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It’s important to take your child to a pediatric dentist every 6 months, starting from their first birthday. This helps develop good dental hygiene habits for a lifetime. A pediatric dentist can also help prevent cavities before they become a problem.
At Dr. Michael’s Children’s Dental Clinic, we specialize in pediatric dentistry using state-of-the-art techniques. Our highly skilled pediatric dentists have helped many children achieve healthy and beautiful smiles.
Our friendly, child-centered environment and caring staff will make your child’s visit a positive experience. We are dedicated to providing the best oral healthcare to infants, children, and adolescents. Book your appointment today and experience exceptional care.
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Our Pediatric Dentists
We believe that every child deserves quality dental care, free from anxiety and fear. Our pediatric dentists are highly experienced and trained to provide a warm, welcoming, and stress-free environment for your child.
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A friendly reminder for parents on your child's oral health
It’s important to start brushing your child’s teeth as soon as their first tooth appears. This helps establish good oral habits for a lifetime. For infants, gently clean their gums with a soft, damp washcloth after each feeding.
Regular dental check-ups are important for maintaining your child’s oral health. Schedule their first appointment when they turn one or before their first tooth appears. This gives the dentist a better chance to prevent cavities and gum disease. A healthy mouth allows for easy chewing, clear speaking, and a confident smile.
Dental care for your baby
Your child’s teeth start to develop before birth. Most babies start growing teeth between 3-6 months of pregnancy, but some may develop earlier or later.
When a baby is born, they already have a complete set of 20 primary teeth hidden in their gums. These are also known as milk, deciduous, or baby teeth. The first tooth usually appears around 6 months old. This process of a tooth breaking through the gums is called ‘eruption’ or ‘teething’ for babies.
Your child's first dental visit
The first dental visit for your baby is just as significant as their first steps and words. During this visit, the dentist will examine your baby’s teeth and mouth to check for cavities or gum disease.
The dentist will also assess the size and shape of the jawbone, position of muscles and tongue, and possibly take X-rays to evaluate the condition of the teeth. Your baby’s teeth may also be cleaned, and their oral habits like thumb-sucking will be assessed.
Pediatric dental emergencies
Injuries to children’s teeth are stressful for both children and their parents. It is best to contact your dentist immediately should your child need urgent dental treatment. Prompt treatment leads to better chances of treating and saving your child’s teeth. Parents must keep emergency phone numbers easily accessible for timely communication.
Some instances of dental emergencies are:
Dental sealants for kids
Dental sealants are a simple and effective way to protect your teeth from cavities. They are made of a thin plastic material that is painted on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (molars and premolars). The sealant forms a hard, protective shield over your tooth enamel, preventing food and plaque from becoming trapped in the grooves and crevices. This helps to keep your teeth healthy and cavity-free.
Dental sealants can protect children’s teeth from cavities. Children should get sealants as soon as their molars and premolars come in. This can protect their teeth for 5+ years, especially during the cavity-prone years from 6 to 14. Adults who are at risk for cavities or have no prior sealants can also benefit from getting dental sealants.
Dental sealants can last for a long time, but it’s important to keep an eye on them. If you notice any chips, cracks, or wear, your pediatric dentist can repair or replace the sealant to keep your teeth protected.
Your child should be scheduled for check-ups once every six months. However, your dentist may recommend more visits depending on your child’s personal oral health.
A child’s diet is a major factor concerning tooth decay. Teeth are at risk for decay as soon as the first tooth erupts. An early examination evaluates your child’s risk of developing an oral disease using a caries risk assessment.
Tooth decay, otherwise known as dental caries or cavities, is caused by the acids produced by the bacteria in the dental plaque. Plaque is a thin film of bacteria, saliva and food debris that naturally develops on the tooth surface. These bacteria found in the plaque use sugar to produce acids which attack and destroy teeth and tooth enamel.
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay (BBTD) or Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is attributed to prolonged duration of bottle feeding among children. Putting a child to sleep with a bottle of milk, juice or formula can lead to tooth decay. Giving your child sweetened liquids over a long period of time means protracted contact between the bacteria on the susceptible tooth surfaces and the sugars present in the feeds or liquids. This increases the risk for dental caries.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggests that a child should visits the dentist no later than his first birthday. A child should be examined by the dentist as soon as his first tooth erupts, usually between six to twelve months.
Primary or ‘baby’ teeth play a vital role in your child’s over-all development. Healthy and well-aligned teeth are essential for proper nutrition, speech and consequently, self esteem. Without good teeth formation, he may have difficulty in forming words or speaking clearly.
Baby teeth hold space in the jaw for the permanent teeth. Teeth next to a missing tooth may encroach into the space left by the missing tooth thereby resulting to permanent teeth forming in the wrong positions.
X-rays will help determine whether your child’s teeth and jaw are healthy and aligned. It is a safe procedure. It is recommended that a child gets his x-rays taken at an early age in order for his dentist to examine and devise ways to prevent future dental problems.
Thumbsucking is common among children. It is a natural urge for babies to soothe themselves whenever they feel hungry, restless or sleepy. It is best to put a stop to thumbsucking before the permanent teeth come in. This may not only trigger problems with proper chewing and swallowing, it may also cause may cause teeth to grow out of alignment (malocclusion) and position.
Remind. Distract. Reward.
Be supportive. Be open and talk to your child openly about it. Nagging will most likely lead to worse results. A positive reminder is useful for children who are ready to stop the habit.
Distract your child by offering him other comfort objects like toys or even pacifiers. Pacifiers make less damage to the oral makeup and structure than thumbsucking. There are over the counter non-toxic bitter paints that you can apply on his fingernails that may help him keep his thumb off his mouth.
Start a progress chart and reward your child each day that he does not suck his thumb.
- Use a damp, clean washcloth or a soft toothbrush to clean your baby’s gums after feedings.
- As soon as your child’s teeth erupt, start brushing them twice daily with fluoridated toothpaste and with an age-appropriate toothbrush.
- For children less than two years of age, a ‘smear’ of toothpaste is advised, while for children between two to five years of age, a ‘pea-sized’ amount of toothpaste is recommended.
- Flossing regularly will help clean areas that cannot be reached by a toothbrush.
- Encourage your child to brush and floss as soon as he has the ability to do it on his own.
- Never put your child to sleep with a bottle.
- Avoid sugary foods and drinks and maintain a healthy diet for your child.
- Do not flavor his pacifiers with sweetened substances like honey or syrups.
- Brush his teeth twice daily and clean them after giving him medications that may contain high amounts of sugar.
Symptoms of teething babies include restlessness and irritability, gum swelling, sleeping problems, loss of appetite, increased saliva or drooling, rashes or redness in the cheeks, and frequent biting of fingers and other objects into the mouth.
Comfort your baby by giving him something to chew on, such as a cold teeth ring or a cold clean washcloth. Soothe him by gently massaging and rubbing his gums. If none of this works, your doctor may suggest giving your baby acetaminophen to relieve his pain.