Baby Oral Health Checkup

Baby Oral Health Checkup

Many people do not associate oral health with babies. That is something that is usually reserved for older children and adults. Actually, the American Dental Association suggests that a trip to the dentist is in order when that first tooth arrives or at least by the time your child has his first birthday.

Those tiny little teeth may not look like much but they are very important to your child’s overall health and for the permanent teeth that will come in later. That is why it is important that your child’s teeth be examined on a regular basis, just like your own.

While it is true that baby teeth will eventually be lost, they serve an important function for your child’s first five to six years. Besides allowing your child to chew her food properly and speak properly, baby teeth guide permanent teeth into position. Think of them as the front guard for the permanent teeth. Keeping them healthy and in good working order is essential for the well-being of the permanent teeth to come. Regular checkups at an early age will help to ensure that your baby’s oral health is on track.

Kids still do not arrive with user manuals so it is important that parents are educated in proper oral care for their children. The staff at Park Slope Pediatric Dental and Orthodontics will help you learn all you need to know in order to give your child’s teeth the best chance of growing in healthy and remaining so.

Oral Hygiene for Babies

There is a proper way for you to brush your child’s teeth even at this early stage. It may not seem important and yet even when your little one is still on the bottle or breast, good oral hygiene is vital. Letting a child go to sleep with a bottle of juice or milk is just asking for cavities to develop. Your pediatric dentist will work with you to see that you have the information you need and that you learn the techniques to keep your baby’s mouth clean and healthy.

Contact our office today to schedule a checkup for your pride and joy.

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