Did you know that your child’s dental care starts before they even begin to grow teeth? Parents always want to know and do best by their children, but it can be easy today to be misinformed. Fortunately, the knowledge and assistance you need can be found right at your local Mountain View children’s dentist. Our team at the offices of the Children’s Dental Group are much more than a general dentist, but a kid-friendly dental care center staffed by pedodontist specialists ready to assist your whole family in education and procedures to insure your children grow into beautiful and healthy smiles.
It is easy to believe that dental care is not necessary until your children grow their first teeth, but the needs of oral health care are much more inclusive than teeth alone. Just as adults need to care for their gums, children’s gum lines need the same attention. As soon as your son or daughter is born parents can begin to care for their children’s mouths by working to clean their gums with a damp washcloth or a wet piece of gauze to remove food leftover between feedings to insure gums stay healthy and free of decay. But when is it time to take your children in for professional care? Normally infants will grow their first teeth about six months old, and as soon as you spot one of these little milestones in their mouths, it is time to take your little one to your trusted Mountain View children’s dentist for their very first dental exam and cleaning.
Pediatric dental exams can predict problems before they even start. While many of us believe that baby teeth are unimportant, the truth is that primary teeth are just as vital to your child’s health as their permanent adult teeth are. Adult teeth grow in exactly as their baby teeth do, and as such their first teeth need to be kept healthy and strong in order to insure their permanent teeth do the same. Regular examinations, cleanings, and fluoride treatments are vital to strong and healthy teeth, as well as a decay free gum line for perfect oral health. Parents can floss their child’s teeth as soon as two grow in adjacent to one another, and brush with only a child-sized tooth brush and water until your child is old enough to not swallow their toothpaste. You can find the care you need from your local Mountain View children’s dentist to insure your child’s teeth stay healthy and strong for good eating habits. The Children’s Dental Group are a uniquely kid-friendly practice designed specifically to provide a welcoming and nurturing environment for children to feel comfortable and happy about visiting the dentist for a lifetime of healthy smiles.