Pediatric Dental Care FAQ
How can I prepare my child for visiting the dentist?
We make dentistry positive for everyone, but sometimes your little ones may need a boost at home. The best is to have your child come with a parent when the parent has a routine dental appt. witnessing a stress-free, pain-free appointment and having a pleasant stay watching a movie, getting a toy and a toothbrush. With this approach, the child will willingly be seated with simple suggestions. We let children control the appointment. When examining a child with care, patience, and understanding they do wonderfully. It is important to see early to avoid fear in the future.
When should I take my child to the dentist for their first check-up?
The first dental visit is recommended by 1 year old, or within 6 months of the first tooth coming in. Depending on your child’s age, the visit may include a full exam of the teeth, jaws, bite, gums, and oral tissues to check growth and development.
When will my baby start getting teeth?
Generally, the first baby teeth that appear are usually the lower front teeth and they usually begin erupting between the age of six and eight months. A good indicator that your baby’s teeth are coming in will be teething!
When should my child begin using toothpaste and how much should we use?
Toothpaste should be introduced when a child is two years of age. Before that, parents should clean the child’s teeth with water and a soft-bristled toothbrush. When toothpaste is used after age two, the child should be supervised to make sure they are using the right amount of toothpaste, just enough to create a foam.