There are certain dental treatments that are only necessary in the adult years, but other treatments should be started at an early age to ensure your kids have a healthy mouth and healthy teeth as they grow up.
One of those things is regular dental cleanings, which should start as soon as you notice your kids’ first teeth coming in. If you’re not sure how to know when it’s time to schedule your kids’ first dental cleaning, read on to learn more about what signs you should look for and why it’s so important to get your children into the child dental hygienists chair as soon as possible!
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Brushing a young child's teeth may be best for a parent and child to work on together. Certainly, there are some parents who can brush their child's teeth on their own. In other words, if you have difficulty handling this on your own, use a two-person approach.
Be sure to take precautions to avoid the consumption of excess fluoride during brushing, as this may irritate the gums, especially in children under the age of three. Although studies have found that plaque on teeth doesn't limit the intake of fluoride in teeth, it can cause bleeding in the gums if it's left to sit.
As you brush your child's teeth, you might notice that there's a small amount of blood in their mouth. It's always important to see your dentist for dental cleaning treatments for kids when this happens to determine the root cause.
Theoretically, parents should brush their child's teeth with a circular motion, but in practice most have success if they use up and down, side to side motions with a soft toothbrush.
If the infant has little to no teeth, think about using 2x2 gauze to wipe their teeth clean instead of using a toothbrush. There are cases where gauze is tolerated better than an age-appropriate toothbrush.
For some kids, brushing all their teeth won't happen at once. It might work better for your child if you divide the daily teeth brushing routine. Brush the top teeth first on the first day and the bottom teeth the next day. Once your child starts getting used to the routine, you might be able to brush both the top and bottom teeth during a single session.
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Baby teeth are naturally whiter than adult teeth. When adult teeth stand next to baby teeth, the difference in colour is more noticeable. Teeth also appear more yellow when plaque is not removed.
After regular feeding, even before a tooth comes in, wiping your child’s gums with a damp washcloth helps keep your child’s mouth clean. When the first tooth comes in, it is recommended that you begin using a soft toothbrush or a finger brush to clean the tooth.
We recommend that kids dental cleaning in Calgary NE takes place at least twice a day—once after breakfast and once before bedtime.
What is the best toothpaste for kids?
A non-fluoridated toothpaste can be used when a child’s first tooth comes in. After brushing, a parent should wipe off the paste with a facecloth or a dry 2×2 gauze towel.
When a child is able to spit or the teeth can be completely wiped clean after brushing, fluoridated toothpaste can be used. This is usually possible around age three.
When the teeth begin to touch, flossing is recommended. It doesn’t hurt to begin flossing even before then to get your child used to the fact that oral hygiene involves brushing AND flossing.
We recommend that teeth be cleaned at least twice a day—after breakfast and before bedtime.
For more information on how to clean a child’s teeth, please contact our office to arrange an appointment.
Not necessarily, but it can. If the decay was caused by poor dental hygiene and diet, you can eliminate these factors to ensure strong, healthy permanent teeth.
Dental fluorosis is a condition that causes changes in the appearance of tooth enamel. It may result when children regularly consume fluoride during the teeth-forming years, age 8 and younger.
Food and drinks that are high in citric acid erode the tooth enamel in a process we call demineralization. Advanced cases can lead to tooth sensitivity and pain.
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