Your child’s teeth are of the utmost concern. Many parents have questions about common dental issues such as, “when do the baby teeth come in?”, or “when should my child’s first appointment be made?” Here are a few common dental health FAQ’s parents often ask.
When Should My Child’s First Visit Be?
Your child’s first visit to the pediatric dentist should occur when their first teeth erupt, around 6 months of age. Their first visit should occur before their first birthday, even if their first teeth have not come in yet.
How Often Should My Child See the Pediatric Dentist?
Should you have any concerns or questions between appointments, call Dr. Darryl Engel’s office to schedule an appointment.
Why Should My Child See a Pediatric Dentist?
How Should I Clean My Baby’s Teeth and Gums?
After your baby gets their first teeth, you can use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean the teeth. You should not use fluoride-based toothpaste until your child can spit on their own, around age 3. When children are ready for toothpaste, use a pea-sized amount. Monitor your child’s brushing to ensure they are not swallowing the toothpaste.
My Child Sucks Their Thumb, Will This Be a Problem?
Should My Child Get Sealants?
What is Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?
My Child Plays Sports. How Can I Protect His/Her Teeth?
Why Should Baby Teeth Be Fixed?
What Can I do to Help With Teething?
What If My Child Gets a Toothache?
What If a Permanent Tooth Gets Knocked Out?
My Child Grinds Their Teeth. What Should I Do?
As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Darryl Engel is committed to the life long dental health of your child. For any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child’s teeth, please call the office.
Call Dr. Darryl Engel’s office today at: 201-262-0211 to schedule your child’s first pediatric dental appointment and keep them on the road to a beautiful, healthy smile.