Children will eventually lose their baby teeth, but they still need to be taken care of properly. Teaching your child about dental health when they are still very little will provide health benefits well into their adulthood, as the baby teeth are tasked with some extremely important functions.
That’s why at Artistic Smiles, we recommend that children be brought in for regular dental checkups as early as the age of 3.
The reason is not only preventive dentistry, as children are known to develop a variety of dental issues in infancy, but also to promote comfort and a lack of fear during visits.
Common Questions About Kids & Dental Health
When should I bring my child to the dentist for the first time?
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that the first visit can wait until age 3, when all the baby teeth are in and the American Dental Association recommends that your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears which usually ranges between 4 – 12 months of age. Your child won’t have a full set of primary teeth before the age of 3.
When can my child start using fluoride toothpaste?
You can start fluoride toothpaste when your child is old enough to understand not to swallow the toothpaste, usually around the age of three. Put only a small amount of toothpaste on the brush for safety.
Many more pediatric dental questions and answers can be found by visiting this page at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Or by watching the video below.
Our wide range of treatment options for children includes sealants and fluoride therapy to prevent tooth decay. We have several entertainment options for your young ones, and Dr. Yon Elejabarrieta will adapt his treatment plans so that they are safe yet effective.
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