When the first baby tooth breaks through, you should be using infant toothpaste and a tooth brush to clean the tooth. It’s also recommended that before teeth even pop through, you should clean the gums with a damp cloth, gauze or even a clean finger. Once two teeth erupt through the gums touching each other, that’s when the flossing should begin. This is especially important with molars, which are typically closer together than front teeth.
Find a dentist
As soon as your child turns 1 year old or their first tooth erupts, you should be seeking out a dentist.
Even the baby teeth are important
Many of your children’s primary teeth – also more commonly known as baby teeth – may be in their mouths until they get to around 12 years old, so ignoring issues until they get old enough to have permanent teeth can lead to long term pain and discomfort. Losing primary teeth early could lead to a higher risk of requiring orthodontic treatment.
Lead by example
Brushing your teeth with your children watching you is a great way to start a healthy habit and show them the proper way to brush. Encourage your child, when old enough, to pick out their own toothbrush and toothpaste. Brushing timers and calendars are a fun way to make sure your family has a healthy routine. That will lead to easier dental visits for both you and your children.
By making regular dentist visits – for you and your children – you can help to ensure a lifetime of healthy smiles for the whole family.
Here at Aesthetic Dentistry by Design, we love our kids and want them to enjoy their visits.
Moms constantly share with us that their children are asking, ‘When is my next dentist appointment? When can we go back to the dental office?’
We also provide movies for the kids in the childrens’ viewing room.
Oh.and we have delicious cookies in our waiting room!
Call 719-599-0700 for your hygiene appointment.