Your child should be naturally proud of his or her smile. It expresses joy, laughter, and fun! To make sure your child has a healthy and desirable smile, we like to see them early, at Wilson Dental Group. Really early.
We recommend a child’s first dental visit when their first tooth erupts. An early check is the first step in preventing issues and setting the stage for lifelong dental health. doctor dentist will keep the visit short, but complete a thorough visual examination to make sure there are no concerns.
We will advise you on good dental procedures at home, such as correct brushing and flossing. You will also be guided regarding healthy eating choices and the consequences of poor choices. It is especially important to keep your toddler from eating sticky or hard candies that lodge in molars and spaces between teeth. It is also important to monitor the amount of juice they drink and keep it in a cup instead of a bottle.
Any time sugary foods or drinks are in contact with teeth, the enamel is weakened from the acid those substances contain. Prolonged exposure begins to wear the enamel away, setting the stage for cavities. Unlike broken bones that regenerate, once enamel is gone, it’s essentially gone, though fluoride can remineralize weakened enamel to a small degree.
Promoting a healthy, low sugar diet is always prime for your toddler’s teeth. If your baby or toddler needs a bottle to calm down and go to sleep, make sure that the bottle contains only water.
Before coming to Wilson Dental Group, speak with your child about the upcoming appointment and let them know that their teeth are going to be checked. In addition to children’s dentistry we provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment today.
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