Your child’s first dental visit may be around the corner! Our office makes a special effort to use pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to describe each treatment. We want you and your child to feel at ease from the moment your family arrives at our office. We make sure to keep parents involve with every step of their child’s oral health!
When Should My Child Visit the Dentist?
Your child should visit the dentist by their first birthday.It is important that your child’s newly-emerged teeth receive proper dental care and benefit from proper oral hygiene habits from the beginning!
Good Dental Hygiene Tips
We recommend children brushing four times a day for optimal oral hygiene: after breakfast, after lunch, after dinner, and at bedtime. Remember that sugary foods and liquids can attack a new tooth, so make sure that your child is brushing properly!
Brushing can be fun, and your child should brush as soon as the first tooth arrives. When a baby’s tooth emerges, parents should brush the tooth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. For children younger than two, do not use fluoride toothpaste unless advised to do so by your dentist or other healthcare professional.
Flossing is also a part of good oral hygiene habits, and your doctor will discuss with you the right time to start flossing. If you notice signs of decay, contact your child’s dentist immediately.
Pediatric Dental Services
Make sure that you are helping your child keep tooth decay away with our extensive dental services for your child!
- Fluoride treatment
- Dental cleanings
- Dental sealants
- Regular dental checkups
Does Your Child Need Pediatric Dentistry in Trinity or New Port Richey?
Douglas Dentistry treats our younger patients with extra sensitivity and our gentle, personable approach will help your child (and you) feel at ease. We love to teach children about the importance of good oral hygiene, while providing an enjoyable dental experience. Contact us today to make an appointment!