Here at Oxnard Dental, we are pleased to offer attentive, expert, gentle pediatric care that begins early on. When your baby’s new teeth begin erupting, depend on our 93036 pediatric dentist for expert advice and guidance.
Even before your baby is getting her or his first tooth erupting, be sure to wipe his or her gums after feedings. Use a soft cloth or equivalent and make sure it is wetted with warm water. Keeping your baby’s gums clean is essential right from the start. As baby teeth start growing in, they are, of course, temporary, but they must last your child for several years, until they begin to fall out on their natural schedule to make room for the soon to emerge adult teeth. It is never too early to bring your child in to see our 93036 pediatric dentist once baby teeth have grown in. It does not take very long before cavities may begin to form. And since you don’t want your baby to suffer with a toothache, it’s a good idea to follow basic tips that will make tooth decay and any resulting cavities less likely to occur. Don’t put her or him to bed with a bottle or leave the bottle for too long at any juncture. By age two, your child should be brushing with toothpaste. Our 93036 pediatric dentist will show you and him or her the proper technique in order to promote the best results. And be sure to ask us about fluoride treatments and dental sealants, because they are vital tools in the fight against cavities.
It is our goal to keep your child’s baby teeth strong and healthy, and later to do the same with the adult teeth. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to come in with your baby.