Memberships: Dr. Richard Federico
When Should My Child First See a Dentist?
'First visit by first birthday' sums it up. Your child should visit a dentist when the first tooth comes in, usually between six and twelve months of age. Early examination and preventive care will protect your child's smile now and in the future. If you have questions regarding your baby's teeth, please call Mercerville, NJ at (855) 807-8965 and we’ll be glad to provide the answers.
Finding the Perfect Toothpaste
From whitening to ultra-sensitive, there are a multitude of toothpastes available on today's market. How do you choose? Start by selecting one with fluoride, which will prevent cavities. Other things to consider are flavor, whitening potential, tartar control and price. Often the biggest difference between two brands is packaging, so don't get hung up on the finer details. Consider selecting fun flavored toothpaste for children, as it will encourage them to brush regularly.
Very young children require a fluoride-free variety for safety. Call us at (855) 807-8965 and Dr. Richard Federico will be happy to recommend a toothpaste that’s right for your family.
How To Avoid Crisis Dental Treatment
Many people don't see a dentist on a regular basis. They go only when they feel they have a problem. At Mercerville, NJ we call this 'crisis treatment' as opposed to 'preventive treatment.' While these patients may feel they are saving money, it usually ends up costing much more in both dollars and time. Most dental problems don't have any symptoms until they reach the advanced stages.
An example is tooth decay – it doesn’t hurt until it gets close to the nerve of the tooth. Then a costly root canal or dental crown are usually necessary, instead of the small filling, which could have been placed inexpensively several years ago when the cavity was small. If you have questions regarding dental emergencies, please call our office at (855) 807-8965 today.