How to raise healthy teeth, from birth to adolescence
Once you see that first tooth, it’s time to see the dentist. The dentist will check that first tooth, examine the structure of the jaw and check their general oral health, all while you hold your baby in the comfort of your lap. Your dentist may send you home with a super-soft baby tooth brush to get you and your baby started.
Happy baby tip: Schedule your visit after nap time and have a snack.
You child is going to sprout teeth, fast! Be sure to see us every six months as those baby teeth come in. We’ll teach your child how to brush their teeth and gradually add thing like toothpaste (non-fluoride to start) and flossing as they grow. With a little help from you, they’ll be tooth-care champs!
Now’s the time to build tooth-healthy eating habits, too. Gummy sweet —even gummy vitamins and fruit chews — stick to baby teeth and cause cavities. Chips, sugary juices and soda can create decay, too. Snacking on fresh fruits and vegetables is better for your child’s teeth and general health.
Make the dentist fun! Playing dentist is a great way to help little ones learn about caring for their teeth and feel good about visiting the dentist. Doing a check up on a stuffed animal — or maybe dad is a great way to make dental care a fun part of every day.