Did you know that by age 5, 30% of kids have tooth decay. It is extremely important to impart good oral hygiene early on in every child’s upbringing. A visit to the Pediatric dentist should be done between 6 months and 1 year old. This is when your child will start to show their first baby tooth.
Some tips to give the baby teeth a fighting chance from decay is to take a wash cloth and gently wipe the gums and teeth after feeding. Sore gums as teeth erupt (teething) can be alleviated with a cold wet wash cloth over the gums.
Visit your Pediatric Dentist prior to age 1 or when the first tooth erupts and visit your Orthodontist by age 6. Thanks for visiting!