Kids need great dental care too, and at Bayport Dental Care in Bayport, we’re dedicated to pediatric dentistry. We’re your source for dental health for kids of all ages. Toddlers, school-aged preteens and teenagers all need regular dental care. Our pediatric dentists are trained to give your kids the very special care that they need. A general dentist can take good care of your kids’ teeth, but our pediatric dentists are specially educated and prepared to address the unique issues of young people. Good dental habits must last a lifetime and the sooner kids start learning how to care for their teeth, the healthier their smiles will be.
It’s a good idea to start visiting a pediatric dentist as soon as baby teeth begin erupting through the gums. Regular visits to the dentist allow us to monitor your little one’s teeth for abnormalities or other early problems. Baby teeth are important, which is why visits to your pediatric dentist at Bayport Dental Care in Bayport are essential.
After those baby teeth are in, we can provide education to show your child how to brush daily and maintain good dental hygiene. Pediatric dentists can help keep kids’ teeth safe with dental sealants, which form a barrier between the teeth to prevent decay-causing plaque.
Losing baby teeth: Around 5 or 6, your child will begin to lose their baby teeth. Allow your child to wiggle their tooth once it becomes loose. That will help continue to loosen the tooth and free it painlessly.
Cavities: Cavities thrive when sugar or sugary food particles stay in the mouth. When oral bacteria start consuming the sugars, the acids they produce will damage enamel. When your child reaches two years old, start using a sliver of toothpaste on a brush made for children. Once your child has enough teeth that they are touching, begin flossing.
Dental visit: Your child needs to see a pediatric dentist by their first birthday. It’s important they associate going to the dentist as a normal, routine part of life. This helps prevent the troubles that can come from dental phobia later on.