Early Infant Oral Care
If you have questions about your child’s teething, you’ve come to the right place. Caring for your child is not a difficult time and we will gladly show you a few simple techniques.
Chewing rings are the perfect item to provide for your child and can be found in the infant’s section of most stores. You will also be able to find topical ointment that can be used to minimize pain and discomfort.
The front incisors cause the most discomfort and are the first teeth to develop and even though children will develop other teeth they are far less painful than those first teeth. We have created the following chart to help you know what to expect as your children’s teeth develop.
- Central incisors: 6–12 months
- Lateral incisors: 9–16 months
- First molars: 13–19 months
- Canine teeth: 16–23 months
- Second molars: 22–33 months
The next milestone: Your child’s first dentist appointment
We’ll check the development of their teeth and teach them the latest brushing and flossing techniques. Our goal is for brushing and flossing to become second nature. As a parent, this is beneficial for you as you won’t have to constantly remind them if they are prodigious brushers and they will have fewer cavities and complications.
It’s important to factor in your child’s diet as the primary cause of cavities at a young age as the primary teeth are more susceptible to damage due to their small size and temporary nature. Preventing cavities and crowns means limiting the sugar intake to preserve their teeth as much as possible until their adult teeth develop.
Eliminate thumb sucking
Your first choice for pediatric dentistry
- Minor dental trauma
- Composite fillings
- Habit (thumb sucking) appliances
- Nitrous oxide administration
- Oral sedation
- Baby root canals
|Mon – Fri
|8:00 am – 5:00 pm
|Sat – Sun