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Early Dental Care: Meeting Your Child’s Dental Needs from Day One

early dental care for your child
Maybe you have several children and are already a pro at this parenting thing, or this is your first child and you are flying by the seat of your pants wondering how in the world you are going to do this.

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

Teething isn’t very fun for baby or parents, but it is obviously an important part of the process that develops healthy teeth in childhood. When your child starts teething, he or she is really starting their lifelong dental health journey.

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

your child's baby teeth
Many people don’t realize the importance that baby teeth development plays in the ultimate health of your child’s permanent 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

A child should have their first dental visit right around their first birthday. Every child is different, so some children may be comfortable and happy at the dentist, while others may be apprehensive at first.

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.

young patient in our dental chair

baby bottle decay, prevention, and treatment

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.

child missing a tooth

? Looking for a pediatric dentist for your child? Choose Dental Town!

pediatric patient at Dental Town
Whether you have a one-year-old child or a teenager (or are looking for a dentist yourself), Dental Town offers pediatric dental services, as well as a variety of orthodontic services for both children and adults.

We have four convenient locations in the North Atlanta area (Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Canton, and Cumming) and would love to meet you and your child!

Please contact us today to schedule a dental appointment!