While it’s true that children will eventually lose their baby teeth, that doesn’t mean you should neglect their dental health. Cavities in baby teeth are not inevitable, and parents should instill good dental care habits in their children. That includes understanding the importance of checkups at Smile Center for Kids in Sunland and Edgemere TX.
Dental care should begin even before your child has teeth. Even when they are just babies, and not even eating solid food yet, parents should clean their gums every day. Just use a soft wet cloth to gently wipe off the gums.
Once teeth do come in, it’s up to mom and dad to brush them, even if it’s just one tooth. They should also see the dentist at that point. For brushing, you don’t need to use toothpaste at first. Get a soft pediatric toothbrush and gently clean their teeth.
Children generally do not have the dexterity to brush on their own until they are six or seven years old. Once they can, make sure they do a good job. They should be using toothpaste by now, of course. Get them involved by letting them pick out a toothbrush at the store!
Cavities happen sometimes, but they are not inevitable. We can fill them at Smile Center for Kids in Sunland and Edgemere TX. Parents from El Paso, Anthony, Socorro, Horizon City, and Canutillo bring their youngsters to us for pediatric dentistry. We also offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!