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Dr. Scott Peters

Dentistry - Pediatric
Mahwah, NJ
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

Mahwah, NJ

Address

156 Ramapo Valley Rd., Mahwah, NJ
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Guardian Life

Scott C. Peters, DMD, LLC

Mahwah, NJ

About

Bio

I am a Pediatric Dentist in New Jersey. I have two great kids that love to come to the office with me and watch what I do. I hope to be of some help to those with dental questions.

Specialties
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Dentistry - Pediatric

Dentistry

Dentistry - Orthodontics

Pediatric Dentistry

Doctor Q&A

71 Answers
20 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
See the Dentist: If indeed it is exposed bone you should see the dentist that did the extractions as soon as possible.
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Yes.: Sealants can be done on permanent teeth as soon as they are full erupted into the mouth. As long as they do not have any decay (cavities). At nine, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Depends: The answer to your question is that you need to see a dentist that does invisalign to have an evaluation. They can give you a good idea if you are a c... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Yes: You will almost definitely need to have a retainer! if you did a good job of keeping your teeth clean during the treatment there should be no discolo... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
All cases differ: All cases are different. Depending upon your bite you may have only needed two instead or four. Some people with crowding need four and some need none... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
What?: What is gum paint? If you feel you have demineralization of your teeth you should get in to see your dentist!
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Laser: If the dentist has a special laser decay can be removed with it. Ask your dentist about this particular type of treatment as not all cavities can be f... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Depends: Basically it depends upon where they are. If they are in it can be easy. If they are impacted it can be difficult. Consult with your dentist or oral ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Maybe: It is possible for your baby's teeth to be crooked from a pacifier even at this age. It is not likely though. I recommend ending the pacifier betwe... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Mavala Stop: I have had good luck using mavala stop. It is nasty and seems to work well. It is worth a try before the appliance.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Minimal time: There really is no need to wait any significant time period before you get braces after having your wisdom teeth removed.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
See the dentist: You should contact your dentist. They will evaluate the filling and most often replace or fix the existing one.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Maybe: Much of this answer depends upon where the tooth that was extracted is and the age of the child. Consult your dentist to get a true answer for your sp... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Possibly: It is possible that during the extraction of your 3rd molars, the 2nd molar was "pushed" on or "leaned" on to help the dentist remove the tooth. Als... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Maybe: The cost to you would depend upon the plan you sign up for and what you had previously. You would need to evaluate your options.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Large amounts can: Yes, of course. A large amount of anything can harm your body. Using a recommended dosage of fluoride, be it a rinse, or tablet for a child or a treat... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Dental School or: Try to see if there is a dental school in your area. They tend to be fairly inexpensive. Remember, the longer you let a problem go, the more it will c... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
YES!: Yes, you should absolutely be brushing your child's teeth. In my office i recommend the parents brush their kids teeth until at least 8 years old. I s... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Depends: Teething can start as early as 2-3 months old. Some kids do not get teeth until close to 12 months. There is a very large range.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Girls: Girls tend to loose their teeth earlier and get their permanent teeth earlier than boys. However this can vary by child.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Sinus infection: Sounds like you have a sinus infection. Make an appointment to see you doctor asap.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Cleaning: When you get a dry mouth try to avoid products that contain sugar--try sugar free mints and lozenges. Sipping water is much better that any drink with... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Decay: It is possible that you have a cavity. You may also have recession of the gums that can lead to sensitivity. Ask your dentist.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Uvula, not Lula: You probably have a cold. The "bumps" should go away as the cold does. If they do not you should check with an ent.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Cavity?: You may have a cavity in that area. Or even a cracked tooth. You wisdom tooth (3rd Molar) may be causing some discomfort. See your dentist as soon as ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Dentist: Make sure you see your dentist or orthodontist asap. They can give you the best results for removing the cement and maybe give you options for straigh... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Recommendations: It is good that your pediatrician recommended one to you. That is a good start. I would also ask other parents in the area. Once you have a list you ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Root Canal or : Root canal treatment or antibiotics may be a solution. An abscess is an infection of the tooth. You need to see the dentist to get it treated.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Overdue: Your daughter is overdue to see the dentist. Both the ada and pediatric dental academy recommend a child see the dentist at 12 months old or when the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Late Teeth: Most likely the answer is that the child is going to get their teeth a bit late. 11-12 months is not terribly late for a child to get their first teet... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Yes!: Yes, the edges of teeth that are worn or cracked can be fixed very easily. Your dentist may recommend bonding or veneers to fix the teeth. However, if... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Please make sure you get this evaluated by your orthodontist. It is important to wear the retainer after treatment.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Probably not: Most likely "bad teeth" will not cause a speech problem. It is possible that an "bad" bite--or misaligned teeth can effect speech. Ask you dentist i... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Ignore: Do floss daily! do brush 2x daily! don't skip your biannual dental appointment!
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Can have swelling: You may have swelling for a number of days. I would suggest seeing the oral surgeon that took you wisdom teeth out.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Depends: Sealants should last about 3-5 years before the need to be replaced or redone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Twenty: Humans normally have 20 baby teeth.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Embarasement: Many times they are embarrassed by the way their teeth look.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Your Teeth?: The answers depends on what you are asking. Are you asking about your teeth, or a child's teeth? Most likely there will be no damage done to your te... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Not much.: Very often kids will stop night grinding on their own. There are some reports that grinding can be attributed to ear infections. Discuss it with your ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Not Necessarily: There most likely is no correlation between getting teeth later and them being stronger.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Yes.: Every child gets teeth at their own pace. While 8 is a bit late it is not our of the range of normal. As always check with your child's dentist to m... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Depends: If your insurance plan has orthodontic coverage then there should be coverage. All insurance plans are different so i would check with them prior to m... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Yes.: You must consult with a dentist to decide if removal of any tooth structure is wise. Doing it correctly can help the appearance of the teeth. However,... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Depends: It all depends upon when your orthodontist can make the time available for you to come in. There is no specific waiting period.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Yes it can: Yes, it can correct both of those problems. At your age, 41, however, there may be difficulty fully correcting the "overbite". Elastics may be used a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Cavity?: It may be a cavity. I may just be nothing. The only way to know for sure is to check with your dentist. Only then, after an exam can we know what it i... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Right away: You can eat and drink right away after having sealants done. They are cured with a light and stable at that time.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Ask: Ask what options you have for treatment. The two most likely options are extraction or root canal.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric 30 years experience
Yes!!!: Yes, your teeth will move after your braces come off if you do not wear your retainer!

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Peters is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Peters is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! You and I know that any dentist does not lab test for types of bacteria. It is a hit or a miss. Meaning if one does not work they try another. So, your reply of maybe i...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! Yours is the most specific and helpful between my 2 replies. Bye!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Pediatric Dentist, First Place, New Jersey - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
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