April 25, 2017
Children seem to grow up in the blink of an eye. They start out gingerly crawling across the floss and then—the next thing you know—they’re running out the door. Teething gives way to baby teeth, which hold the place for permanent teeth. To make sure your children’s smiles are healthy at every stage, be sure to schedule regular checkups with your children’s dentist in Taylor at Ace Dental. We provide special services for children of all ages, so you can help your little ones build a solid foundation of good oral health care that will last a lifetime.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that parents schedule an initial visit to the dentist before or around the time of a child’s first birthday. At this visit, one of our dentists will examine the development of your child’s teeth and occlusion, or bite. In addition, we’ll offer you tips on how you can make sure that adorable little smile remains health. For example, mom or dad really should be the one brushing a child’s teeth until they are about seven years old. Then, they can begin brushing on their own with your supervision. Always use a small, soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, which helps strengthen the enamel that protects teeth. And don’t forget to floss. When should you begin flossing? Once your baby has two touching teeth, so you can clear away plaque.
Seeing the Children’s Dentist in Taylor
Once your child starts coming to us on a regular schedule of checkups every six months, their visits will be quite similar to yours. The dental hygienist will initially check their teeth for visible signs of decay, take digital x-rays annually and clean their teeth with a favorite flavor of toothpaste. The dentist will examine their teeth as well as recommend restorative care if needed. Just because baby teeth will someday fall out doesn’t mean they don’t need appropriate restoration such as a tooth-colored filling or a dental crown. We offer a complete menu of restorative treatments to ensure the health and beauty of little smiles.
In addition, dental sealants and fluoride treatments may be needed to help protect their teeth from the constant onslaught of bacteria and acids that can lead to cavities.
Contact Our Office Today
If you have any questions about your children’s smiles or any aspect of their oral health, please call Ace Dental. And be sure to schedule their dental checkups when you call for your own appointment.
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