When to Visit a Pediatric Dentist

Posted by SILVER FIRS DENTAL on Feb 14 2022, 06:33 AM

As parents, we are concerned about our little ones' oral hygiene as well as overall health. To achieve this, you have to take your child to a pediatric dentist. They specialize in dentistry for growing children. Silver Firs Dental is here to keep your children's smiles bright and healthy.

Booking Your Child’s First Dental Visit

It is recommended to take your child for their first dental experience by the age of 1 or within 6 months after his or her first tooth comes out. The first dental visit may help you examine your child’s teeth, jaws, gums, and oral tissues fully. Dentists can make sure that the oral health of the infant is all right and give you information about:

  • Mouth cleaning and good oral hygiene practices
  • Developmental milestones
  • Baby tooth decay
  • Teething
  • Finger-sucking, tongue-thrusting, and lip-sucking habits
  • Feeding practices and proper nutrition
  • Cavity prevention
  • Fluoride needs and how to use fluoride products

Pediatric Dentist Versus a Regular Dentist

Pediatric dentists have additional training of 2 to 3 years and experience in infant dental practices than regular dentists. Their training focuses on developing and treating infants' developing teeth, child’s conduct, physical growth, and the special requirements of children’s dentistry. 

Pediatric dentists are more specialized to care for and put your child at ease during the treatment. They are well aware of the psychology and behavior of your child. Though regular dentists can also help your child’s oral health, pediatric dentists are better trained and equipped with colorful toys and other distractions.

Things to Consider for Your Child’s Oral Health

  • Add xylitol and fluoride to the infant’s diet with the dentist’s instruction.
  • Choose an appropriate toothbrush and orthodontically correct pacifier.
  • Correct the positioning of the head during brushing, helping them to brush effectively.
  • Reduce sugar and carbohydrate intake.
  • Maintain a good dietary habit.
  • Visit your pediatric dentist regularly.

If you have any further questions and doubts, Silver Firs Dental is here to answer all your concerns. We care about your child’s oral health and hygiene as much as you do. And we offer a wide range of services to your entire family. 

We are located at 13209 44th Ave SE #201, Mill Creek, WA 98012. Get in touch with us and arrange a meeting as soon as possible; call us at (425) 225-5757 or email us any questions at [email protected]. We offer affordable general and family dentistry in Mill Creek. Get your bright, happy smile with Silver Firs Dental.

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