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By Angel Dental Care
July 13, 2016
Category: Oral Health

A baby comes with many new responsibilities. With diaper changes and doctor’s appointments on your mind, you may not realize the importance of your child’s dental care. However, dental care is crucial even before your child has any teeth at all. Learn more about at-home children’s dental care and when your child should start visiting the dentist with help from Dr. M. S. Warshanna at Angel Dental Care in Catonsville, MD.

When should my child start visiting the dentist?
The general rule of thumb for the time frame of a child’s first dental visit is within the first six months of the eruption of the first tooth or around the time they turn one. Thischildren's dentistry is important since cavities and decay can form on baby teeth and permanent teeth alike. If a child has a painful tooth, it can affect eating and nutrition. Additionally, primary teeth play an important role in guiding the growing permanent teeth. Aside from keeping the teeth healthy and clean, regular dental visits from an early age help a child become comfortable with visiting the dentist and allows dentists to ensure that the child is hitting their dental growth and development milestones on time.

What can I do to keep my child’s teeth healthy? 
A child’s dental visits also provide information for the parent. Keeping your child’s teeth healthy begins at home. Additionally, good oral care habits begin early, and instilling them in your child at an early age makes for a good oral care routine to keep their teeth healthy as they grow into teenagers and adults.

  • Infants: Wipe your infant’s gums down with a soft, damp cloth after meals and before bedtime. Never give your child a bottle directly before bed or as they fall asleep.
  • Toddlers: When your child’s teeth begin to erupt, brush them with a soft toothbrush using a small amount of toothpaste (about the size of a grain of rice). Children over three may use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Begin flossing your child’s teeth as soon as they begin to touch.

Need more information on children’s dental visits in Catonsville? 
For more information on children’s dental appointments or at-home dental care, please contact Dr. Warshanna at Angel Dental Care in Catonsville, MD. Call (410) 747-0077 to schedule your child’s dental appointment today!

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