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Pediatric Dentistry

From gentle care to growing teeth, children have unique dental needs. 

Regular pediatric dentistry visits starting at an early age can help set your child up for a lifetime of oral health and happy smiles.

At Green Pond Dental Associates, we provide pediatric dentistry care at our Rockaway and Jackson, NJ, offices. 

When Should I Bring My Child to the Dentist?


The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and other national health care organizations recommend you bring your child into a pediatric dentist for an appointment by their first birthday. This way, your dentist can track your child's tooth growth from its beginning stages into adulthood. 

Early Dental Care Milestones

Pediatric dentists recommend you start flossing your child's teeth as soon as one tooth touches another.
Pediatric dentists recommend you start flossing your child's teeth as soon as one tooth touches another.

Birth to Six Months

Caring for your child's oral health begins before any tooth growth occurs. Pediatric dentists recommend parents start practicing good oral habits by cleaning your infant's gums after feeding. Gently massage the gum tissues with a moistened washcloth. As your child starts teething, you may notice their gums appear more red or swollen. This is normal and can be calmed by cold temperatures.

6-12 Months

Your child will likely develop their first tooth within this timespan. Make sure to bring your child into our office for their first dental appointment when this growth occurs. You can continue to massage the gums with a cool washcloth and start implementing good oral hygiene habits by brushing the emerging teeth with a soft-bristled child's toothbrush. Though it surprises many parents, pediatric dentists don't recommend toothpaste at this stage.

12-18 Months

If your child has yet to see a dentist for the first time, now is a great time to do so. Continue to gently brush your child's teeth with fluoridated water and regularly check for any small spots of discoloration on your child's teeth that may indicate tooth decay. 

18 Months to 5 Years

Between two and three years of age, your child's baby teeth should have grown into their mouth. You can start to brush your child's teeth with a small amount of fluoridated toothpaste at the age of two. Make sure to teach your child to spit out the toothpaste and not swallow it. Our dentist can also help you find a solution to curb thumb-sucking or pacifier use if your child continues this habit past age three. 

Start Your Child's Oral Health Journey Request a Consultation

If your child is nearing their first birthday, it's time to come into our Rockaway or Jackson, NJ, dental offices for an appointment. Our team has experience working with children and helping them feel comfortable throughout the process of their first visit.

Call our offices to request a consultation for your child's pediatric dental care visit:

(973) 983-9006

"Fantastic first visit." Rockaway and Jackson, NJ, Patients Thank Us


Autumn Tonnesen Kipp

Rockaway, NJ


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Prompt, friendly, knowledgeable. I’m very happy with Dr Lubart and her staff.

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Joe F

Rockaway, NJ


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Fantastic first visit. Dr Lubart and staff are wonderful. I highly recommend Green Pond Dental.

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How We Help Your Child's Teeth Grow At Green Pond Dental Associates

Specialist Care

We bring the specialists to you. If you or your child are struggling with a dental concern that requires expert help, we can have a specialist provide care right in our office. We want the process of maintaining healthy teeth to be easy for you. By not having to transfer dental offices, you get the care you need from a location you and your child are already comfortable visiting. 

Weekend Hours

Between your work hours and your child's school schedule, scheduling time for the dentist during the week can be difficult. We offer weekend hours at our Rockaway, NJ, dental office to accommodate to your schedule as best as we can. Call us to set up a pediatric consultation that works with your schedule. 

Decades of Service

Our dental clinic has helped the Rockaway, NJ, community get the dental care they need since the 1990's. Throughout this time in practice, we've continued to grow our dentistry techniques to stay on the cutting-edge of dental advancements and offer our patients the finest care. 

Is Your Child Afraid of the Dentist?

We Offer Sedation Dentistry 

The dentist can be a nerve-wrecking experience for children. Sharp tools, the claustrophobia of working within the limited space of the mouth, and the foreign environment can cause anxiety for many youngsters.

To help calm fears we offer nitrous oxide, which is safe for children, at our Rockaway, NJ, practice. Nitrous oxide helps relax the body and mind during your child's dental visit. The flow of nitrous oxide is delivered through a mask placed over the child's nose and mouth. Your child is awake throughout the process, but will feel more relaxed. Once the flow of nitrous oxide stops and the mask is removed, the effects of sedation wear off within 15 minutes. 

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"Dr. Lubart and her staff gave me the best dental experience." More Reviews From Our Rockaway and Jackson Patients


Greg Z

Rockaway, NJ


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Dr Lubart and her staff gave me the best dental experience. At the jump the receptionist handled a weird insurance issue for me quickly and easily. Dr Lubart was wonderfully communicative, informative, calm, and patient. I was aware of all possible outcomes during my procedure and she took photos to show me with mini updates. 

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Janet Ciardi

Rockaway, NJ


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I'm terrified of dentist appts., but Dr. Lubart was gentle & always made sure I was OK. She's patient & caring & her entire staff is very nice. I highly recommend Green Pond Dental.

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Dr. Bracha Lubart

Green Pond Dental Associates

Dr. Bracha Lubart of Green Pond Dental Associates is committed to providing high-quality, comprehensive care to patients in a safe, reassuring, and comfortable environment. She is affiliated with prominent organizations such as the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • New Jersey Dental Association

If you're ready to explore your personalized treatment options, fill out our contact form or call on of our fantastic offices:

Rockaway Office: (973) 983-9006

Jackson Office: (732) 363-2593

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