For Parents

At Children’s Dentistry, we focus on preventive dental care. Our doctors believe that children can grow up cavity free. For this reason we encourage you to start consulting your pediatric dentist as soon as your child’s first tooth erupts or by the age of one. By the age of two, we introduce regular cleanings and check-up visits. Together we can ensure that dental problems are avoided or treated early with minimal discomfort.

TIPS FOR MOTHERS

During Pregnancy – Primary teeth begin to form in the second month of pregnancy – They harden between the third and sixth month – A baby’s healthy smile begins with a balanced diet during pregnancy

Breast & Bottle Feeding – Wipe the baby’s gum with a clean wet gauze or a washcloth after every feeding. – Do not allow your infant or toddler to continue feeding milk or formula once they have fallen asleep – Drinking water from a bottle or sippy cup is the best alternative through the night

Habits – Thumb, finger, or pacifier sucking is normal in infants and toddlers up to the age of two – Avoid scolding children for these habits – Show encouragement or praise for any effort to stop these habits – If you need assistance, please let us know and we will be glad to help.

Did You Know In most cases young children do not have the manual dexterity to brush and floss properly, this is why we recommend that parents assist their child with tooth brushing and flossing. By the time your child is writing in cursive they will require minimal supervision.

Sports drinks and soda could be harmful to your child’s teeth. According to recent studies these drinks contain high level of sugars that cause tooth enamel to breakdown.Parents can help by getting their children ready for their visit. They can also help by encouraging their kids to brush & floss regularly and to lead by example. Kids watch everything their parents do and often imitate them, so using proper oral care techniques in front of them is a great teaching tool.

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