As a parent, there is no greater pride and joy for you than your child’s firsts. However, some of these firsts are not just joyous moments for you and your child, but are important aspects to your child’s overall health. Just as children need regular appointments for dietary check-ups and regular vaccinations, your son or daughter also needs to be seen for their first dental appointment the moment their first tooth can be seen in their growing smile. For experienced experts in the specialized care of young smiles, be sure to book your child’s first dental appointment with your local Pasadena pedodontist at the offices of the Children’s Dental Group.
The first step to getting your child ready for their very first visit to their trusted Pasadena pedodontist is by properly tending to their oral health care right from the very start. Care for your child’s smile begins even sooner than many of us may realize. Parents can begin care for their baby’s smile by cleaning their sensitive and growing gum lines with a wet wash cloth or a damp piece of gauze after every feeding. In doing so moms and dads can work to insure that their child’s gums are free from plaque and tartar that can spread decay and damage gum lines before teeth have even begun to grow.
When a child reaches about six months of age, the period of a child’s life where most infants will begin to grown their first teeth, it is time to book their first appointment with your professional Pasadena pedodontist. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff recommend that parents bring infants in as early as possible, as children are often more cooperative and easy to work with first thing in the morning. Pediatric dental check-ups can insure that your child has no genetic problems that could make life difficult for them, as well as provide exacting and professional knowledge on to parents for a dental health routine that will truly work to keep children’s smiles healthy.
Children should be visiting their local Pasadena pedodontist at least every six months after their first dental appointment for regular cleanings, check-ups, and fluoride rinses to care for their young smiles. Fluoride is the only mineral known today that can actually strengthen teeth against decay, but too much can be harmful, so it is important for parents to avoid the use of at-home fluoride treatments until you are personally approved by our team at the Children’s Dental Group to do so. At the Children’s Dental Group our uniquely kid friendly offices are the perfect place for kids of all ages to receive the care and education they need to insure healthy smiles throughout their lives.