At LeSueur Family Dental we believe that during any visit to the pediatric dentist, you should stay in the room with your child. This makes for a much more comfortable and anxiety-free experience for your child.
And of course, if at any time your child becomes upset or distressed with a dental procedure, it can be done more gradually so as to make it comfortable and not too sudden.
We also provide games, toys, balloons and a free toothbrush and toothpaste for each child’s comfort and entertainment. The children also get to explore the secret treasure chest for more toys and games. By bringing your child to the dentist, you will help promote a lifetime of oral health and good dental habits.
Correct dental treatment starts before a baby’s first tooth grows in. Just because the teeth aren’t visible yet does not mean they aren’t there. At birth, your infant already has 20 primary teeth, some fully developed inside the jaw.
Working a moist washcloth over a baby’s gum tissue every day can help wipe away damaging bacteria. Moms and dads can clean children’s teeth as they show up in with a baby toothbrush, utilizing water with only a little bit of toothpaste until they get to age 2.
At around age 2, many children can spit while brushing their teeth. Make use of a pea-sized quantity of toothpaste, with guidance, until your child reaches age 5.
Even babies can develop tooth cavities if good eating practices aren’t used. Placing a child to sleep with a bottle might be convenient, but can hurt the baby’s teeth. If the sugars from fruit juice or milk continue to be on a baby’s teeth for many hours, they may eat away at the tooth enamel, generating a condition known as bottle mouth. Pocked, pitted, or tarnished front teeth are indications of bottle mouth.
Moms and dads and childcare suppliers should assist youthful children set particular times for drinking daily because constantly sucking on a bottle throughout the day can harmful to a child’s teeth.