Tooth Decay is the #1 Chronic Childhood Condition
Good oral health habits begin at a young age. We recommend your child’s first visit to the dentist be anytime between when their first teeth erupt and 2 years old. After that, it is recommended that they come in regularly every 6 months for check-ups. We love having children at our office!
Tips for Keeping Baby Teeth Healthy
- Brush: Children can start using a rice grain-sized amount of toothpaste when they are 2 years old. Once they are 3 and older, they can use a pea-sized amount. They will want to brush their teeth by themselves, but help them to reach the hard to get places.
- Floss: Once your child has teeth that are touching, they need to be flossed. Dental flossers, like Plackers, make flossing easier and more fun.
- Fluoride: Fluoride helps harden the enamel of the teeth and prevents cavities and is often added to tap water. Check to see if your city’s water is fluoridated. If not, your child can be prescribed fluoride tablets to help with healthy and strong.
Did You Know?
- Cavities are nearly 100% preventable
- One in every 2000 babies is born with a tooth