Dental Care for your Toddler’s Teeth

BXP29691hWhile being extremely sensitive to their kid’s physical health, parents often neglect to give adequate attention to their kid’s dental health. According to Dr. LaFrom – a leading dentist in Cupertino, parents should not treat the dental health of their toddlers lightly, as tooth decay is one of the most common childhood diseases. However, this can be prevented if you take proper care of your baby’s teeth.

The risk of tooth decay sets as early as the appearance of the first tooth in your toddler. So, make sure to wipe the gums of your baby using either a clean and moist washcloth or a fresh gauze pad. After the first tooth appears, start brushing it twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush. To keep your baby protected against dental fluorosis, use either a toothpaste that’s free of fluoride or use just a small amount of paste (like that of the size of a pea). You may even use just water for brushing the baby’s teeth. You would do well to begin the routine of flossing when you observe that spaces have occurred between the joint of two teeth.

Take your child to a dentist as soon as he/she is at the age of one. Though the age of one may sound a bit early to visit a dentist, the first visit is likely to be a short one where the dentist counts teeth and spots any premature signs of problem. Dr. LaFrom feels that despite taking good care of your toddler’s teeth, cavities may still set in. So, visiting a good dentist would ensure that your child’s baby teeth stay in superb shape.

To know more about how to take proper care of your toddler’s teeth, you can visit our website and contact Dr. LaFrom for an appointment. You can be assured of getting excellent service as our patient Helen says: “Dr LaFrom is the best dentist, quality service -would highly recommend him”.

~ by cupertinodentist on August 5, 2009.

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