Dental checkups are important at every stage of life. At Summer Kids Dental in Las Vegas, we encourage parents to bring their children in for an exam as soon as their teeth begin to come in.
There has been a big jump in the instance of tooth decay in children over the last ten years or so, according to the experts. But tooth decay is a preventable disease. The most important thing any parent can do to prevent cavities in their children is to encourage a good dental hygiene routine at home.
For babies, you can clean their teeth with a soft cloth or a baby’s tooth brush. Check their teeth daily for any spots or stains, and never put them to bed with a a bottle.
By the age of two, kids should be ready to start brushing. They’ll need some help at first. Use a tiny amount of fluoridated toothpaste on the brush, and be sure to get the inside, outside, and top surfaces of all their teeth.
It’s also important to provide a healthy diet, and to limit the amount of sugary snacks and drinks.
At Summer Kids Dental in Las Vegas we offer excellent pediatric dentistry, and want to see our young patients in for a cleaning and checkup every six months. We are dedicated to the oral health of each one of them. Schedule an appointment with us today.