Children's Dentistry

At Elizabeth Township Family Dentistry, children have a special place in our hearts. Our dentists and dental team love getting to know each child, helping them develop healthy oral health habits, and showing them that dental visits are nothing to be afraid of.

When you bring your child to us for dental treatment, we will treat them with the same gentle, compassionate care we would expect for our own kids. Our team is here to support excellent oral health for your toddlers, teens, and all ages in between.

We follow the guidance of the American Dental Association and recommend kids first see the dentist within six months of getting their first baby tooth, or by age one at the latest.

Positive Dental Experiences

How we approach your child during their first few dental visits sets the tone for all future experiences. Our goal is to gain their trust and show them there's nothing to fear about dental visits. Our dentist might count their teeth at this visit, show them the little mirror, and give them a ride in the dental chair.

As your child adjusts to all the new faces and the dental office environment, we'll incorporate teeth cleanings and exams. These appointments are also the perfect time to ask questions about your child's dental development. Our dentists will also offer advice and recommendations to help you give your child the healthiest start possible.

Children's Dentistry in Elizabeth, PA

We are pleased to offer comprehensive dentistry for children and teens that includes:

  • Dental exams and cleanings: Dental examinations every six months help us find and treat cavities as soon as possible. Teeth cleanings remove plaque buildup to promote healthy teeth and gums.
  • Tooth-colored fillings: If your child gets a cavity, we should treat it as soon as possible to preserve the tooth. Using a composite resin filling allows us to complete a virtually invisible repair.
  • Dental sealants: A sealant is a thin layer of protective plastic applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars. These teeth have deep grooves and pits that trap bacteria and cause cavities, and a sealant creates a protective barrier and smooths the tooth's surface.
  • Fluoride applications: Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that strengthens and protects teeth against decay. Your child may already receive sufficient fluoride, but if not, we will apply a supplement fluoride varnish to make sure their teeth stay healthy.

The HealthyStart® System

The HealthyStart® System is an innovative approach to straightening teeth without braces. Over four million children worldwide have received treatment with HealthyStart, a non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive treatment approach.

This unique system not only straightens teeth without the cost associated with braces, but it does more than traditional aligner systems. HealthyStart also addresses sleep-disordered breathing, a condition that affects 9 out of 10 children.

The goal of treatment with HealthyStart is to solve these problems and eliminate the need for orthodontic treatment. Dr. Jessica Zugai is one of the only dentists in the area certified in the HealthyStart System. 

Schedule Your Child's Next Dental Appointment

Our dentists enjoy giving children a healthy, positive start with oral health care. If it's time to schedule your toddler's first exam or an appointment for your older child, please call our Elizabeth, PA dental office.