Closeup of a baby with her first few baby teeth that have erupted on her lower arch

Caring for Your Child’s Baby Teeth

January 27, 2022 8:31 am
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Baby teeth play an incredibly important role in your child’s development. Despite being temporary, healthy baby teeth help ensure proper jaw growth and maintain enough space for adult teeth to grow in properly. They also allow your child to learn how to communicate with confidence and safely eat a variety of foods.

Brush your child’s teeth with a special child toothbrush and child toothpaste. Their toothbrush should have soft bristles and a small brushhead. Child toothpaste comes in a variety of appealing flavors, such as blueberry and bubblegum! Find what works to make your child’s oral care as enjoyable and comfortable as possible, such as playing fun music and lavishing them with praise. You want to help them develop a positive association with oral hygiene early.

What Happens During a Child’s First Dental Visit?

Your child’s first tooth may erupt as early as a few months old. The exact timing will vary for each child. Regardless of when your child’s first teeth emerge, we recommend bringing them to visit us by their first birthday. Having a pediatric dentist check out your child’s smile early is an excellent way to get your dental-related questions answered and to help your child start to become familiar with good oral health habits.

During your child’s first dental visit, the dentist will carefully examine their teeth and gums and provide you with specific instructions on how you can care for your child’s growing smile. Baby’s have complex oral needs, such as easing teething pain, preventing cavities, and preparing for future orthodontics.

Schedule Your Child’s First Dental Visit Today!

If you are interested in comprehensive dental services specifically designed for young patients, contact our team at Safari Children’s Dentistry and Braces! From infants to teens, we’ll work with your child to develop a personalized treatment plan for their smile.

To prepare for your first visit with us and to schedule an appointment, visit our first visit page for more information. We never grow tired of our patients experiencing their very first dental visit with us!

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