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Childhood, when permanent teeth began to grow, is the best time to teach youngsters good oral hygiene habits and how to make wise nutritional choices. By learning how to prevent compromising the enamel, the hard substance that covers teeth, children can minimize and perhaps prevent the dental problems that plague many adults.

The most widely accepted theory is that decay is a local phenomenon, caused when mouth bacteria consume sugar and excrete acid, which begins to decay enamel. Some studies have demonstrated that certain foods, medical conditions, and bacteria can initiate decay.

Pediatric tooth decay is on the rise. Some research suggests that systemic causes including radiation exposure, hormonal abnormalities, and foreign proteins in food are to blame.

Tooth decay in children falls into distinct categories:

• Baby teeth versus adult teeth
• Anterior (front) vs. posterior (back) tooth patterns
• Contra-lateral tooth patterns
• Decay clustering
• Post-eruption susceptibility

Poor jaw development in children is generally caused not by genetics but by poor diet, mineral imbalances, interrupted regulation of jaw growth, and myofunctional problems.

Our pediatric wellness program begins with a three-part, comprehensive exam that checks tooth diagnosis, jaw development diagnosis, and periodontal diagnosis.

• The tooth diagnosis assesses tooth development, tooth mineralization, and decay development.
• The jaw development diagnosis examines jaw development and alignment of the teeth.
• The periodontal diagnosis is an examination for teen gingivitis.

The Center for Systemic Dentistry works to address pediatric dental problems at the earliest stages, remedying the problem and preventing further dental or systemic damage later in your child’s life. Located in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, we are committed to being the state’s leading dental practice that focuses on holistic, healing-focused dentistry.

Call us today at (908)464-9144 or contact us via our online contact form.
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438 Springfield Ave Suite #3,
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey 07922


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