The job of a pediatric dentist is to provide oral health to children starting from infancy all the way up to their teenage years. These professionals are experienced and qualified to care for the teeth, gums and mouth of a child throughout the different stages of their childhood.
A child will start to get their baby teeth in the first 6 months of their life. Between the ages 6 and 7, their first set of teeth will start to fall out. These will eventually be replaced by secondary or permanent teeth. If proper pediatric dentistry is not provided, children can experience oral disease and decay in their mouths. This can cause a lot of pain and complications later in life.
Educating your children from a young age can help them take greater care of their oral hygiene as they grow up.
Some guidelines every parent can follow include:
Using a soft bristle toothbrush for children, brush your child’s teeth twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed
Use pea-sized toothpaste with fluoride that is suitable for children
Replace toothbrush every three months
Limit child’s confectionary and sugar intake to avoid tooth decay.
Visit the Langmore Dentistry once every six months to check on your child’s dental health.
While dentistry for children doesn’t seem like its necessary until they reach a certain age, its best to take proactive measures and visit a kids dentist before it’s too late. Check-ups every six months will ensure that teeth grow in the right place and the proper order. We’ll also make sure that your child’s jaw develops correctly.