Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Aaron Mannella Answers Parent Questions

As Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at Morristown Medical Center and as a Pediatric Dentist practicing in Randolph for over 25 years, I get asked a lot of questions from parents who want to make sure they are doing everything to help take proper care of their children’s teeth.  Recently I appeared with Marissa Brahney on News 12’s Mom’s Minute segment... read more »

First Dental Visit

We follow the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Academy of Pediatrics, recommendations which state that a child’s first visit to the dentist should occur when the first baby teeth appear or by their first birthday. Our goal is to establish a Dental Home for your child, an ongoing relationship between our pediatric dentist and your child, allowing care to be... read more »

What is that scary sound coming from my child’s mouth?

The first time you hear a grating sound coming from your toddler’s mouth it can be quite startling.  Don’t be alarmed. Teeth grinding, also known as Bruxism, is reasonably common in young children and is rarely a cause for concern.  As adults we may be more inclined to grind our teeth during times of stress, like those felt during a... read more »

Preparing Your Little One For Their First Dental Visit

With a little planning, your child’s first dental visit should be an enjoyable experience for both you and your toddler.  A child’s first visit to the dentist should occur when the first baby teeth appear, or by their first birthday, as recommended by both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The best way to ensure your... read more »

Dental Sealants Protect The Areas That Are Difficult To Brush

At Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph, we have always been at the forefront of providing the most up-to-date care for our patients in a calm, caring environment. With this in mind, we have always been a proponent of sealants for all our patients. What are Sealants, and do my children benefit from them? Sealants today are considered an essential part... read more »

What Makes A Dental Practice Special

When you choose a practice, you do so with the expectation of getting the best care possible. What makes a practice truly special and stands above its competition is exceptional care and compassion from the providers and the front desk staff. The very best practices have individuals answering the phones and working their reception desks that back up excellent medical... read more »

Lip Biting After Dental Treatment Becomes More Prevalent During COVID-19

What to watch for after your little one has dental treatment. Lip biting, especially for children, has always been a potential complication of any dental treatment involving local anesthesia.  When a child’s mouth has been numbed for a dental procedure it is difficult for them to know, or even feel, if they are biting their lip or the inside of... read more »

How To Make Brushing And Flossing Fun For Your Child

There are few more important things a parent can do to enhance their child’s opportunity for a lifetime of good oral health than to help your child develop a mindset that brushing and flossing are a fundamental part of taking care of their body. Below are six steps to get your child on the path to making oral care routines... read more »