Our Tulsa pediatric dental team has performed residencies caring for children, infants and teens. Caring for children’s teeth requires additional attention to detail in addition to patience and understanding of a child’s unique needs. If you are looking for compassionate dental care for your child, consider enlisting the help of our team for the dental health of your whole family. Below is some advice for parents regarding helping their kids to maintain good health care.
Tooth Decay in Children
Cavities in children are amongst the most common of all problems children have. This is especially true from kids ages five to 17. Parents are encouraged to monitor the diets of children who are old enough to feed themselves as they have a tendency to enjoy foods and drinks that are high in sugar content and thus related to development of cavities. Although a children’s teeth will eventually be replaced by their adult teeth it is important to develop good oral health habits as well as consider the effects healthy teeth will have on development.
Tulsa Pediatric Dentistry for Infants & Toddlers
Dental care for children begins when the first tooth erupts. The first tooth will usually erupt within the first six months and will require cleaning either by a dentist or the parent. Contact our office to learn how to clean your child’s teeth on your own or use a cold, wet washcloth to clean their teeth after every meal. A baby with several teeth may be able to use a children’s toothbrush with small amounts of toothpaste although parents should consult with our practice before brushing their children’s teeth as excess fluoride ingestion can be harmful for a child. If you have not taken your child to visit the dentist by age one, you should schedule an appointment with us to establish a long-term dental health plan for your child.
Learn more about pediatric dentistry in Tulsa or contact us to schedule an appointment for your loved ones.