Children's Dentistry Specialist

Rockwell Dentistry

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Middletown, NJ & Hamilton Township, NJ

Often, the best oral hygiene practices begin in early childhood when you learn good brushing and flossing habits. The caring, compassionate dental team at Rockwell Dentistry in Middletown and Hamilton, New Jersey, specialize in treating families and take a patient-centered approach to children’s dentistry. This expert team ensures your whole family learns preventive dental care and receives the attention they need to feel comfortable and have pleasant dental experiences from the very first appointment. For exceptional children’s dentistry services, call Rockwell Dentistry or schedule an appointment online today.

Children's Dentistry Q & A

How is children’s dentistry different?

Great dental health begins at an early age, and making sure your children have positive dental experiences can make a difference for the rest of their lives. The team at Rockwell Dentistry takes special care to help young children feel safe and comfortable at the dentist. They take the time to help children feel at ease before, during, and after their dental treatments.

Children’s dentistry encompasses comprehensive oral care, with services offered including:

  • Infant oral health exams
  • Preventive dental care for infants, toddlers, and children
  • Routine cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Nutritional recommendations
  • Early assessment for correcting bite problems
  • Repairing cavities
  • Diagnosing oral conditions as a result of other health issues
  • Treating dental injuries and emergencies
  • Providing necessary oral appliances and mouthguards for children who play sports


For more than 20 years, the dentists at Rockwell Dentistry have been building relationships with families to ensure that every member receives expert care in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

When should my child begin going to the dentist?

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child’s first dental checkup should be as soon as their first tooth appears, and no later than their first birthday. This helps prevent future dental problems, as your dentist can assess your baby’s oral health from the start. Your dentist may also make recommendations to help you care for your baby’s new teeth as they come in.

At these first dental visits, you can also discuss concerns about how thumbsucking and pacifiers may adversely affect your child’s teeth and oral development.

Why is it important to keep baby teeth healthy?

You may wonder why it’s so important to keep primary or “baby” teeth healthy and in place until they fall out naturally. Baby teeth are important for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Allowing children to chew their food properly and maintain good nutritional habits
  • Promoting proper speech development
  • Helping save space for permanent teeth
  • Promoting a healthy, beautiful smile so kids feel more confident
  • Allowing children to learn good brushing and flossing techniques so they know how to care for permanent teeth


If you have questions about children’s dentistry, the caring team at Rockwell Dentistry welcomes you to call the office. Schedule an appointment for your child today by phone or using the convenient online booking feature.