Your Child's Dental Health Is Our Top Priority
Baby's first teeth – Comforting the child.
As teeth begin to emerge, some babies may have sore or tender gums. Rubbing your child's gums with a clean wet gauze or cotton or finger may relieve some of the soreness.
Care for your baby’s teeth :
First dental visit
As your child's first tooth erupts, schedule the first dental visit. It is advantageous if the first dental visit occurs within six months after the first tooth erupts, but not later than one year of age.
Preventing decay of milk teeth
As soon as teeth appear in the mouth, decay can occur. One of the risk factors for early childhood cavities (sometimes called baby bottle tooth decay) is frequent and prolonged exposure of a baby's teeth to liquids containing sugar, like sweetened water and fruit juice and potentially milk, breast milk. Tooth decay can occur when parents put a baby to bed with a bottle or use one as a pacifier for a fussy baby. Encourage children to drink from a cup by their first birthday. If you give your child a pacifier, use a clean one. Never dip a pacifier in sugar or honey before giving it to a baby. Encourage healthy eating habits. This would include a diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits and whole grains.
Sometimes a primary tooth is lost before the permanent tooth beneath it is ready to erupt. If a primary tooth is lost too early because of cavities or injuries, nearby teeth can tip or shift into the vacant space.
When the permanent tooth is ready to emerge into the space, there may not be enough room for it. The new tooth may be unable to erupt or may emerge in an abnormal position. If your child loses a tooth prematurely, the dentist may recommend a space maintainer. The dentist will remove this device once the permanent tooth begins to erupt.
We believe in word-of-mouth!