As proud parents, we always want the best for our children and their medical and dental needs should be on top of the list. Research has shown that it is best to begin brushing your child’s teeth as soon as they cut their first tooth. A pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste can be used after the child is old enough not to swallow it. Proper brushing removes plaque from the inner, outer and chewing surfaces while flossing removes plaque and should begin when any two teeth touch. Our Glendale pedodontist with Children’s Dental Group promotes healthy eating habits that lead to healthy teeth. Always best to be aware and don’t let your child eat too many sweet snacks that can lead to tooth decay.
Cleanliness is a major cause of early childhood tooth decay and a child can get early tooth decay when their mouths have not been cleaned daily. Mainly, there can be milk or juice in a bottle that stays in bed with the child, the child drinks throughout the night, and the liquid pools in the mouth for extended periods of time as it can during the day as well. This can cause repeated acid attacks and a chalky-white, crescent-shaped substance will form along the gum line and eventually turn to brown areas of tooth decay. Our Glendale pedodontist will explain that early childhood tooth decay can be prevented by thorough infant mouth cleaning. Soon after birth, daily mouth cleaning should start by wiping your baby’s gums, inside of cheeks, and roof of the mouth with a soft, damp, clean cloth.
Children’s Dental Group is dedicated to the treatment of children, from infancy through teenage years. Unique approaches are needed in managing pediatric dental needs, behavior, growth and development, and our Glendale pedodontist has the knowledge and understanding to guide them into a lifetime of proper dental health. Pediatric dentists have two extra years of specialized training and are dedicated to the oral health of your children. Our pediatric dentist is best qualified to meet the needs of children of all ages, helping them to avoid future dental problems such as painful chewing, speech problems, pain, or crowded adult teeth.