It’s important that you take good care of your child’s teeth when they’re small. That first set may not last, but baby teeth matter, so be sure your kids come in for checkups at Summer Dental in Las Vegas.
Children’s teeth usually begin to come loose when they’re around six years old. Don’t worry if he or she begins to wiggle it. What kid can resist doing that? It can actually help the tooth get loose, and minimize the pain and bleeding. Once it’s out, the Tooth Fairy comes to visit.
Those young teeth should be examined for cavities. Cavities happen, but don’t think of them as inevitable. You can help prevent them by discouraging sugary foods, and be instilling good dental health habits early on.
One of the best ways to get your child to brush is by modeling that behavior. If they see you taking good care of your teeth, it sends a very strong message. Remember these steps:
- Brush twice a day
- Use a fluoride toothpaste
- Use dental floss
- Limit sweets
- Drink fluoridated water
Above all, bring you child in to see us at Summer Dental in Las Vegas for early dental care, including cleanings and checkups. Our pediatric dentistry is all about prevention, and making sure their teeth are happy and healthy.