Early Dental Care: Meeting Your Child’s Dental Needs from Day One
Either way you look at it, you are responsible for a child’s well-being who is too young to make informed decisions for themselves.
Well relax mom and dad because we are going to give you some advice on early dental care that will put your mind at ease.
Teething: What to do when it happens
During this time, you can help your baby feel better by rubbing a cold spoon or clean finger gently against the gums to give relief from the irritable sensation they are feeling.
Don’t worry parents, it doesn’t last forever (although sometimes it may feel like it).
Caring for new infant teeth
If your child is missing a baby tooth, or one is not coming in properly, it is important to let a pediatric dentist know as soon as possible.
You see, if infant teeth do not erupt properly, they can crowd toward an empty space resulting in a crooked smile. Some children may need space maintainers to solve this problem, but the only way to know for sure is to see a pediatric dentist at Dental Town.
A child’s first dental visit: what you should know
At Dental Town, we’ve designed our office so that children can explore and have a blast during their first dental visit.
This visit is important as it allows our pediatric dentists to thoroughly examine your child’s dental development, while also allowing your child to become comfortable with our friendly, caring staff.
Preventing baby bottle decay
Baby bottle decay is a serious issue, but it is solvable.
Instead of letting your child fall asleep with a bottle of milk in his or her mouth, give them either a bottle of water or a pacifier.
Fighting baby bottle decay ensures that your child will be on the right track toward a bright, healthy future!
Primary tooth eruption
So your baby is starting to lose their infant teeth? This is a time of mixed emotions for parents; it means your baby is growing up!
Fortunately, it also means things are progressing the way nature intended.
Your child should start losing teeth around six years old, and if you notice anything abnormal, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric dentists.
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Please contact us today to schedule a dental appointment!