While it’s true that children will eventually lose their baby teeth, that doesn’t mean you can neglect their dental health. Cavities in baby teeth are not inevitable, and parents should instill good dental care habits in their children. That includes understanding the importance of checkups at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX.
Dental care should begin even before your youngster has teeth. Even when they are just babies and not even on solid food, parents should clean their gums every day. Just use a soft wet cloth to gently wipe off the gums.
Once teeth do come in, it’s up to mom and dad to brush them, even if it’s just one tooth. They should also see the dentist at that point. For brushing, you don’t need to use toothpaste at first. Get a soft pediatric toothbrush and gently clean their teeth.
Children generally do not have the dexterity to brush on their own until they are six or seven years old. Once they can, make sure they do a good job. They should be using toothpaste by now, of course. Get them involved by letting them pick out a toothbrush at the store!
Cavities happen sometimes, but they are not inevitable. We can fill them at Stephen Ratcliff Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Arlington TX. Parents from Mansfield and Grand Prairie bring their youngsters to us for general dentistry. We also offer restorative dentistry and many other services. Contact us today!