At Pediatric Dental Care, our staff is committed to helping your child have a welcoming and fun dental visit. To help your child feel more secure, we allow Mom or Dad to accompany them during the appointment.
When should we begin using toothpaste, and how much should we use?
As soon as the teeth begin to appear, start brushing 2-3 time per day using a fluoridated toothpaste and a soft, age-appropriate sized toothbrush. Use a “smear” of toothpaste to brush the teeth for children under 2 years of age. Use a pea-sized amount for children ages 2-5. Children should spit out and not swallow excess toothpaste after brushing. A parent should assist with brushing at least up through age 7.
What is the difference between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist?
How do dental sealants work?
When should I take my child to the dentist for the first check-up?
In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday.
Are baby teeth really that important to my child?
What should I use to clean my baby's teeth?
When should bottle feeding be stopped?
Children should be weaned from the bottle at age 12-14 months of age.