Hello new parents! We know that keeping babies and toddlers safe and healthy requires constant effort. You secure them tightly in their car seats, lock your medicine cabinet, and guard the stairway with a gate. You take them to your pediatrician for immunizations, check-ups, and an occasional prescription for an antibiotic.
Providence Dental wants to remind you about another critical component of child wellness: oral health. Sadly, we see too many cases of completely preventable child decay. You have probably received the following important advice, but it bears repeating:
Don’t put babies to bed with a bottle!
Don’t allow kids to drink juice continually during the day!
Prevent frequent snacking on sugary foods!
Oral health is intrinsically connected to overall physical health and normal development. If your oral hygiene is not up to par, now is the time to shape up and help your young child develop optimal oral health practices that will serve them well throughout their life.
Providence Dental recommends beginning twice-yearly dental visits around age one or when the first tooth breaks through. Our friendly staff helps young patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their exams.
Dentist Steven Do can advise you on thumb sucking, dental sealants, normal child tooth development, braces, athletic tooth protection, fluoride, or any other pediatric dental issue.
If your toddler has not yet visited the dentist, schedule an appointment ASAP by calling us at 702-852-2244.