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Pediatric Dentist

As a parent, your child's well-being is your top priority. But did you know that good oral health is key to good overall health?

At Designing Smiles in Hackensack, NJ, we want to help young patients maintain healthy, beautiful smiles for life.

Here's what a pediatric dentist does and how they can help your entire family live healthier lives...

What Is a Pediatric Dentist?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, a pediatric dentist is a doctor dedicated to a child's oral health from the time they are infants to the time they reach adolescence. Pediatric dentists are familiar with common oral concerns among pediatric patients and can provide special care for the teeth, gums, and whole mouth.

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At Designing Smiles in Hackensack, NJ, we want to help patients of all ages maintain healthy, beautiful smiles for life. 

Dr. Judith Mamah has been practicing dentistry since 1989. Her caring demeanor, gentle touch, and advanced treatment options can help your little one feel at ease during their next visit to the dentist.

To schedule an appointment for your child at our Hackensack, NJ, practice, request a consultation online or call us: 

(201) 343-4302

What Patients Are Saying


Heather T


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I was an absolute mess going to the office. Dr. Mamah and Laura were AMAZING! The understanding, care and truly genuine respect for me as the patient is impeccable! So grateful I found this practice. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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I was truly impressed by the dentist and their assistant great work ethics.. Everything was professional and done in a timely manner.. And I also would like to add that pricing is very affordable.. I would definitely recommend Family members, Friends, Co-workers and Strangers to this lovely dental practice.. Keep up the great work.. Thank You So much from the D.Walter Family

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Childhood Cavities Are Extremely Common

What to Expect during Your Child's Dental Visit

Although each appointment is tailored to the patient's individual needs, here is what you can typically expect during a pediatric dentistry visit at our Hackensack, NJ, practice:


We begin with a visual exam and imaging. We use intraoral cameras to take images of your child's smile. Our dentist uses these images to show you and your child hard-to-see areas of the mouth.


If necessary, we will perform dental treatment. If your teen needs a restoration such as a dental crown, our Hackensack, NJ, dental office is equipped with CEREC® technology to complete treatment in one day.


During a pediatric dentistry visit, we also perform a professional dental cleaning to clean hard-to-reach areas and remove tough plaque from the teeth.


At the end of the visit, one of our Hackensack, NJ, team members will take the time to show your child how to properly brush and floss at home.

We Make Check-Ups Fun and Relaxing

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By taking care of your child's smile, you can reduce the risk of more serious health concerns developing in the future.

"Dr. Mamah Is So Kind..."


Mouny Elbanayy d jr;


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Dr. Mamah is the best doctor in the world. She is so kind and gives you all the time. Her team is professional. She likes the patient to be happy. Only doctor I can trust.

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Dee White


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Had a great experience during my fist visit, friendly staff and clean inviting environment. My hygienist was super attentive and efficient, she did an excellent job cleaning my teeth and Dr. Mamah is so kind and has great beside manner. If you’re searching for a new dentist this is definitely the place.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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At what age should a child begin seeing a pediatric dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children see a dentist as soon as their first tooth erupts. Dr. Mamah sees patients as young as three years old. In addition to pediatric dentistry, Dr. Mamah offers comprehensive dental care to treat your child's developing smile.

How often should a child see a dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that you take your child to the dentist every six months. However, your child may need more frequent check-ups if they have poor oral health or preexisting conditions that increase the risk of dental disease. 

How can I make sure my child's dental care is affordable?

The key to affordable dentistry is preventing serious oral health issues. The earlier and more often you take your child to the dentist, the sooner our dentist will be able to detect and treat oral health issues. Prompt treatment can protect your child's teeth now and in the long term, preventing the need for more expensive treatments in the future. If you are worried about costs, our Hackensack, NJ, practice accepts financing.

How Do I Keep My Child's Teeth Healthy Between Visits?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends using any soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head to clean your child's teeth. You should brush your child's teeth at least once per day, especially before bedtime.

When brushing, you should use a small amount of fluoride toothpaste and gently brush your child's teeth. As your child gets older, you can gradually increase the amount of toothpaste and start showing them how to properly brush their own teeth. 

Lastly, you should help your child maintain a healthy, balanced diet. Limit your child's sugar and starch intake, as these can increase the risk of cavities.

The team at Designing Smiles

Designing Smiles

Dr. Mamah and her team of dental professionals provide life-changing dental care to the community of Hackensack, NJ. She is a member of a number of prestigious dental associations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry 
  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Schedule your consultation by contacting us online or calling us at (201) 343-4302 today.

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"If you are looking for a new Dentist or you need a change, Dr. Mamah and her staff are amazing. I had the greatest experience and felt so relaxed." Debra S.

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