Pediatric Dental Center in Burlington, Cold Spring, or Crestview Hills KY is a leading pediatric practice serving Northern Kentucky that emphasizes baby and toddler teeth and how to care for them. Our team realizes the importance of developing good dental health habits. Burlington parents who want their children to develop healthy habits know that they need to set the example. The “Do as I say, not as I do,” approach does not instill confidence in children.
What about healthy oral habits? Do our little ones see us brush carefully after meals, find water bottles in our car cup holders, and see us visit the dentist?
Did you know that tooth decay is the second most common childhood health problem in Kentucky – after the common cold? If you have a newborn or toddler, you have a phenomenal opportunity to establish daily habits for lifelong oral health.
In fact, there are things to do even before your baby’s first teeth erupt. Remember not to put your baby to bed with a bottle. Wipe milk or formula off their gums with a soft, damp cloth after feeding. Don’t let your infant drink juice all day. If you want your baby or toddler to drink between meals, water is just fine.
When should you bring in your toddler for their first dental check-up? The American Dental Association recommends that a child sees a dentist before their first tooth appears or no later than their first birthday.
If your children are older and have had a lot of cavities, don’t give up. It is never too late to improve daily habits to keep teeth healthy. Even if your upbringing didn’t include an emphasis on oral hygiene, you can set your own traditions starting today.
At Pediatric Dental Center our passion is helping each patient achieve and maintain a healthy, attractive smile. We offer the following services:
Pediatric Dental Center has three offices – Burlington, Cold Spring or Crestview Hills KY. Call us today for an appointment.
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