FAQs

When should we stop the bottle?
Most pediatricians and dentists recommend weaning your child from the bottle or breast by age one. From a dental standpoint, it is important to not allow the child to take a bottle or sippy cup to bed, or to feed frequently from the breast during the night. If they have to have something, switch to water or sugar-free drinks once the teeth erupt. When children hold the bottle, cup, or breast in their mouth they are continually bathing their teeth with the milk or juice and the tongue keeps the fluid up against the teeth allowing the sugars to turn to acid and eat into the enamel causing decay. The upper teeth are usually the first to decay and this is often called “baby bottle decay”.
Can my child get cavities from drinking juice?
Absolutely, especially if your child is a sipper. A sipper takes frequent sips of a drink throughout the day. Juice is not bad; it is how the child drinks the juice. A child who drinks the entire serving of juice (or any other sweetened drink) at one setting (hopefully within 30 minutes) will not develop the bacteria that produce the acids that cause cavities. In addition, most juices have more sugar per serving than many cans of soft drinks.
Why does my child have more cavities than other kids?
Watch how your child eats. How often does he or she put something in his mouth? Is your child i a sipper/nibbler? A child who sits down and eats their meal or snack including drink in 30 minutes will have less decay than a child who sips/nibbles every 10 minutes. The more frequently you put sugar or carbohydrate-containing foods in your mouth the greater your chances are of developing decay. It is not how much, but how often. Studies show that limiting these types of foods and drinks to six times a day and consuming them with 30 minutes greatly reduces dental decay. If your child needs something more to eat or drink, in between give water or sugar-free drinks and low carbohydrate foods such as meat and cheeses.
My child grinds their teeth, what can I do?
Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done for a child grinder. Fortunately, grinding is considered harmless in children and most of the kids will outgrow this annoying habit. No one really knows why small children grind their teeth, it has been suggested that it is stress induced, and for others, it is simply a habit. Once a child reaches their pre-teenage years and is still grinding it may be time to consider an intervention with an appliance.
What is the difference between a crown and a cap?
There is no difference; a crown and a cap are the same thing. Different offices use different terminology.
Should we give our children fluoride supplements?
We would suggest each parent check with their dentist or pediatrician, they can tell you if fluoride is present in your communities water. If your water is fluoridated there is no reason to take supplements. In addition many items we purchase are made in areas with fluoridated water; therefore, supplements are not needed as much as they were in the past. Our office does recommend the fluoride varnishes that schools offer as well as receiving fluoride in the dental office twice per year. These varnishes are applied directly to the teeth and have been proven to aid in the reduction of cavities.
Why do you fix baby teeth?
Baby teeth are important, not only to allow children eat and to maintain adequate nutrition, but to act as natural space maintainers while the permanent teeth are forming. Losing a baby tooth before the adult tooth is ready to come in can cause the remaining baby teeth to drift into the open space and block out the permanent tooth. This can cause a lot more problems and expense than taking care of the baby tooth. If decayed baby teeth are not treated and the decay is allowed to grow, not only will a child experience pain, but an abscess can form which could affect the adult tooth and although rare cases can cause more serious health problems. Space maintainers are recommended in the event of the early loss of some baby teeth.

From The Staff

The kids love our new facility and this immediately puts moms and dads at ease. We have created a fun and educational environment and this allows us to examine our patients and teach them at the same time.​

Testimonials

Our kids love the staff at Dr. Rosenberg’s office and they make every visit a pleasant one.
- Pamela
The atmosphere is so relaxed. My kids always enjoy their trip to the dentist. The games and toy box are always a big hit.
- Dallas
Dr. Rosenberg and ALL his staff are AMAZING! I have had the honor and privilege of not only being a Mom of a patient, but also working closely with him in the OR in dental procedures. He is VERY caring and gentle and that is a quality that is hard to find sometimes in the healthcare industry. He takes his time to put not only the child at ease, but the parent(s) as well. My son LOVES Dr. Rosenberg, he loves him so much he looks forward to the visit and even named his pet fish after him! I couldn't ask for more!! Thank you ALL for being such an amazing asset to the art of working with children and for the love you have for every child that enters your "playhouse." You are simply the BEST!
- Val
We have been going to Dr. Benji for almost 10 years. My kids love it. The staff is amazing and super friendly, they make my kids feel secure. Dr. Benji is WONDERFUL!!!
- Heather
He was amazing with my 6 yr old daughter and we both loved the staff there also. They were very warm and inviting. Plus it didn't hurt that Dr. Rosenberg had his dogs there also, my daughter is an animal person, animals calm her down.
- Michale