Most children are not born with a fear of the dentist; these
First trip to the dentist
It is recommended by the Canada Academy of Pediatric Dentistry that children should have their first visit with a
When your child’s first teeth arrive
Baby teeth begin to erupt through the gums
The primary teeth will be shed throughout childhood. Most children begin to lose their primary teeth around the age of
Adopt healthy oral hygiene habits at an early age
Every two weeks during the teething process, you should examine the teeth for any signs of decay. Children should take good care of their teeth by brushing, and infants can benefit from wiping the gums regularly to avoid the buildup of plaque and tartar. Children should avoid high sugar foods and drinks, and should learn how to brush their teeth early and often. Soft-bristled toothbrushes are best, and fluoride toothpaste should only be used when suggested by a dentist. Children under the age of two should not use fluoride toothpaste. You should also introduce flossing as soon as children have their primary teeth in place.
Prevent tooth decay
When sugars and food particles are left in the mouth,
they can develop into an acid that can eat away at tooth enamel.
Children are at a higher risk in the development of tooth decay because
many do not have good oral hygiene habits. When parents encourage their
child to brush and floss every day and visit their dentist regularly,
they help set a child up for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
Children should visit the dentist every six months, and may undergo fluoride treatments during their biannual appointments. This helps keep their teeth at their strongest. Tooth sealants can also prevent decay in hard-to-reach places in the mouth, and can last several years after application. Call Dentistry On 10 today to schedule an initial consultation appointment.