Preventive Dental Services in West Orange

Your child’s future smile starts here

Cleanings & checkups for kids of all ages

Advice to help your child take care of their dental health

Dietary recommendations for better oral and overall well-being

Also specialized in kids with special needs

Let’s create a happy smile!

Early years are essential to developing good dental care habits. At our practice, we provide a positive environment where children can learn how to take care of their smiles — and have fun in the process!

We provide a preventive approach to care with dental cleanings and checkups in West Orange, helping our young patients and their parents keep healthy, joyful smiles. Book an appointment for your child today!

Questions about preventive care

When should I bring my child for their first checkup?

We recommend bringing your child for their first dental checkup as soon as their first tooth erupts, or no later than their first birthday. This is an important time to establish good dental care habits and ensure that their teeth and gums are healthy.

At what age should I start brushing my child's teeth?

You can start brushing your child’s teeth as soon as their first tooth appears, usually around 6-8 months old. It’s important to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a smear of fluoride toothpaste no larger than a grain of rice at this stage. As your child grows, you can gradually increase the amount of toothpaste to a pea-sized amount and encourage them to start brushing their teeth themselves with your supervision.

How often should I bring my child for checkups and cleanings?

We recommend bringing your child for checkups and cleanings every 6 months, or as recommended by our dental team. Regular checkups are essential for maintaining good dental health and catching any issues early on. During these appointments, we’ll thoroughly clean your child’s teeth, check for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease, and provide tips on how to improve their dental hygiene at home.

What happens during a checkup?

  • Our team will make you and your child feel welcome from the start.
  • Your dentist will assess your mouth and perform any necessary examinations.
  • We’ll perform a dental cleaning and fluoride application.
  • You’ll receive personalized recommendations and answers to your questions.
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Is preventive care covered by my insurance?

Preventive services like cleanings and checkups are typically covered by insurance. We also accept CareCredit and other payment options like credit cards, checks, and cash.

If you have any questions about coverage, our team will gladly answer all of your questions!

*Dr. Persily, our orthodontist, does not participate in Aetna or Cigna.

Stories That Make Us Smile


“Dr. Iva Leroy was very thorough and attentive to my daughter. She also gave me much insightful information on how I can improve my child’s oral care.”

– Shari G.

Why your child will love us

We know that taking care of children’s dental health requires a special touch. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing a friendly, welcoming environment where kids feel comfortable and at ease.

Our team loves working with young patients, and we go out of our way to make sure that every child feels heard, valued, and empowered during their visits. From our fun staff to our gentle, personalized care, we strive to make every dental appointment a positive experience for both children and their parents.

New to our practice?

  1. Book your appointment by calling (973) 731-2468.
  2. Our team will let you know if there’s anything you should bring.
  3. Get ready for a fun, positive dental experience with us!


Thu: 8:00am-6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am-2:00pm
Sun: Closed

Healthy Smiles Last Forever!

Book an appointment with us — we are excited to meet you and your child!