Keep your child’s teeth safe from harm. Even as adults, or teeth and gums are extremely fragile and can be damaged by a variety of environmental factors. As with most situations involving children, they are even more vulnerable. An infant will typically have their first tooth break their gumline within the first year of their life, typically around 6-10 months of age. As essential step in caring for the oral health of your child begins with preparing for the oral health of your child.
Always make sure that your children are being fed healthy foods and served healthy drinks. Some foods and drinks can be broken down into harmful acids within our mouths. These harmful acids have the capability of eating through tooth enamel. If the child uses pacifiers, never dip them in sugary or sweet substances. Also, do not share eating utensils with the child as you can pass harmful bacteria onto them.
After your child’s first tooth has broken through the skin, be sure to schedule an appointment with your dentist at Hill Country Pediatric Dentistry for an oral examination at our office in Bee Cave, Texas.
After the first tooth has appeared, you should begin brushing the child’s mouth. Until they are three years old, you do not need to use more than a grain-sized amount of toothpaste for each cleaning. Always use dentist-recommended toothpaste with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
For more information about your child’s oral health, or to schedule a visit with Dr. Nieku Manshadi, we can be reached at 512.263.7455. We look forward to making your child’s smile shine bright!