The Importance of Pediatric Dental Care 

There is no better time than now to start introducing effective oral hygiene habits into your children’s current health routines. Your child’s primary teeth are essential in their overall health, which is why it’s important to start pediatric dental care before the first tooth emerges. Visiting our friendly, caring pediatric dentists at Children’s Dentistry of Redlands can help your child’s teeth stay healthy and free of decay. 

Preventing Dental Anxiety 

Introducing your child to the dentist early can minimize fear of the dentist later in life. At our Redlands pediatric dental practice, we do our best to make sure that you child’s experience is as safe, but exciting as possible. Pediatric dentists are trained to care for children’s oral health needs specifically, which means making sure that kids form positive correlations with dental treatment.

As parents are best role models for their children, it’s important to follow a healthy oral hygiene routine yourself and maintain positive reactions to dental treatment. Reinforce good oral habits by making brushing teeth a time to spend together.

Introducing Good Oral Hygiene

Although you may not be thinking about your child’s oral health until most of their teeth emerge, taking care of your child’s oral health can begin from birth. This can be done by consistently, gently wiping down your baby’s gums with a baby wash cloth. However, as soon as the first tooth arrives, children are susceptible to cavities and tooth decay. The sooner a child begins regular dental checkups with a pediatric dentist, the healthier their smiles will stay throughout their lives. It is important to establish and introduce a good oral hygiene routine. During their first checkup, our Redlands dentist keeps your child’s teeth healthy by removing plaque build-up and debris. These appointments allow you to ask specific questions, learn more about how to incorporate in your child’s diet, and how to make brushing teeth fun.

For more information about pediatric dentistry, and why your child should see a pediatric dentist, contact Children’s Dentistry of Redlands today! 

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