It is best to begin brushing your child’s teeth as soon as they cut their first tooth and a pea-size amount of fluoride toothpaste can be used after your child is old enough not to swallow it. Proper brushing removes plaque from the inner, outer and chewing surfaces and flossing removes plaque and should begin when any two teeth touch. Our Lynwood pedodontist with the Children’s Dental Group, promotes healthy eating habits that lead to healthy teeth. Be aware and don’t let your child eat too many sweet snacks that can lead to pediatric dental decay.
Children’s Dental Group is dedicated to the treatment of children, from infancy through the teenage years. Unique approaches are needed in managing pediatric dental needs, behavior, growth and development, and our Lynwood pedodontist has the knowledge and understanding to guide them into a lifetime of proper dental health. Pediatric dentists have two extra years of specialized training and are dedicated to the oral health of children. Our pediatric dentist is best qualified to meet the needs of children of all ages, helping them to avoid future dental problems.
Your child should visit our Lynwood pedodontist by his or her first birthday and we will do our best to make the first visit to the dentist enjoyable and positive. When telling your child about their first dental appointment, it is always best if you don’t use words such as needle, pull, drill or hurt as this can instill unnecessary fear. Our compassionate and friendly staff make a practice of using words that carry the same message, but are pleasing and less frightening to the child. It is very important to maintain the health of the primary teeth as neglected cavities will often lead to problems which affect the developing permanent teeth. Primary teeth, or baby teeth, are important for proper chewing and eating and provide the proper space and guidance for permanent teeth. Primary teeth also affect the development of speech and can also change appearance. The front four teeth last until the child is 6 or 7 years old and the back teeth (cuspids and molars), aren’t replaced until age 10 to 13. With these facts in mind, remember the importance of regular comprehensive dental exams and proper pediatric dental care for all your children and teens.