Gordon and Janik Pediatric Dentistry
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Our Services We strive to provide your child with a fun and friendly environment as well as offer them excellent dental care. We make every effort to keep up with the most advanced techniques and products on the market today in order to provide you with the best dental care available. We understand that all children are unique and we do our best to provide them with whatever they may need to create a great experience. We specialize in children, adolescence and those with special needs. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that a child’s first visit to the dentist should be around 1 year of age. Please contact us to schedule your visit today.

First Visits

We strive to develop a dental home, a place where you and your child are comfortable and we can deliver excellent dental services. At the first visit, the child is acquainted with the dental office. A thorough examination, which includes a clinical exam and any necessary x-rays, will be performed. We use a tell-show-do approach in which everything that we intend to do is explained and shown to the parent and child before we do it.
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Routine Dental Visits

Regular dental visits help your child to stay cavity-free. Teeth cleanings remove debris that builds up on the teeth, irritate the gums and cause decay. Fluoride treatments renew the fluoride content in the enamel, strengthening teeth and preventing cavities. Hygiene instructions improve your child's brushing and flossing, leading to cleaner teeth and healthier gums.
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Cavities and Restorative Visits

We make every effort to make you and your child comfortable during these visits. We will explain each step of the process in “child friendly” language. You will be allowed to be with your child for support. We will use tooth colored restorations whenever possible and treatment options will always be reviewed.
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Tooth Sealants

Sealants are a plastic material (resin) that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the permanent molars. They are meant to be used as a preventative measure to keep teeth cavity free. Once the pits and groves are covered, food and plaque cannot get in, forming a barrier against acid attacks. The application is fast and comfortable and can effectively protect the teeth for many years.
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Emergency Dental Care

If your child has a dental emergency please call the office right away. Knowing how to handle a dental emergency can mean the difference between saving and losing your child’s tooth. We have a doctor on call at all times in the event that your child needs to be seen.
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Braces

Many children will ask the infamous question “Do I need braces?” There are many different reasons that we refer patients to the orthodontist ranging from an incorrect bite to cosmetic appearance. Whatever the case, our doctors will review the need for orthodontic interception at routine visits.
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Microabrasion Stain Removal

Microabrasion is a technique used in an attempt to improve the appearance of discolored permanent teeth. Discolorations can come from many different things, such as excess fluoride during the development of those teeth or trauma to the tooth. A compound is used on the teeth to remove superficial stains and discoloration.
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Sedation Options

Most children are calm in our office environment; however some children, either due to age, anxiety and/or the inability to relax in a dental office, need support. First, we may use nitrous oxide. It is a colorless and odorless gas used to reduce anxiety. Next, we offer conscious sedation. This is a combination of oral medications and nitrous oxide. Lastly, if necessary, we have the ability to use outpatient general anesthesia in a hospital environment.
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Quick Tips for Busy Parents
As soon as teeth appear in the mouth, decay can occur. According to the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, your child's first visit to the dentist should occur 6 months after the first tooth appears in the mouth or by 1 year of age. Bottles and sippy cups given at bedtime should contain nothing other than water. Breast-feeding and bottle-feeding are equivalent in their ability to cause tooth decay. Use of fluoridated toothpaste is recommended for all children at suggested amounts according to age.


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The pediatric dental office of Marsha Adler Gordon, D.D.S. and Wanda J. Janik, D.M.D. is located in Allentown, PA and provides your child with a fun and friendly environment as well as excellent dental care.