Sparkles Dentistry for Children
Natasha Mathias, DMD
Specialty: Pediatric Dentistry
RKLES DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN
Dr. Natasha Mathias and the Sparkles Dentistry team believe that going to the dentist can be fun. Known by patients as “Dr. Sparkles,” Dr. Mathias designed her practice to be a dental home for kids that’s safe, fun, and—most importantly—pain free. The practice uses a variety of approaches to help children through potentially difficult dental visits.
Fostering Healthy Habits
Strong believers in prevention, Dr. Mathias and her team educate patients and parents on the importance of maintaining a healthy diet and positive habits. It’s their mission to help patients stop associating dentistry with fear. The fun, lively office hosts family-friendly events throughout the year.
“We’re not here merely to fix cavities… we’re here to build relationships and help foster healthy habits. We closely monitor behavior, growth and development,” Dr. Mathias says. “We get to know our patients and their families and customize every visit, from treatment to the goodies they receive at the end.”
Delivering Comprehensive Care
The team includes a board-certified anesthesiologist to provide in-office sedation, an orthodontist who specializes in early-intervention orthodontics, an oral myologist and speech and feeding therapists to provide comprehensive care. “Pediatricians don’t always have time to address feeding practices or thoroughly examine a toddler’s mouth,” she explains, which is why she recommends that a first dental visit occur at age one.
Dr. Mathias received her bachelor’s dental degree in India and DMD and specialty certificate at Rutgers School of Dentistry, where she received extensive training in growth and development, orthodontics and treating special needs patients.
“Most children associate going to the dentist with pain and drills… but my parents tell me their kids can’t wait until their next visit,” Dr. Mathias says.
Dr. Mathias and the Sparkles team are knowledgeable and compassionate. Our kids have experienced a stress-free environment for over 5 years now. In fact, our kids ask us to stop by and see Dr. Mathias every time we pass Sparkles. Dr. Mathias treats every child like they were her own by caring not only for their teeth but also their overall well being. ~Ian, Montclair
She is the best with kids! My child begs me to go to the dentist so she can get her nails painted after her teeth get cleaned. Dr. Mathias is a true gem! ~Janet, Clifton
76 Bellevue Ave., Montclair
This is an advertising profile from the December 2018 issue of New Jersey Family.