Take Care of Your Tot's Teeth
Early efforts will be the key to your child’s future dental health! Taking your child to the dentist at an early age is the best way to prevent oral health problems. Both you and your child will benefit from the trip to the dentist. Your dentist will be able to educate you on how to properly care for your child's teeth. Early visits will also help our child be familiar with the dental office. These reduces anxiety and fear. Thus making the trip to the dentist stress free.
Can tooth decay affect infants?
Yes. Tooth decay both affect infants and young children and most often occurs in the upper front teeth. This is commonly referred to as "Baby Bottle tooth decay,".
When should my child first see a dentist?
The ideal time is six months after your child's first teeth erupt or by the child's first birthday. This is the best time frame for the dentist to carefully and thoroughly examine your child's mouth.
How can I protect my child's oral health?
Parents should be the first ones to teach their children oral hygiene. Until such time when the child is old enough to take full responsibility for the daily brushing and flossing. From the day your child is born, it is important that a proper regimen of preventive home care is being observed to help prevent tooth decay.
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