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Pediatric Care

Pediatric care can begin shortly after birth

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Parents can start caring for the teeth of their children almost immediately following birth.

Effective oral hygiene for your children starts when they are infants, regardless of whether a mother is nursing or bottle feeding a child.
A child’s gums can be wiped with gauze or a warm, wet washcloth after each feeding, even before any teeth have broken through. Dentists recommend that when teeth begin to appear, they should be cleaned regularly. Infant toothbrushes are available that have smaller brushing heads.
Your baby’s first dental visit should be scheduled as soon as the first tooth appears, or no later than their first birthday. Your child’s teeth can be kept healthy by removing plaque and food debris that can be stuck in the teeth. Regular cleanings will keep teeth free from food particles that could lead to other dental diseases. Best of all, the child becomes familiar with going to the dentist and having a dentist or hygienist working on their teeth.

Proper pediatric care not only includes advice on ways to brush and floss, but also information on eating and drinking habits that can protect a child’s teeth and gums. Good habits include avoiding foods that are high in sugar and starch, and drinks or juices that contain high levels of sugar. If your child bottle feeds to fall asleep, never allow the bottle to remain in the child’s mouth after they are asleep.

Here are the cosmetic dental services we provide at Dentist of Lake Mary: