Your child should be naturally proud of his or her smile. It expresses joy, laughter, and fun! To make sure your child has a healthy and desirable smile, start early. Really early.
At Create A Smile, PC – Dr. Ken Moore, your premier family and cosmetic dentistry practice in the Bloomington area, we recommend that a child’s first dental visit take place when their first tooth erupts. An early check is the first step in preventing problems and setting the stage for lifelong dental health. Dr. Moore will keep the visit short, but perform a thorough visual examination to make sure there are no concerns.
Dr. Moore and our team at Create A Smile, PC serves many families in the Bloomington area with expertise and compassion. We love working with children and will help your child have a pleasing experience learning to care for their teeth. Please give us a call at our Bloomington area office today to set up an appointment for family or cosmetic dentistry services
Our team will counsel you on good dental procedures at home, such as correct brushing and flossing. You will also be guided regarding healthy eating choices and the impact of poor choices. It is especially critical to keep your toddler from eating sticky or hard candies that lodge in molars and spaces between teeth. It is also important to monitor the amount of juice they drink and keep it in a cup instead of a bottle.
Any time sugary foods or drinks are in contact with teeth, the enamel is weakened from the acid those substances contain. Prolonged exposure begins to wear the enamel away, setting the stage for cavities. Unlike broken bones that regenerate, once enamel is gone, it’s essentially gone, though fluoride can remineralize weakened enamel to a small degree.
Promoting a healthy, low sugar diet is always optimal for your toddler’s teeth. If your baby or toddler needs a bottle to calm down and go to sleep, make sure that the bottle contains only water.
Other essential habits are to brush and floss your teeth in front of your child. (If you have never been regular flossing – it’s time to start!) Let them see that it is a priority and a comfortable habit in your life. Brush their teeth with a soft bristled brush and a small amount of toothpaste. Let them try it, but always go over their teeth afterward, making sure each tooth is brushed. When finished, give them a cup of water to help rinse the toothpaste out.
Before coming to Create A Smile, PC – Dr. Ken Moore, we suggest that you discuss the upcoming appointment with your child, letting he or she know that their teeth are going to be checked. Dr. Moore will help your child feel proud of their effort and help them have a favorable visit, the first of many to come.
Each member of our friendly team is dedicated to making our youngest patients feel safe and comfortable. Our patients enjoy the friendly atmosphere while benefitting from our state-of-the-art technology. You are also welcome to call our office any time between scheduled visits with any questions or concerns that might arise. We are devoted to your child’s lifelong dental health
Dr. Moore and our team at Create A Smile, serves many families in the Bloomington area with expertise and compassion. We love working with children and will help your child have a pleasing experience learning to care for their teeth. Please give us a call at our Bloomington area office today to set up an appointment for family or cosmetic dentistry services for your child or any member of your family!