When should your child start seeing a dentist?

General & Cosmetic Dentist serving Hoboken, Jersey City & Hudson County areas of New Jersey


At our Hoboken office, we have a pediatric specialist on staff and encourage parents to schedule your child’s first visit around their first birthday. Your child’s oral health is important to their overall health. Introducing them to a family dentistry practice early on will help to establish good dental hygiene habits that will help them maintain their oral health throughout life.

A surprising number of young children are developing cavities early in life. A recent national studies shows that for preschool-aged children more than 1 in 4 had cavities. Our family dentistry practice can help you keep your child’s oral health in check. While your child is very young, we can discuss:

  • How to care properly for a toddler’s developing teeth
  • What the proper use of fluoride is for children
  • How habits like finger and thumb sucking can influence tooth development
  • What milestones to be aware of in tooth development
  • How to manage diet and dental hygiene for best oral health

We believe in developing personalized relationships with each of our patients, and it’s never too soon to start.

If your child needs good dental care, please call 201-792-9400or contact Frank R. DePaola DDS and Associates today to schedule your appointment with our Hoboken family dentistry practice.