should I take my child to see the
You should schedule a dental
visit sometime around your child’s
first birthday. Dr. Roznik does not
usually see children under the age
of 12 so he recommends that you visit
a pediatric dentist. We would be happy
to refer you to a local pediatric
office or click here to find a childrens'
dentist in your area.
the health of the baby teeth affect
the health of the permanent teeth?
Yes, the health of the baby teeth
does affect the permanent teeth so
it is important to take care of your
baby's oral hygiene. Before teeth
start erupting you can gently cleanse
the gums with a moist washcloth.
your child has teeth you can use an
age appropriate toothbrush with soft
or extra soft bristles. The brush
should be replaced every three months,
on account of wear and tear, and the
accumulation of bacteria.
soon as your child is ready, he or
she can be taught how to brush. Use
fluoride-free toothpaste if your child
tends to swallow the paste and check
afterwards to see if all the teeth
have been cleaned properly.
sure your child brushes morning and
night and does not eat or drink anything,
other than water, after the final
cleaning. Saliva has a neutralizing
effect on harmful acids; during sleep
less saliva is produced and that is
when teeth are most at risk of damage.