Learn about proper dental care for your baby
Visiting a pediatric dentist after you have your baby is a smart move! The pediatric dentist at Nia Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics can help you prepare for the arrival of your baby’s first tooth while also helping you through challenging times such as teething and caring for their first smiles.
Caring for your child’s gums
Before your child develops their first teeth, it is still essential to take care of the gum tissues. After feeding, it is recommended that you wipe the gums with a damp washcloth to remove any liquid from the gums that can contribute to tooth decay once the first tooth has arrived.
When should my baby go to the dentist?
Many parents ask about what age their baby should go to the dentist. It is a common question from new parents. Pediatric dental organizations recommend that parents bring their children to the dentist as soon as they develop their first tooth or before their first birthday. This allows a dentist to evaluate their mouth and determine if any concerns might need further attention from our team.
When should my child brush their teeth?
In the first two years after the teeth have developed, parents are encouraged to teach their children how to brush their teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Avoid fluoride toothpaste until your child is older and does not swallow it. Too much fluoride early on can be dangerous for your child, especially if they already get fluoride in the city water and foods.
How to avoid cavities
Educate your child on good oral health habits at an early age to build the proper foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles. That includes brushing, flossing, and routine dental visits. We also provide information for parents about reducing sugars and carbs in a child’s diet to reduce the risk of developing cavities. Additionally, we offer dental sealants, a covering placed on your child’s back teeth to prevent decay.
Schedule a visit with your child today with our pediatric dentists
If you are interested in learning more about infant oral health and wellness for your child, call Nia Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in the communities of Marietta and Canton, GA. Call (770) 800-8986 to schedule a visit with our team at one of our two office locations. We are here to assist you with your baby’s first tooth, teething, and a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles!