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Age Specific Dental Info

13-19 Months Old-

Teething usually starts around 6 months and continues until 2-3 years of age. Clean your infant’s gums with a soft cloth or finger brush twice a day even before teething. Daily oral care helps your baby to get used to having their mouth cleaned. Once the first tooth erupts transition to a soft bristle brush. Cavity-forming bacteria can be passed through saliva, be aware sharing utensils or drinks can put your child at risk of dental cavity. Make sure to schedule your baby’s first dental visit by their first birthday

19-28 Months Old-

Keep only water in no-spill training cups. Frequent drinking of any other liquid, even if diluted, from a bottle or no-spill training cup can increase your child’s risk of tooth decay. Be careful with the number of juices or sugary drinks your little one consumes each day. We recommend no more than 4-6 ounces daily of these type of beverages for children over the age of 1 year old, and no juices or sugary drinks before the age of 1. Bottles or sippy cups should not be used at naptime or bedtime unless they only have water in them

2-5 Years Old-

Begin flossing when two teeth start touching. Pacifier, thumb sucking, and finger sucking habits should be discontinued by the second birthday. Use a pea sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste during teeth brushing time. Establish a fun bedtime routine that includes teeth brushing and flossing

6-10 Years Old-

Around 6 years old, permanent teeth start coming along starting with the 6 years molars. We recommend sealants to prevent cavities in the deep grooves of the molars. Emphasize brushing in small circles around the gum-lines to help prevent gingivitis. The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO), and The American Dental Association recommend orthodontic evaluation at 7 years of age

11 Years Old- AND UP

Our team will provide you child with oral hygiene instructions to address habits and prevent decay on the permanent teeth growing in. Eruption time of the permanent teeth varies from child to child, and sometimes tooth age does not quite follow chronological age. When the permanent second molars are erupted we recommend dental sealants on these teeth to help to prevent caries on the newly erupted molars. At this age, it is important for children to become more responsible for their own dental health.

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TEDDY BEAR CHILDREN'S DENTISTRY is committed to providing your child with an excellent pediatric dental experience in a fun and comfortable environment. We specialize in pediatric dentistry care for infants, children and young adults. Working together, we will make your experience with us a walk in the park. We can’t wait to see you on the hill.
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