Child Brushing Teeth

Children’s Dentistry in NE Calgary, AB

If you have a child, you want to do everything you can to promote health and happiness. This includes encouraging good oral hygiene. That doesn’t just mean brushing their teeth and flossing, though. The sooner a child begins seeing a pediatric dentist in Calgary, NE, the healthier their mouth will stay all throughout their lives. Early childhood checkups will help to prevent cavities and tooth decay. These things can lead to pain in their mouths, trouble focusing, and other medical problems such as periodontal disease. Children who have nice, healthy teeth will be able to easily chew their foods, learn to speak properly and clearly, and be able to smile with confidence.

Every child should visit a children’s dentistry in NE Calgary, AB – Huntington Family Dental by the time they’re one year old – or as soon as they get their first tooth in. This is called a “well baby visit” and will help you better understand how to care for your child’s teeth as well as help them remain cavity free through their adolescence.

First example, the children’s dentists in NE Calgary at Huntington Family Dental will see many young children who have cavities that have formed from falling asleep while drinking out of a bottle of milk or one of juice. The dentist can explain to you why this might cause dental decay, why you should encourage your child to begin drinking their milk, their water, and their juice from a cup instead, and how to brush teeth in a youngster.

Pediatric Dentists in Calgary, NE will also urge mothers to wean their child off of on-demand nighttime breastfeeding after their child’s first teeth have come through.

Children should be encouraged to brush their teeth for at least two minutes twice a day using fluoride toothpaste. As a parent, you should help your child brush until they’re able to do it by themselves. You can help encourage them by singing a song and making tooth brushing a fun activity.

You should also promote teeth cleaning right after a child drinks juice or eats candy. This will help prevent cavities as well. When they get older, you can look into dental sealants which will go on the back molars where cavities are most likely to form.

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