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Century Dental
Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SE Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123

Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

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A Child's First Dental Visit

Posted on 6/20/2022 by Evan
A Child's First Dental VisitThe parent or the caregiver should visit the dentist as early as six months after the first teeth erupt. The latest the kid should see the dentist is 12 months. During the first visit, the dentist gives information on finger sucking habits. The parent should be aware of the problems which come from thumb sucking as it can change the appearance and the alignment of the teeth.

The parent is given information about baby bottled tooth decay, a proper dieting practice where the parent is advised to feed the child a balanced diet and include water. The parent is also instructed on cleaning the tooth; the dentist recommends using a soft gauze to clean the teeth. A toothbrush should be used for 18 months. The second visit should happen six months after the first visit. During this visit, a Child's confidence was boosted.

How to Take Care Your Child's Teeth at Home

The parent should not wait until the teeth erupt to start cleaning. The gum can accumulate bacteria and plaque, resulting in gum diseases. With the help of soft gauze, the parent should gently clean the gum. Once the teeth begin to erupt, a soft-bristled toothbrush with a pea-sized toothpaste can be used. When the child is big enough to spit out the toothpaste, an average amount of the toothpaste can be used. Baby bottle tooth decay should be avoided.

The child should not be given a bottle of juice, milk or a liquid that is sweetened when the child is going to sleep. The pacifiers should be adequately cleaned with the help of honey and warm water. The pacifiers should be dried with a clean cloth. The parent is advised to limit the number of sugars she is giving to the child.
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Jefferson Call, DMD and Dix Densley, DDS believe that the better informed their patients are, the better their decisions about dental care can be. With this blog, they hope to inform and empower our readers in their oral health. - See more
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