Pediatric Dental Tips for Your Child
At Crosby Family Dental, your kids and their dental health is in safe hands. Crosby Pediatric Dentist offer specialized care for children of all ages. From newborns and toddlers to children into their teens up to eighteen. They understand the concerns related to dental fear and help your child get rid of dental fear and anxiety. Dental anxiety usually begins during childhood and if not treated timely, it can worsen. This is the reason a child’s first dental visit is extremely important. Not only does it sets the stage for future visits but also prepares your child for oral hygiene habits at an early age. 

We focus on preventive care to help each child grow a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. Appropriate dental care is required to prevent the formation of plaque that may lead to serious dental issues. Listed below are some common pediatric dental tips that you must follow:

Teeth Cleaning
Primary teeth began as early as 4 months. It is recommended to clean your baby’s teeth with a soft, clean cloth. When your child has more than one tooth already erupted, brush it using a soft-bristled toothbrush. While brushing, use adequate amount of toothpaste that does not taste strong for them.

Parents must replace their child’s toothbrush every 2-3 month of use and inculcate the habit of brushing their own teeth. Also, teach your children to brush their teeth after eating sweets or taking medicines.

Dental Sealants
It is used as filler to protect your teeth from having tooth decay. It should be applied as soon as the tooth erupts. It helps in ensuring possible space for plaque to be sealed.

Dental Flossing and Mouthwash
It helps in removing plaque in between the teeth. Parents should start helping children floss their teeth. Children especially at the age of 6 must be taught to floss especially after having a meal. This is essential to remove plaque in between teeth.

Mouth washing is necessary to avoid unpleasant breath and formation of plaque. It is recommended for children aged 7 and above. They must opt for alcohol-free mouthwashes ages 7 and above, and they must opt alcohol-free mouthwash.

Dental Treatments
There are a large number of dental procedures designed appropriately for certain dental issues. If tooth is misaligned, braces and retainers are recommended. In case of dental injuries or trauma, oral surgery is recommended to fix the formation of teeth, jaw alignment and other mouth structures.

At Crosby Family Dental, we look forward to helping you create a smile that is healthy, beautiful and everlasting. Schedule an appointment for your child today with our dentists.