In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, we at Wright Dental Center would like to help you educate your children on the importance of oral health. Children begin to get teeth at a young age typically between 3 and 12 months. The first dental visit is recommended once he or she gets their first tooth, but no later than their first birthday. Babies can get cavities as soon as teeth begin coming in so it’s good to be proactive about things and keep his or her smile healthy for life. We even have sedation dentistry if your child gets nervous at the dentist.
Five ways to prevent cavities:
- Do NOT share: Babies do not produce the cavity-causing germs at a young age, by sharing utensils or putting pacifiers in your mouth you’re exposing them to the germs.
- Brush brush brush: Make sure you’re helping your child brush 2x a day for 2 minutes.
- Eat healthily: Healthy diet is key to a healthy mouth.
- Seal out Decay: Ask if dental sealants are a good option for your child to seal out decay.
- Fluoride: Drinking fluoridated water (tap water) is best.
Call Your Cold Spring Dentist
Call Wright Dental Center today and make sure your children start dental health month off with a healthy smile.