious issues. Many of us do not naturally develop perfectly straight teeth, so beginning treatment at an early age helps avoid expensive restorative procedures. At KidZdent, we want parents and their children to understand the importance of initiating …

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