Posts for: April, 2018

By The Dental Dimensions
April 23, 2018
Category: Oral Health

Do you want to more about your child's dental health?pediatric dentistry

Your child's dental healthcare is important. Taking care of your kid's teeth and teaching children to care for their teeth is vital. Here at The Dental Dimensions, your San Jose, CA, dentists can help you.

Dental Care After Birth

After giving birth to your child, you should wipe their gums with a moist washcloth or gauze. Once your baby's first tooth erupts, decay may occur. The first tooth usually pushes through gums at about six months old, but may take up to 12 or 14 months.

Brushing Your Child's Teeth

Until your child is able to brush their teeth, you need to brush and floss for them. Brush their teeth twice a day with a child-size toothbrush with fluoride-containing toothpaste. Once two teeth are adjacent to each other, you have to floss between them to prevent cavities and decay.

Make sure you take your child to the dentist's office for checkups.

Children Brushing Their Own Teeth

Your child has to start brushing their teeth by age three, according to your San Jose pediatric dentist, because they've already grown a full set of teeth. From ages three to six they'll use no more than a smear of toothpaste and you will need to supervise them to ensure they are brushing correctly.

Child's First Dental Appointment

The American Dental Association recommends scheduling an appointment with a pediatric dentist when their first tooth erupts to examine your child's dental hygiene, growth and development.

Before the visit, make sure:

  • To speak positively about dental visits and avoid speaking about them in a negative context
  • You talk with your child about visiting the dentist
  • Your child is well rested

For any questions or concerns regarding your child's hygiene, call your dentists at The Dental Dimensions in San Jose, CA.




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