It’s never too late to improve your child’s smile. Most industry experts recommend taking care of your child’s teeth as soon as they begin to develop. Not only are baby teeth an exciting development for any new parent, but it is also essential for your child’s speech, chewing function, and dental health.
According to the American Dental Association, parents should bring their child in after the emergence of their first baby tooth and no later than the child’s first birthday. This allows the dentist to check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and any other developmental issues that may affect your child’s ability to eat, chew, and smile. During these appointments, your dentist can also discuss the appropriate treatments needed as well as how to properly care for a growing smile.
Our team at Corbin Dental offers a full range of dental care service for patients of all ages. We understand that growing smiles need attention and care, so we work with parents and children to help establish healthy habits and provide the treatment they need.
Developing a Healthy Oral Hygiene Routine
Developing and practicing a healthy oral hygiene routine is one of the best ways to protect a growing smile. Establishing excellent habits at a young age can help foster a healthier smile as your child grows.
In many cases, a healthy oral hygiene routine consists of these key practices:
- Brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day
- Flossing daily with traditional floss or an interdental cleaner
- Visiting the dentist for routine check-ups
- Professional dental cleanings and fluoride treatments
In some cases, a dentist may recommend placing dental sealants to the biting surfaces of your child’s molars. Placing sealants helps protect the teeth that are most susceptible to plaque buildup.
Our team at Corbin Dental is committed to helping your child achieve a healthier smile. We take a personalized approach to dental care to help each of our patients receive treatment tailored to their specific dental goals and needs.
From dental sealants to tooth fillings, we offer a full range of pediatric dentistry services for our young patients. If your child has not visited the dentist yet or is due for one of their biannual dental exams, we invite you to visit Corbin Dental in Jackson Heights, NY.
If you would like to schedule a routine dental exam with our team at Corbin Dental, call us or request an appointment online.