Kids' Teeth FAQ

At what age do I start my child at the dentist?  Do I need to take my child to a specialist right from the start?  -- The answers to those questions are: When you feel your child is mature enough to sit in the dental chair and open his/her mouth wide.  Usually around age 3 is the time to start.  In the months leading up to that, when you brush your child’s teeth (never leave that to your child until much older) do it with their head in your lap sitting cross-legged on the floor.  This gets them used to the position they’ll be in when they are professionally cleaned for the first time.  In our 37 years of general practice we have rarely had to dismiss an uncooperative child.  When you take adequate care of their teeth and diet, preventative cleanings can be simple and fun.  Watch this video to see how simple the first visit can be.

Dentistry for the Child-like

Lacey fractured a front tooth, and needed a root canal and temporary repair late one night.  As her dentists we realized that we had only one chance to give her such a favorable experience that she would be willing to come back.

Listen to the story as she and her mom tell it!

Lacey has no fears at age eight!

Mom talks about how Lacey was totally comfortable as a patient.


When you feel nothing, not even the injection why wouldn’t you be telling your friends about an office that truly cares?

Dr. Markus has been selected by his peers the past 3 years as Top Dentist, as published in Philadelphia Magazine. He is an outspoken opponent of the use of mercury in dental fillings. He has been an advocate for children in Philadelphia before the City Council, and nationally. He has addressed the FDA 3 times about why this toxic material doesn't belong in children's heads. He is also outspoken on fluoridation and vaccination. To learn more, click here.


Some accidents are easily preventable with the use of an athletic mouthguard which we will custom fit for your child. While the boil and bite guards seem like a bargain, you truly get what you pay for, especially if your child is playing any contact sport like basketball, hockey, football, soccer, baseball, field hockey, wrestling etc.

Would you like a pocket-size guide to dealing with children's dental injuries (and it applies to adults as well)? Simply click here.

The dental experts at The Centre for Dentistry in Haddon Heights provide excellence in general, cosmetic, sedation, children’s, and restorative dentistry services for New Jersey patients. Conveniently located ½ mile from Exit 29 of I-295, we welcome families from Haddon Heights, Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Moorestown, and Voorhees. Find out what makes our office so special causing people to drive past hundreds of offices to see us.  We see a lot of Jersey Shore residents, and take into consideration how far you have traveled, and therefore offer expanded visits so that if you're coming from a distance, you will have your travel time minimized. We seek to WOW you in so many ways. Most importantly -- we are empathetic -- we know what it's like to be a patient in the chair, and we stand out from the crowd. We have built a substantial patient loyalty since we established our office in 1976 by emphasizing the CARE in dental care. Book your appointment now!

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