The first trip to the dentist for a child can be a fearful experience. A new environment with funny reclining chairs and bright lights, with people looking in your mouth is enough to frighten anyone. As a parent, there are things you can do to prepare your child. This article gives 5 tips to help prevent fear for kids at the dental office.
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-Adapted from the ADA
When Do Baby Teeth Come In?
A baby’s 20 primary teeth are already present in the jaws at birth and typically begin to appear when a baby is between 6 months and 1 year.
Most children have a full set of 20 primary teeth by the time they are 3.
Published by the American Dental Association
Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and have a good-looking smile. What’s more, a good diet is essential for a child’s growth and development. Almost all foods, including milk or vegetables, have some type of sugar, which can contribute to tooth decay.
By Katherine Lee adapted from an article written for about.com
That baby tooth is loose, should you have the dentist extract the tooth? The answer is no.
Pediatric Dentists recommend letting the baby tooth fall out naturally. Kids can definitely wiggle the tooth to help it along. Ed Moody,
-Adapted from the American Dental Association
Brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, but it’s not always easy to clean every nook and cranny of your teeth – especially those back teeth you use to chew (called molars). Molars are rough, uneven and a favorite place for leftover food and cavity-causing bacteria to hide.