Here are some important tips for parents:
A healthy diet during pregnancy can contribute to a healthy smile for your baby. Teeth harden generally between the third and sixth month, even though they may not erupt until as long as a year after birth. Likewise, baby’s gum health starts from the moment they are born. Clean their gums with a wet, clean gauze or washcloth after every feeding, and never let them sleep with a milk or formula bottle.
Primary teeth begin to form in the second month of pregnancy – They harden between the third and sixth month – A baby’s healthy smile begins with a balanced diet during pregnancy
Thumb, finger, or pacifier sucking is normal until the age of two. Don’t scold your child for these habits, but encourage them to move away from them beyond this age.
Sports drinks and soda:
While they may taste good and your children may want them, recent studies have shown that both sodas and sports drinks can cause tooth enamel to break down and decay. Avoid giving your child these drinks as much as possible and instead encourage good dental habits to help your children make good dental hygiene decisions.
Did you know that in most cases young children do not have the manual dexterity to brush and floss properly? This is why we recommend that parents assist their child with tooth brushing and flossing. By the time your child is writing in cursive they will require minimal supervision.
Brushing at Home:
Children’s Dentistry at the Palm Beaches is committed to making taking care of your teeth fun! We have a few songs and coloring pages to help remind your kids to have fun brushing your teeth at home and keep those chompers clean in between visits. Sing along and get creative at home!
Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?
A pediatric dentist is a much better choice for your child in that they tailor their treatment to help young children, but also because they have received the extra education and schooling needed to specialize in treating and caring for young teeth. A pediatric dentist can help through every stage of your child’s life, starting from the time before their first teeth start coming in, all the way through until their last adult teeth finally pop through. We strive to make your child comfortable with having their teeth cared for and actually want to come to the dentist in order to help them take better care of their teeth for the rest of their lives.
Call Your Palm Beach Gardens Pediatric Dentist Today!
Children’s Dentistry of the Palm Beaches focuses on preventative dental care for children of all ages. We believe that today’s kids can grow up cavity-free easier than ever before, and we encourage you to start consulting with a dentist as soon as your child’s first tooth starts to erupt around the age of one. With regular care, cleaning, and hygiene, your child’s smile can be as bright and beautiful as they are!
Schedule an appointment for your children today! Call Children’s Dentistry of the Palm Beaches at 561-626-9887.