Your Children’s Teeth

A common question asked by many of our patients with young children is “When should I be bringing my child in for his/her first dental visit?” At Innovation Dental, we recommend bringing your little one in when they turn 3, unless you have some concerns that you want assessed.

Here are some tips and information for you to understand your child’s teeth and to ensure your child has a healthy and clean mouth:

–          Baby teeth start to erupt when a child is about 6 months old.

–          Teeth normally start falling out after the age of 5 and continue falling out until the age of 12.

–          A well balanced diet is important for the development of healthy teeth.

–          If your baby sleeps with a bottle, fill it with water.

–          Before your child has any teeth, the gums should be wiped with a soft wet cloth after every feeding.

–          Brushing should begin when the first tooth erupts, this will get your child used to it.

–          Watch for changes in colour, lines or spots on your children’s teeth, these may be signs of a potential problem

–          Bring your child to the dentist for regular checkups!

If you have any questions, or if your child is at the age to have their first dental visit please call us and we would be happy to help you!

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