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Early Dental Care

In order to prevent dental problems, your child should see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears, or no later than his/her first birthday.

A toothbrush will remove plaque bacteria that can lead to decay. Any soft bristled toothbrush with a small head, preferably one designed specifically for infants, should be used at least once a day at bedtime.

Primary, or “baby,” teeth are important for many reasons. Not only do they help children speak clearly and chew naturally, they also aid in forming a path that permanent teeth can follow when they are ready to erupt.

For more information on healthy teeth see the AAPD’s Mouth Monsters Movement. If you are also looking for tips on how to help your child stay calm at the dentist, click here.

If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment at our Pleasanton pediatric dentistry office, please contact our office today.