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Dental Care from Birth to Age 4

Dental Care from Birth to Age 4

It's never too early to start thinking about your child's dental health and instill good habits. At Sweet Tooth Pediatric Dentistry, we believe living a healthy life starts with taking care of your teeth. Read below for some dental care tips for your young children, from newborns to age 4. When your little one is ready for their first check-up, come to our office in Gilbert, AZ. We'll make sure to make going to the dentist a fun experience!

Newborns to 12 Months

Before your baby has grown any teeth, you should gently wipe their gums with a damp cloth twice a day to help remove bacteria. When their teeth start coming in, you can gently brush them in the evening using a baby-safe, soft-bristle brush. Avoid letting your baby sleep with a bottle, because milk can pool around the teeth, causing tooth decay. When your baby reaches 6 months, try introducing a sippy cup. Consider bringing your baby to their first dental appointment within 6 months of their first tooth coming in. They should have their first dentist visit by their first birthday.

1-2 Years Old

Make sure to brush your child's teeth every day. Your dentist may recommend adding fluoride toothpaste to their routine; remember to only use a grain-sized amount. Between 12 and 15 months, you can try introducing a regular cup for your child to drink out of. Every month, check for signs of tooth decay by looking for brown or chalky-white spots near the gum line or on the teeth. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, schedule a dental appointment right away.

3-4 Years Old

At this age, your child should start brushing their teeth twice a day, in the morning and evening. Aim for a two-minute brushing session. We recommend using a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Remind your child not to swallow toothpaste, and supervise their brushing routine. We also recommend scheduling regular dental appointments every six months.

Pediatric Dental Care in Gilbert

When your child needs dental care, be sure to get in touch with a reputable pediatric dentist. For dental treatments in Gilbert, Mesa, Apache Junction, Queen Creek, and Chandler, AZ, the trusted name is Sweet Tooth Pediatric Dentistry at (480) 637-4186. Give Sweet Tooth Pediatric Dentistry a call today to schedule your appointment!

Posted: August 16, 2021