December, 2018

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Early establishment of good oral hygiene, regular dental visit, and nutritional habits will follow your child into adulthood.

Start Dental care for your baby early:

Early care of your child’s teeth and gums is essentials.¬† Dental care should start when their first tooth appears.¬†

  • To start, you should gently¬†clean¬†your infant’s gums and new teeth with a clean wet washcloth after feeding. When your child start eating solid food, you can move to soft-bristled brushed with a smear of fluoridated toothpaste.¬†
  • Another important part of your child’s dental care is to start¬†regular dental visits¬†around their first birthday.¬† Their primary (baby) teeth should be erupting and you will want to begin prevention measures against tooth decay.¬† Early visit to the dentist will allow your child to be used to the unfamiliar surroundings of a dental office and the pediatric dentist will go over some important dental care information.
  • Some of daily¬†nutritional habits¬†can help your child reduce the risk of getting cavities: You should not allow your child to sleep with a bottle filled with anything but water.¬† ¬†Milk, juices, and other sugary drinks will increase your child’s risk of tooth decay.¬† In addition, limit their consumption of sugary snacks to meal times.¬† In between meals, healthy snacks such as fruits, vegetables (non-processed food) is a better choice.¬†
  • Injury prevention¬†is also another important features to consider: don’t let your child play too close to hard furniture/things that they could fall on.¬† Electric cords should not be expose for a child to bite on.¬† If your child start playing contact sports, invest in a mouth guard.¬†¬†
  • Early habits of good oral hygiene, diet, and regular dental visits¬†will follow them into adulthood. If you would like more information on caring for your child’s teeth, please¬†contact us¬†or¬†schedule an appointment¬†for a consultation.

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