September is Baby Safety Month so we wanted to dedicate the first week of September to issues and facts about Pediatric Dentistry.
Preventative Pediatric Dentistry
Good oral health practices should be instilled into children early! Here are a couple of steps to make it easier...
Taking them to see a dentist.
Many parents have asked us, "When should I start bringing my son/daughter to the dentist?"
We always respond: "As soon as possible!"
Even if your child does not have any teeth, bringing them in when you have an appointment allows them to become comfortable with the office, doctor and staff.
Children learn by example, so seeing their parents (bravely) getting their teeth cleaned regularly will encourage them to be less apprehensive when it's time to get their teeth cleaned.
At-home oral care.
Cleaning your child's mouth should be done every morning and every night before bedtime.
Also, don't think you have to wait until their baby teeth start coming in! Take a clean, wet washcloth and rub your baby's gums to acclimate their mouth to cleaning.
Once they have their baby teeth in begin brushing them with a child's toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of children's toothpaste.
So remember, begin teaching proper oral care early and make sure that they see a dentist!
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