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Pediatric Dentistry

A child's primary teeth, sometimes called "baby teeth," are as important as the permanent adult teeth. Primary teeth typically begin to appear when a baby is between age six months and one year. Primary teeth help children chew and speak. They also hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth that are growing under the gums. The ADA recommends that a dentist examine a child within six months after the first tooth comes in and no later than the first birthday. A dental visit at an early age is a "well baby checkup" for the teeth. Besides checking for tooth decay and other problems, the dentist can show you how to clean the child's teeth properly and how to evaluate any adverse habits such as thumbsucking.

Begin cleaning the baby's mouth during the first few days after birth. After every feeding, wipe the baby's gums with a clean gauze pad. This removes plaque (a sticky film of bacteria) and residual food that can harm erupting teeth.

As soon as teeth appear in the mouth, tooth decay can occur. Therefore, when your child's teeth begin to erupt, brush them gently with a child's size toothbrush and water. Brush the teeth of children over age two with a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Be sure they spit out the toothpaste and rinse with water. (Ask your child's dentist or physician if you are considering using fluoride toothpaste before age two.)

Source: American Dental Association

 
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In order to gain a refreshed image, you and your dentist must be on the same page! This is why your initial consultation is so important. During this one-on-one meeting with our dentists, you have the option to ask any questions you'd like. We will help you understand the specific procedure or treatment you are considering.

Our dentists possess the talent to design and develop smiles that are not only beautiful, but a comfortable transition for the patient. The Smile Design Studio's wealth of knowledge has helped to create and sustain some of the most stunning smiles.

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