Questions You Should Be Asking Your Child’s Pediatric Dentist

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January 24, 2022

Questions you should be asking your child's pediatric dentist

Between dentist, parent, and child, you can find out how to get all questions answered regarding a simple routine dental visit, or more detailed things such as tooth sensitivity, braces, and even food allergies that may affect the growth of pediatric teeth. Overall, making patients feel comfortable and have fun when choosing the go-to dentist for your little one.

Key Takeaways:

  • Your child’s first visit to the dentist should occur after their first tooth appears, but no later than their first birthday. Why so soon? As soon as your baby has teeth, he can develop a cavity.
  • This function is very important because it allows the child to be able to chew and eat well and learn to speak and pronounce words correctly, and it is also very important to save space.
  • Cavities, infections or other types of oral disease can be very harmful, generating nutritional deficiencies, language development, pain and self-esteem problems.

“You should always try to clean your child’s mouth. From birth, you can try to use a damp and clean cloth or a soft infant toothbrush. You can use the tiniest amount of toothpaste when their first tooth erupts (which, coincidentally, is also around the same time they should start visiting a pediatric dentist).”

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