Dental Care Tips to Care for Kids’ Teeth
Kids have special dental care needs and parents have to know how to handle these dental demands. Follow these helpful hints from the best dentist experts to keep your child happy and their teeth healthy.
Get an Early Start
Did you know that your child’s baby teeth are at risk for decay from the moment they emerge? That’s why the ADA recommends that the first dental visit occur by their first birthday, and preferably within six months after their first tooth comes in.
Pick the Best Dentist
Your child’s first dental appointment can affect their how they feel about the dentist and dental care for the rest of their lives. That’s why important to find the best dentist for your child’s needs. Ask your pediatrician to recommend an affordable dentist, talk to your friends about the dentists their children see, or search online for a pediatric dentist and read reviews from other parents.
Face Their First Dental Appointment
Once you find the best dentist for your child, you need to make their first dental appointment. This first visit is primarily for the dentist to examine your child’s dental development and offer dental care advice, but it’s also for your child to become comfortable with the dentist. Try these tips to make the visit easier for both you and your child:
- Stay positive and get your child excited about the visit.
- Talk with your child about going to the dentist.
- Explain to your child that the dentist is their friend and wants to help them have a healthy smile.
- Make a morning appointment when children tend to be more cooperative.
- Keep any anxiety to yourself since kids can sense your emotions.
- Don’t bribe a child with toys or treats to get them to the appointment.
Fluoride is a mineral that helps make tooth enamel more resistant to decay and repairs weak enamel. It’s often added to toothpastes, mouth rinses, and community tap water. Fluoride is important for healthy dental development, so discuss your child’s fluoride needs with your dentist to ensure that your child’s tiny teeth have enough fluoride.
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