At Pediatric Dental Center we are committed to the dental health of our young patients, and we remind parents that dental health is a lifelong journey that begins during infanthood.
Caring for your baby’s teeth should begin even before they start to come in. To prevent bacteria growth, parents can wash their gums with a warm, wet washcloth after feedings.
Babies should never be put to bed with a bottle, no matter how tempting it is for tired parents. The sugars in milk or juice that stay in contact with teeth for hours can damage the enamel.
When your child gets his first tooth, it is time to brush. Parents should use non-fluoride toothpaste until the child is two years old. Then, use only a tiny dab. Young children often swallow toothpaste while brushing. If a child ingests too much fluoride, teeth can become stained.
When a child is old enough to brush his own teeth, it is critical that an adult go over them after the child finishes to make sure they are clean. Many children thoroughly clean the chewing surfaces, but often fail to clean the backsides and gumline.
And don’t forget: bring your youngster in for regular checkups at Pediatric Dental Center! Our early dental care helps identify dental problems before they get serious. We specialize in pediatric dentistry and have offices in Burlington, Cold Spring and Crestview Hills KY. Schedule your child’s next checkup with us today!
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