- Is your child having a difficult time adjusting to braces? Learn more about how to help your child with this article from Family.com.
- The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry offers a guide to dental care in the first year of your baby’s life.
- Children as young as seven can benefit from braces. Find out why orthodontics is an important component of pediatric dentistry by reading this article from KidsHealth.
- WebMD offers a comprehensive breakdown of dental development milestones, from six months to 21 years of age.
- Read about preventing cavities in young children with this link to Medline Plus.
- If you have any questions about caring for your child’s teeth, Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry of Long Island is here to help. Schedule an appointment today by calling (516) 798-1111—we offer two locations to serve to you better.
As a parent, your example and encouragement will help your child develop good dental hygiene habits as he grows. Learning the facts about cavity prevention and using the right tools will ensure your child’s teeth get the care they need.
In this video, you will hear about the importance of establishing good oral hygiene habits as early as possible. Monitor your child when he brushes and flosses and offer encouragement to help him feel positive about maintaining good dental care.
You can get the information you need to cultivate healthy dental habits in your child when you visit Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry. We will gladly answer your questions and show you and your child the steps of a good oral hygiene routine. You can get more information about our pediatric dental services when you schedule an appointment by calling (516) 798-1111.
Regular dental care is important for babies, even before their first teeth appear. Your child should also see a pediatric dentist before he or she reaches his or her first birthday. Learn more about caring for your child’s teeth by reading these articles:
There are many milestones for parents of young children to pay attention to, from growth to social development. It’s also important to observe your child’s dental development so that you’ll know when he or she requires pediatric dental care. For example, it’s recommended that children have their first visit to the dentist around the time that the first tooth appears.
Babies’ First Teeth
Your baby’s first set of teeth are called the primary teeth. You should be able to see the first teeth poking through the gums when your baby is about six months old. However, girls tend to acquire their first teeth before boys do. The front teeth typically appear first, followed by the back molars. Similarly, the lower teeth usually appear prior to the upper teeth. All 20 of the primary teeth should be visible by the time your child is three years old. During this time, follow a pediatric dentist’s recommendations for oral care. The dentist may recommend giving children older than six months a fluoride supplement.
Children’s Permanent Teeth
When your child is between the ages of six and 11 years old, you will notice that he or she begins to lose the baby teeth. You will likely notice the permanent molars appearing first, as your child begins to lose his or her front teeth. The permanent teeth may initially appear crooked, but they will typically straighten out over time. When your child is between the ages of 12 to 21 years, the last eight molars, including four wisdom teeth, will appear through the gums.
Issues in Dental Development
Observing your child’s dental development allows you to ask the dentist about any potential issues as soon as possible. For example, if your child’s baby teeth do not appear in the typical order, inform the dentist. The teeth may not have enough room to develop properly, or there may be an infection. Sometimes, a child’s permanent tooth starts to develop when the corresponding primary tooth is not yet loose. To make room for the permanent tooth, the dentist will remove the baby tooth.
To learn more about caring for a young child’s teeth, consult a pediatric dentist. Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry of Long Island is committed to providing the highest standard of care and patient comfort for your child. Call us today at (516) 798-1111 for an appointment.
Start your child on the path to good oral hygiene early in life. Begin cleaning your infant’s gums before the first teeth appear. To do so, dampen a clean washcloth and gently wipe the gums during bath time. This will also help your child become accustomed to having his or her mouth cleaned.
Watch this video to learn more about caring for your baby’s teeth. The pediatrician in this video explains how to brush your baby’s teeth when they appear, as well as when you should start using toothpaste. You’ll also learn why you should never put your baby to sleep with a bottle in his or her mouth.
Bring your baby to a pediatric dentist before his or her first birthday. Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry of Long Island offers comprehensive pediatric dental care. Contact us today at (516) 798-1111 to schedule an appointment.